From Our Files
10 Years Ago July 29, 2010
At an international academic competition last May, about a dozen students from Millville Baptist Academy won several awards, including first-place prizes for the private school’s academic team. U.S. Navy Ensign Jameson Gay, son of Jamey and Rickie Gay, grandson of Wendell and Lois Combs, Peggy Craig Gay and the late James L. Gay of Versailles, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on May 28, 2010, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. US Banker magazine has included Kentucky Bank in the listing of the nation’s top 200 community banks. Kentucky Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Kentucky Bank, reported a $277,000 increase in the second quarter earnings of 2010 compared to the same time period in 2009. Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. reported earnings for the second quarter of 2010 of $8.6 million or 56 cents per basic share compared to $6.8 million or 45 cents per basic share earned during the quarter that ended on March 31, and $5.9 million or 39 cents per basic share earned during the second quarter of 2009. Woodford County High School 2010 graduate Robert Bracco was awarded the Michael Jackson Wrestling Scholarship on June 20.
25 Years Ago July 27, 1995
Woodford Sun reporter Eric Vore has resigned after nearly 15 years with the newspaper. He and his wife, Linda, have accepted teaching positions with the Red Bird Mission school, located in Bell and Clay counties. Combined deposits in Woodford County’s three full-service banks at the close of business on June 30 were $214,100,000. Nancy Meares and Aly Clay of Versailles are participating in the high school section of the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. Jason Michael Ladnier of Versailles graduated recently from DePaul University’s Honors Program with a bachelor of arts and political science degree. Elizabeth Carol Dickey of Versailles has been appointed to a graduate fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Robert Botkin celebrated 10 years as president of Midway College on July 1. Neva Boston Allen, 88, found of the Jack and Jill School in Versailles, died July 22. She operated the school, then located on Park Street, from the early 1940s until the late 1960s. Ninety-eight Woodford Countians have entered the Bluegrass State Games, which open tomorrow.
40 Years Ago July 24, 1980
The Woodford Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees has authorized the letting of bids on structural and precast concrete for a family health care center. A general construction contract will be signed later in the year. Circuit Judge Robert Hall Smith has upheld the county Planning and Zoning Commission and Woodford Fiscal Court approvals of a zone change for 27.6 acres across from the new county park, from agricultural to high-density residential use. The case will be appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Fire alarm sires are no longer being sounded here, now that all city and county firefighters have been provided with beepers and can be paged by the city police dispatcher. A proposal to close Williams Lane, which runs between Payne’s Mill Road and Big Sink Pike, has drawn opposition in Woodford Fiscal Court. Bruce Lewis of Versailles is attending a guitar workshop in Roseland Heights, N.Y. Dr. and Mrs. Jim Roach of Tallahassee, Fla., will come to Midway this weekend. Dr. Roach will practice medicine at the Roach and Fisher Clinic during August. The Kuhlman Electric Phillies were the National League champions in Recreation baseball. On the team were Jeff Marshall, Bill Campbell, Timmy Beasley, David Miles, Brian Hammond, Prentice Bryant, Chris Frederick, David Reed, Tony Thompson, Mike Moraja, Lee Updike, Todd Spears, Trent Thompson and Chris Farmer. Coaches were Bill Frederick, Jim Miles and Tim Thompson.