From Our Files
10 Years Ago August 12, 2010 Tuesday evening at Woodford Fiscal Court, several Montgomery Avenue residents disputed the recent pickup of their cats by Woodford County Animal Control officers and request for their fines to be refunded. Ultimately, magistrates chose to take no action. Navy Airman Casey E. Kendrick, son of Cathie J. and Bruce R. Kendrick of Versailles, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Participants in the Woodford County Junior Miss program on Aug. 14 are Kamille Cole, Michaela Pierceall, Paige Martin, Catherine Borland, Dunn Latham, Haley Freeman, Hannah Mize, Jessica Kral, Patrice Doyle, Rachel Hughes, Sarah England, Savannah Turpin, Scarlett Shelby, Serena Guerin and Talitha Jones. Woodford County students Catherine Borland, Ashford King and Ryan Leet participated in the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 20 to July 10. 25 Years Ago August 10, 1995 The future of the old Simmons School in the Wooldridgetown neighborhood remains to be decided following the issuance of a new demolition permit and continued opposition to its destruction. New officers of the Midway Lions Club include Bill Goodan, president; Dan Roller, first vice president; Howard Bright; second vice president; Carl Rollins, third vice president, and Nelson Prewitt, treasurer. Joe Carr of Woodford County High School earned All-American honors at the Asics Tiger Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Championships July 28-30 at Fargo, N.D. The Pisgah Tennis Tournament champion was John Herring, who defeated Gary Plock in winning his third consecutive title. Gov. Brereton Jones vetoed Friday a House of Representatives plan to redraw legislative district lines, calling the plan “blatantly unconstitutional” because it splits too many counties. 40 Years Ago August 7, 1980 The Versailles City Council has given first reading to a general fund budget of $916,300, up $498 over the preceding year. The tax rate will be set at 9.57 cents per $100. An agreement has been reached to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing tap-ons to the Merewood sewage lift station, but to continue a temporary injunction against the city of Versailles regarding discharge of pollutants onto the Dufont Farm. Skeletal remains of seven prehistorical Indians were recently discovered in a burial ground located near the Kentucky River community of Nonesuch. The skeletons are believed to be about 4,000 years old, according to a University of Kentucky anthropologist, but the amateur archaeologists who found the remains believe they are much older, based on artifacts found with them. Preparations are under way for moving the old Southern Railway Depot on North Main Street to the site of the former county rock and gravel yard on Frankfort Street. County Extension Agent Bob Huffman will be the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award at the annual convention of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents in Oklahoma City this month. Court of Appeals Judge Anthony M. Wilhoit of Versailles is the recipient of an award from the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency for contributions to the state’s criminal justice system. David E. Scales and Barbara A. Bowman are summer graduates of Eastern Kentucky University. Michael J. Burkich is a Morehead State University graduate. Curt Harper, of California, is spending the week with his grandmother, Mrs. Henry Harper, in Midway. Tammy Woodrum is competing in the 19th annual National Girls’ 16 Tennis Championships in Charleston, W. Va.