From Our Files
10 Years Ago August 26, 2010 St. Leo School students, teachers and parents were more excited than normal as classes began at the new Catholic Education/Parish Life Center last week. Students toured their new school building on Aug. 18 – the first day of classes. George Pressey started his tenure as St. Leo School’s new principal. Woodford Fiscal Court on Tuesday night approved a compensating tax rate for real and personal property of 7 cents per $100 of assessed value. Woodford County High School’s 11 seniors, Nneka Amadife, Eric Huster, Elizabeth Jacobs, Hanna Leatherman, Paige Martin, Shannon McClintock, Rachel Morgan, Logan Pauley, Jared Rogers, Hannah Shultz and Abbi Tonges, were honored by the Board of Education for participating in the Governor’s Scholars Program. The Woodford County Board of Education adopted tax rates for fiscal year 2011 following a public hearing on Aug. 19. The board unanimously adopted tax rates of 52.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on real and personal property – an increase from 49.6 cents per $100 of value in fiscal year 2010. The Woodford County Board of Education recognized its transportation department on Monday night for being chosen in July as Kentucky’s Outstanding Training Department. SR Charles K. Cox completed basic training at the U.S. Naval Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Ill. He is a 2009 graduate of Woodford County High School. Woodford County Yellow Jackets’ fell to South Oldham 27-24 in overtime in their opening game Aug. 20. Mary Kay Woodrum won the Juniper Women’s Invitational on Aug. 18. The Woodford County High School boys’ soccer team had their first win of the year with a 1-0 victory over Boyle County on Aug. 19. 25 Years Ago August 24, 1995 Paul Stahler, who has served as principal at Huntertown, Millville and Midway elementary schools, has been named the school district’s new director of pupil personnel. Woodford Fiscal Court has set a property tax rate of 8.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from 8.9 cents. The rate will bring in approximately the same amount of revenue as was collected in 1994. A hand-held training missile launcher lost from the back of a National Guard truck in Tennessee was found in the possession of a Versailles man on Aug. 17. A new bridge over South Elkhorn Creek on Brown’s Mill Read is nearing completion. Damon W. Evans of Versailles has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will report for recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. on Dec. 19. Midway residents attending Centre College are Beau Endicott and Brian Larson. Attending the University of Kentucky are Sean Berry, Sean Endicott, John Louis Wash and Matt Warfield. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets will meet Scott County in the Governor’s Bowl tomorrow night at Community Stadium to inaugurate the 1995 football season. Jonathan Higgins is in his third year as starting quarterback. The team is coached by Buck Stewart. 40 Years Ago August 23, 1980 An organizational meeting has been planned for a committee to work toward establishing a museum in the recently restored Big Spring Church on Rose Hill. Furnishings are being sought for two other historic buildings in Woodford County – the Jack Jouett House and the Crittenden Cabin. Louise Reynolds is the new owner of Bel Air Florist. The wedding of Patricia Lynne Nave and John Rawleigh Kittinger was solemnized Saturday, Aug. 16. Barry Barnett, Marcus Barnett and Patricia Bright have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Mary Houser and Marianne Zann are new members of the staff of the Woodford County Library. Helen Ross Murray Roach, 88, Midway, widow of Thompson M. Roach, died Aug. 13. The Clear Creek Cloggers won the grand champion trophy at the recent Estill County Fair and the Kentucky Hoedowners were first runners-up in national competition in Ocean City, Md. Roy Barnes was the men’s A singles champion and Mary Kay Woodrum was the women’s singles winner in the Woodford County Closed Tennis Tournament last weekend. David Gould was the winner of the Woodford Hills Country Club golf championship last week.