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10 Years Ago September 30, 2010 Woodford County Homecoming Court for 2010 were homecoming queen Jessica Kral, senior attendant Tressa Shaw, junior attendant Allie Czack, sophomore attendant Jessica Morgan and freshman attendant Leah Brown. The Yellow Jackets lost their homecoming game against Franklin County, 27-26. Lesley Gilpin, a social worker at Safe Harbor Academy, was named Teacher of the Year. Kathy Branham was honored on Sept. 23 for her 18 years of service as secretary and instructional assistant at Southside Elementary School. Branham retired at the end of last school year. Denyse Pendanx Cruguet, 80, one of the pioneering women in French racing and wife of Triple Crown-winning jockey Jean Cruguet, died Sept. 27, at her home in Versailles. Mildred Sanders Ruggles, 91, of Lexington, widow of John F. Ruggles Jr. (founder, Ruggles Sign Company, Versailles), daughter of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders and Josephine King Sanders, and died Tuesday, Sept. 21. Woodford County Middle School Tigers wore number 52 on their helmets at the Sept. 23 game against Harrison County in honor of eighth grade teammate Jordan Finley, who was critically injured in an ATV accident. Tigers won 44-20. Beverly Games won the Oh Susannah! Championship Flight title on Sept. 23 at the Woodford Hills Country Club. 25 Years Ago September 28, 1995 A connector road or bypass project from Troy Pike to Lawrenceburg Road is contained in the state’s six-year road plan. Edward “Doc” Britton, 70, a well-known Versailles businessman, died Sept. 23. Demolition of the old Woodford County Jail behind the courthouse began Sept. 21 and was completed in less than two days. The structure dated from 1902. A courthouse annex is proposed for the site. Construction has begun on homes in the new Helmsley subdivision on Troy Pike. Keith Shapiro, 16, a senior at Woodford County High School, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. C. Noel Hall Jr., cashier at the Woodford Bank and Trust Co., has completed the final year of the three-year program at the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado. The WCHS Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-2 in district play after falling to Montgomery County, 49-35, Friday at Community Stadium. The Jackets are 2-3 overall. Beth Curlin of Midway fired a 75 to capture the Championship Flight of last Thursday’s “Oh, Susannah!” golf tournament at Woodford Hills Country Club. 40 Years Ago September 25, 1980 Candidates for homecoming queen at Woodford County High School are Tracey Lanter, Dawn Hornback, Tammy Gormley, Wendi Combs and Diane Campbell. The queen and her court will be named at halftime at the Woodford County-Scott County football game Friday. The Woodford Red Cross blood program will switch from the Louisville Red Cross to the Central Kentucky Blood Center, Lexington, in October. Members of the Woodford County Woman’s Club who attended a regional conference in Lexington last week were Margaret Karsner, Patsy Trautner, Sally Gibson, Ida Proctor and Mrs. Jennings Brown. The Rev. Willis Polk represented the Woodford NAACP at a state NAACP conference in Louisville earlier this month. Phyllis Carey was chosen as Teacher of the Year at Midway Elementary School, where she teaches kindergarten. The Woodford County Yellow Jackets rallied for a thrilling 21-20 victory over Shelby County Friday night, scoring two touchdowns in the final period. Dan Etherington of Versailles will be a member of the basketball team at Bluefield College, Bluefield, W. Va., again this year. Wally Howard, 33, of Frankfort, formerly of Versailles, has been named executive director of the newly formed Kentucky Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Beta Club officers at Woodford County High School are Melanie Peters, president; Melissa Chapman, vice president; Wendi Combs, secretary; and Thomasina Dabney, treasurer.