Eleven individuals and one state championship team will comprise the Woodford County Public Schools Hall of Fame's fourth class of inductees. They will be inducted into the hall at a ceremony Aug. 22 at Woodford County Middle School. They also will be introduced during a halftime ceremony at the Aug. 21 Woodford County High School football game.
The Class of 2015 was nominated by friends, family members and a committee composed of Woodford County alumni and educators. The inductees are listed by category:
Academics: Christina Schimmoeller Dufour (Woodford County High School, 1987) and Trina Schimmoeller Peiffer, (WCHS, 1987).
Arts and humanities: Jim Curtis (Versailles High School, 1960) and Deborah Martin (WCHS, 1981).
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Athletics: Noah Mullins (VHS, 1936) and Larry Weathers (WCHS, 1970).
Career achievement: Lewis Cox (VHS, 1948) and William S. Foley Jr. (VHS, 1962).
Patron: Silas Hart (founder of the Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation in 1994).
Public service: Carl Rollins (WCHS, 1965) and Sharon Jefferson Hardin (WCHS, 1967).
Special recognition for a notable team: The 1970 WCHS wrestling team has been recognized as Kentucky state champions, the first of Woodford County's 13 state titles.
Launched in 2012, the hall promotes the heritage of Woodford County public schools by honoring its most accomplished alumni. Most members are alumni of Woodford County High School and the county's public schools that preceded it, including Versailles High School, Midway High School and Simmons High School. The patron category was created solely for non-alumni, and the athletics category is also open to coaches who did not attend Woodford County schools.
Botanical lecture Saturday
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site, in partnership with the Woodford Herbalists Club, will offer the next program in its 2015 Early American Kitchen Garden Series at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Visitor Center. Heritage seedling producer and Woodford Herbalists member Cathy Anderson will present Botanical Expressions of 19th-Century Clothing, an examination of the way clothing terms entered our botanical language, with a look at leather britches and Queen Anne's pockets. Free seeds and seedlings of the featured plants will be available while supplies last. Admission is free. The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is located at 255 Craig's Creek Road outside Versailles. For more info, call (859) 873-7902, email info@ jouetthouse.org, or go to Jouetthouse.org.
Hear about healthier lifestyles
Stephanie Raglin, assistant director of the Hope Center Recovery Program for Women, will present Cultivating New Priorities and Healthier Lifestyles for Troubled Women at 6 p.m. Thursday at a meeting of the American Association of University Women at the Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles.
Raglin is the director of the Hope Recovery Program at the Fayette County Detention Center. She leads the Peer Mentoring Program, which teaches women how to educate themselves for gainful employment. Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. for $5. Email Marcum3@aol.com by noon Tuesday to reserve a spot for dinner.
Golf tourney set for Monday
The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation will host a golf tournament Monday at Moss Hill Golf Course, 3495 McCowans Ferry Road, Versailles. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. This is an 18-hole event with three divisions — team, individual low gross play and individual blind bogey — and a sudden death shootout. Cost is $85 a person and includes golf carts, greens fees, breakfast, lunch and drinks on the course, dinner and prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit foundation, which provides fine arts programming and performances to all public school students in Woodford County. For more information, or to register for the tournament, call Heather at (859) 879-5841.