Woodford County Notes: Midway honors veterans

The City of Midway observed Memorial Day with its annual ceremony in Midway Cemetery on May 28. The guest speaker was Winchester mayor and veteran Ed Burtner. Midway's oldest living veteran, Bernie Wall, 98, also was in attendance. Donna Forman continued the annual tradition that she and her father, Joe Fisher, began of placing American flags on each veteran's grave. Fisher also was instrumental in establishing the Midway Veterans Wall in the cemetery. Boy Scout Troop No. 40 and Girl Scout Troop No. 1038 volunteered during the event.

Student athletes make college commitments

Several Woodford County students have committed to playing sports with various colleges throughout the state.

■ Trent Boyd will play soccer on a partial scholarship at Georgetown College for the 2012-13 school year. Boyd is a center-midfielder and was Woodford County's offensive MVP in 2012.

■ Shelby Mattingly has signed to swim for Campbellsville University next year on a partial scholarship.

■ Isaac Adams has signed to play football next season for the University of Pikeville. He plans to study medical science.

■ Wesley Morris will be wrestling at Lindsey Wilson College during the 2012-13 academic year. As a senior Woodford County Mat Jacket, Morris won the Region 7 championship in the 220-pound weight division and finished sixth in the KHSAA state championships.

■ Chris Ares has committed to play baseball at Transylvania University next season. Former Coach Jay Lucas considers Ares to be one of the best players he has coached during his 20 years at Woodford County and named Ares to the recently established All-Lucas Team.

■ Rodney Gross has signed to play baseball, with an option to play basketball, at Centre College next year. Gross played both sports at Woodford County High School and was named to the All-District Tournament basketball team for his junior and senior years.