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10 Years Ago January 19, 2006 Leigh Taylor Phillips, Woodford County Junior Miss 2006, was selected as Kentucky 2006 Junior Miss Jan. 14 in Lexington. Members of the Elm Street/ McCracken Pike Preservation Alliance (EMPA) have filed an ethics complaint against Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman, alleging that the mayor should have disclosed his financial ties to a development group that was seeking a zone change relating to the Josephine Barrows property on Elm Street/ McCracken Pike. 25 Years Ago January 17, 1991 Ambrose Wilson IV was elected chairman of the Woodford County Board of Education Monday night. Jim Staples was sworn in as a new member of the board. Charles Dawson, assistant superintendent for operations, has asked that his name be removed from consideration for the name of the new elementary school at Midway. Lorie Katherine Logan of Versailles placed second in the 1991 Young Woman of the Year (Junior Miss) state competition. Dr. Richard Drayer has moved his optometry practice to 101 High Street. Brian S. DeYoung was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Kentucky. Elizabeth Reeves, a student at Mortonsville Elementary, was the winner of the Jim Claypool Conservation Poster Contest. Sasha Williams, who attends Simmons Elementary, was runner-up. Scotty Baesler, a Democrat, and Larry Forgy, a Republican, both of Lexington, are seeking party nominations for governor. 40 Years Ago January 14, 1976 Katie Yeary, the first woman to serve on the Versailles City Council, was sworn in Jan. 6, along with the other members, J. R. Binford, Phil House, Albert Buffin, Luther Bland Jr., and Paul Noel. About two inches of snow at mid-week closed schools here Thursday and Friday. The temperature fell to 5 below zero Friday morning. High winds Tuesday of last week tore barn roofs off and knocked power lines down.

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