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10 Years Ago March 9, 2006 A 54-year-old Versailles man has been indicted for attempted murder, a class B felony. The indictment was returned by a Woodford County Grand Jury Feb. 20. Jessie M. Brown III has also been indicted in Woodford Circuit Court for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (a class C felony), operating a motor vehicle while impaired (fourth offense), resisting arrest, reckless driving and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. If found guilty of attempted murder, Brown could face 10 to 20 years in prison. After dominating the ranks of high school wrestling once again, Head Coach Rusty Parks and members of the Woodford County High School wrestling team were recognized by the Versailles City Council Tuesday night. Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman commended Coach Parks and the squad. Fearing a traffic increase on Midway Road (U.S. 62), the Midway City Council unanimously approved a motion authorizing Midway Mayor Becky Moore to send a letter to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet opposing the proposed Northwest Versailles Mobility Corridor at a meeting Monday night. 25 Years Ago March 7, 1991 Homecoming plans are under way for local military personnel returning from the Persian Gulf War, which ended on Wednesday of last week. The Woodford County Fair was second runner-up as one of the state's "Most Progressive Fairs." Versailles Police Chief Robert Y. Brown has returned to duty following eye surgery. Ada Ann Evans, 48, a social studies teacher at Woodford County Middle School, died March 4 of cancer. Ground will he broken Sunday for the county school system's Southside Elementary School. Joni Schenck, 14, was crowned 1991 Junior Miss Dance of Kentucky following competition in Louisville. Shannon Spatcher and Stacey Moore have been initiated into Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of Kentucky. Woodford County High School swimmer Bubba Foley placed eighth in the state 100-yard breaststroke event at UK Saturday. All-state academic cheerleading squad members from Woodford are Vanessa Bland, Marte Foley, Jennifer Thrash, Alicia Hippe, Amanda Forman, Carey Royalty, and Gena Green. 40 Years Ago March 4, 1976 F.R. Miller, jailer for Woodford County for the past 38 months, has resigned, effective March 12. Warren Blades has been appointed deputy jailer and will presumably become jailer when Miller leaves. Construction has begun on a new Convenient Food Mart in Versailles, off Frankfort Street near Woodford County High School. Diana Fulton Jones was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Kentucky. On Morehead State University's dean's list were Deborah A. Young, Steve R. Burkhart, Janice E. Fillmore, Michael W. Hellard, Barbara J. Smart, and Irvin B. Watts. Barbara Bowman, an Eastern Kentucky University education major, is assigned to Madison Central High for her student teaching. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets ended the regular basketball season with a 17-10 record. Jay Noel, a former Yellow Jacket basketball star, became the 14th member of Transylvania University's 1,000-Point Club on Tuesday night of last week. Lena Polk, formerly of Versailles, now a member of the U.S. Army, has become not only her unit's first female but its first female truck driver. She is with the 29th Engineer Detachment at Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Ga.