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10 Years Ago April 13, 2006 An 18-year-old Lexington resident was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Pisgah Pike at Paynes Mill Road, according to police. Travis Hurst, a passenger in a vehicle driven by an as yet unidentified male driver, was pronounced dead at the scene by Woodford County Coroner Steve Ward. Woodford County High School senior James Bland III was crowned Mr. WCHS on Friday, March 24, outlasting 12 worthy opponents. Bland described the event, which included a choreographed dance number, formal wear, swimwear, and question and answer sections, as fun and mostly free of stress. The old Versailles Post Office building on Lexington Street was conveyed to the developers of Thoroughbred Square, according to April 4 deeds filed in the Woodford County clerk's office. AHL Holding Company and Thoroughbred Square Kentucky, LLC (Audrey Haisfield, managing member) conveyed office space on the second-floor of the Thoroughbred Square building in downtown Versailles to The Old Post Office, LLC (Bennett Bell Williams, member) in exchange for the post office property at 265 Lexington Street. The fair market value of each property was listed at $400,000 in the deeds. 25 Years Ago April 11, 1991 Woodford Fiscal Court has approved the first cluster development project - Country Club Estates - under the newly enacted rural residential ordinance. The development is located off McCowan's Ferry Road. Fiscal court has delayed a proposal to close Brooklyn Bridge Road, which is prone to flooding, having sought an attorney general's opinion on the action. Winners in the county conservation essay and poster contests were Amy Stout, WCMS student, essay; Sasha Williams, Simmons Elementary, poster in grades 1-3, and Elizabeth Reeves, Mortonsville Elementary, poster in grades 4-6. The Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association will present "Miss Cora - The Moonlight Lady," an interpretive dramatization of the life of Cora Wilson Stewart, on April 12. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Starks recently returned to Midway after a trip to California and Arizona, including a visit to the Grand Canyon. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Benson and family of Midway spent last week in Florida. Sixth-graders at St. Leo School earning first honors last grading period were Leslie Jennings, Colin Roberts, Jane Seitz, Katie Sullivan, and Sarah Trumbore. WCHS swimmer Tasha Mirilovich has signed to swim with Morehead State University's team next season. German exchange student Stefan Tacke, who played for the WCHS Yellow Jackets, signed with the University of Illinois-Chicago. 40 Years Ago April 8, 1976 A new school facility survey for Woodford County schools will be conducted by the state Department of Education beginning April 19. For the past few years, the local board and the state board of education have been at odds concerning school facility planning. The percentage of high school freshmen going on to graduate has risen to 75. Six years ago, the figure was 60 percent. The reconstruction of the Versailles-Lexington Road is still on the drawing board, according to Bureau of Highways officials. James C. Raisor has been named by the Midway Lions Club as Midway's Outstanding Citizen for 1975. An all-day tour of Woodford County's sinking creeks geologic area will be held Saturday. Recognized at Western Kentucky University's Honors Convocation March 28 were Woodford County students Connie Lee Hill, John Mark Miller, and Beverly Frances Padgett. Woodford County High School basketball players Jerry Guy and Bo Lanter received honorable mention in the all-state selections announced Sunday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Guy was also selected for honorable mention by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Billy Dotson received an Eagle gold palm and Whitney Dunlap III received a bronze Eagle palm at a Boy Scout Troop 43 Court of Honor last week. Bret Hornback was the winner of the Billy C. Moore trophy at the St. Leo School basketball banquet last week.