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10 Years Ago June 1, 2006 Nearly 129 acres on Tyrone Pike was sold for $1.1 million, according to a May 18 deed filed with the Woodford County Clerk's office. Lawrence Martin Olsen, James I. Lowry, Sarah L. Manning, Charles A. Taylor and Donna S. Taylor sold the property at 2195 Tyrone Pike to B & M Farms, LLC, (Eric Barber and Bobby J. McIntyre, members). Two tobacco barns and two houses are located on the 128.93 acres. Richard Starks, son of James and Marsha Starks of Midway, was named the recipient of the Michael C. Wallace Award at Senior Class Night on May 24 at Woodford County High School. Woodford County High School graduating seniors Katherine Hoffman and Taylor Phillips have been named 2006 National Merit Scholarship Finalists. They are among 15,000 students nationwide who were named finalists based upon their high school academic records, a principal's endorsement and PSAT/SAT scores. 25 Years Ago May 30, 1991 Woodford County's Ben Chandler won the Democratic nomination for state auditor Tuesday, capturing 58.2 percent of the vote in his race against Robert Mead CPA. Betty Holmes of Louisville won the Republican nomination for auditor. Brereton Jones of Midway defeated Scotty Baesler in the Democratic primary for governor. Larry Hopkins squeaked past Larry Forgy in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Queen Elizabeth II flew out of Blue Grass Airport Sunday at the conclusion of a U.S. visit that concluded with a private stay at Lane's End Farm, the Woodford County home of Will and Sarah Farish. Co-valedictorians of the Woodford County High School Class of 1991, which graduates tomorrow night, are Missy Elder and Cindy Searcy. Co-salutatorians are Lorie Logan and Ashlee Warren. Diplomas will be awarded to 198 graduates. The WCHS Band returned from a competition in Toronto, Canada, with several trophies, including the coveted Adjudicator Award. Chris Jackson of WCHS claimed the title of Kentucky's "Fastest Human" Saturday winning the state Class AAA 100-meter dash title by two-tenths of a second over a Bowling Green runner. 40 Years Ago May 27, 1976 Rob Marshall won the state high school AA pole vault event at UK Friday, clearing 13 feet, and Holly Straight won the mile run in the AA girls' meet with a time of 5: 17.8. Graduation of a record class of 216 is set at Woodford County High School June 3. Six students share valedictorian honors: Joellen Gill, Jane P. Krabill, Ronald W. Lowry, Diana J. Paul, Karen L. Stipp, and Sarah L. Weisenberger. Miss Mayme Cogar of Midway received Georgetown College's Alumni Association Award at the school's honors program on May 21. Miss Muriel Hutchinson of Versailles has received her master's degree in classical languages and literature at the University of Kentucky, in the Donovan Scholars Program. At 70, she was the oldest person receiving a degree at UK's 1976 commencement. Lori Hoffmann was the winner of the regional Woman's Club art contest. Wally Howard has received the state Young Democrats' top award, named in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy.