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10 Years Ago June 15, 2006 Representatives of two property owners are scheduled to come before the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, June 22, to discuss their zone change request for over 231 acres on Lexington Road. A special meeting was scheduled for the zone change request because it was expected to generate a lot of public input during a hearing. Backer Farm, LLC (Howard Mullis, member) is seeking to rezone 62.92 acres at 2101 Lexington Road from A-1 (agricultural) to R-1B (single-family residential): planned unit development. John Backer and Beazer Homes Investment, LLC, are seeking to rezone 188.68 acres at 2700 Lexington Road from A-1 to R-1B: PUD. A 26-year-old man pleaded not guilty to murder, theft by unlawful taking (over $300) and tampering with physical evidence during his arraignment in Woodford Circuit Criminal Court June 7. Public advocate Scott Gettsinger was appointed to represent Keith Satterfield, who is accused of causing the death of Paul Jones on Jan. 22, 2006 by shooting and strangling him. Although they did not come home with a state championship, it's safe to say that this year's Woodford County High School softball team has firmly cemented its place in the WCHS history books. One week after clinching their first regional title in school history and punching their ticket to the state tournament in Jeffersontown, the Lady Jackets knocked off a pair of ranked teams and advanced to the final day of the double-elimination tournament before falling to Butler by a score of 5-4 to end an outstanding season. The Lady Jackets finished the year with a record of 21-16 and some new hardware to add to the school's trophy case after the girls won both the district and regional crowns. Timothy Southers will represent Midway College this summer at the 2006 World Scholar-Athlete Games in Rhode Island. Southers will take a break from his many duties as athletic director, recruitment coordinator, head basketball coach and instructor to be an attendee at this summer's world-famous event. 25 Years Ago June 13, 1991 Woodford County farmer Newt Popp has planted his 60th consecutive tobacco crop. On the dean's list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring semester were Rhonda Lee Koontz, David C. Little, Alan D. Morgan, Jennifer Warren Muntz, Lynett Renee Stantz, Sharon L. Timmons, Ferrell Pauley Wellman, and Joseph T. Zann. EKU graduates from Woodford County were Allen T. Dobson, Leonard Greathouse, Catherine J. Hayes, James P. Hedden, David W. Jones, David C. Little, Carmen M. Surovec, and Lee Anne Tussey.
Graduating from Transylvania University were Dean A. Ash, Kathy L. Cheak, Dawn M. Brooks, Scot A. Gill, and Cindy L. Warren. Lori Meadows of Midway is the project director for the Kentucky Textile Directory and is collecting information on textile production in the state. Gina C. Eckhart of Versailles has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society, at the University of Kentucky. Laura Steen is the recipient of the Midway Woman's Club Scholarship Award. 40 Years Ago June 10, 1976 Woodford Fiscal Court's decision of July 26, 1975, to deny a zone change request for the Wells Farm on Big Sink Pike from agricultural to residential was reversed by the Circuit Court in a decision handed down by Judge Robert Hall Smith last Friday. Tavner Dunlap III has received a B.S. degree in psychology from Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Charles Haig Gregor Jr. has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He is teaching in the department of strategy at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort, Leavenworth, Kansas. New officers of the Candy Stripers at Woodford Memorial Hospital are Linda Tandy, president; Valerie Tipps, vice president; Gail Dillingham, secretary, and Carolyn Scott, treasurer. Mrs. Lewis Piper of Midway is planning a vacation with her son, David, and his family in San Francisco. Miss Amy Rouse returned to her home in Midway from Auburn University last Thursday. Jo D. Neace of Versailles won two first place awards in the Kentucky Press Women 1975 state Communications Contest. Bobby Rodgers, 11, pitched a no-hitter in the opening game of the Recreation Department's baseball season. He plays for the Kuhlman team.