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10 Years ago July 13, 2006 Cynthiana native the Rev. Randy Coy said that being named pastor at Versailles United Methodist Church feels like a homecoming of sorts. Coy is replacing Coleman Howlett, who has been appointed as the United Methodist Church's District Superintendent for Elizabethtown. Tricia Nave Kittinger, circuit court clerk for Woodford County, participated in the 2006 Circuit Clerks' Summer Conference held June 21-23 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. 25 Years Ago July 11, 1991 The county school board has decided to name the new elementary school in Midway Northside Elementary. The board renewed Superintendent Jim Jackson's contract for four years on a split vote - three in favor, one against, and one abstention. A crowd estimated at more than 3,000 attended the "Pops and Props" concert and fireworks show July 4 at the county park. Kimberly J. Kincaid of Versailles has completed Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. David J. Morgan of Versailles was recently commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. A dedication ceremony at the Historical Society Museum in Versailles and a visit to the restored Calmes tomb on Ashview Farm marked the closing ceremonies of a reunion of the Calmes family and the Genealogical Society of Versailles. Brownie Scouts who are moving into the Girl Scout organization are Lynette Combs, Erin Raisor, Brooke Whitehouse, Sarah Srodulski, Melinda Morrow, Colleen Kay, Selina Nichols, Brandi Thompson, Tarah Combs, Marianne Lodmell, Dagni Wilson, Shannon Gnau, Ashley Thomas, Adrianne Smither, Rachel Kenny, Amy Brown, and Diane Gnau. The Rev. Alan Hansen, the new rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, will officiate at his first services here Sunday. The new baseball field at the county park, named in honor of the late former Gov. A.B. Chandler, will be dedicated tomorrow. Amber Jett of Woodford County High School was named to the all-star team at the University of North Carolina's recent soccer camp. She was shown in a photo with World Cup star Mia Hamm. 40 Years Ago July 8, 1976 The Versailles City Council defeated Mayor Scott Miller's bid to give city employees a 12-percent pay raise Tuesday, upholding previous action approving an eight percent increase. Bill Barrows won the prize for the best beard in a contest associated with the city's observance of the nation's bicentennial. Allen Wilks had the best-groomed beard. Grading is under way at the south end of the Woodford Plaza shopping center in preparation for the construction of a new and larger Kroger store. Humorist Grady Nutt was the featured speaker as Midway's observance of the nation's bicentennial came to a conclusion Sunday. Michael W. Hellard and Michael H. Kirby were on the Morehead State University dean's list for the spring semester. Pamela Ann Williams was on Mary Baldwin College's honor list. Len Ellis of Versailles was named the outstanding camper at the recent Don Lane basketball camp at Transylvania University.

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