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10 Years Ago August 10, 2006 A possible "anchor tenant" from Fayette County with a $1.3 million annual payroll could be relocating to Midway, and the Midway City Council took what could be the first step to land an agricultural marketing center. Hampton "Hoppy" Henton Jr., who is a Woodford County farmer and is employed by the interested client, Blue Grass Stockyards, said that the company is seeking a new location, which could possibly fit into a 30-acre tract at the Midway Station Industrial Park. Lloyd Cothern traveled to Deltona, Fla., in March for his sister's 80th birthday. Ruth Stoner Brumley didn't know her "baby brother" was coming so it was a "big surprise" when the 70-year-old Cothern arrived at her birthday party. The siblings had lost contact more than 50 years ago. Cothern said his older sister wouldn't let him go anywhere without her during his one-week stay. Woodford County Attorney Alan George was re-elected for another two-year term as treasurer of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association (KCAA) at the annual Kentucky Prosecutors' Conference, held Aug. 2 to 4 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The local attorney was also tabbed once again to serve on both the KCCA executive committee and board of directors. 25 Years Ago August 8, 1991 Chris Jackson, a junior at Woodford County High School, won the Athletic Congress (TAC) national 100-meter dash in North Carolina recently. Charlie Rhodes of the University of Kentucky has been named WCHS soccer coach, succeeding Steve Shehan. The Midway City Council has approved the annexation of Homeplace Farm, property of the Roach family, located on Ky. 341 and I-64, where an industrial park development is proposed. Jim and Louise Wilhoit of Woodford County were on hand July 13 in New London, Conn., for the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest submarine, the U.S.S. Kentucky. Mr. Wilhoit was a member of the commissioning committee. Jean Coleman Rouse, a civic activist in Midway, died Aug. 1 at the age of 65. Beth Whitney, 17, whose mother, Nan Dawson Whitney, is a native of Versailles, was recently crowned Miss Nelson County Fair. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marshall Dawson. Wilbur Moffett was the winner of the Woodford Hills Country Club golf title Sunday - his sixth. 40 Years Ago August 5, 1976 Only a slight enrollment increase is predicted in Woodford schools this year when classes resume on Aug. 25. The estimate is 3,770, compared with 3,744 last year. Dr. Stella Edwards of Versailles has been appointed to the Kentucky White House Conference Committee on handicapped individuals. The Rev. and Mrs. Harcourt Harmon of Millville returned home after a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Mrs. Sally Shelton, Mrs. Cecil Greenup, and Mrs. D.C. Robinson of Midway and Mrs. Henry Johnston of Georgetown returned last Wednesday from a tour of the West, including visits to Pike's Peak, Salt Lake City, and Yellowstone. The Woodford County Recreation League All-Stars were runners-up in an area tournament last week. Members of the team are Barry Beasley, Tony Hatton, Chip Mullins, John Peck, Brent Beverly, Tim Summerland, Tim McClain, Barry Cassell, Leo Mucci, Ronny O'Reel, Barry Hartley, Larry Beasley, Todd Van Hoose, John Savage, Troy Whittaker, and Kevin Dunning. Jerry Guy, a 1976 graduate of Woodford County High School, has been selected to play on the East team of the East-West All-Star basketball game at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington Friday. Rupp Arena in the Lexington Center is nearing completion. The $50 million center, including the arena, a convention-exhibition hall, shops, and a hotel, is expected to open in October.