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10 Years Ago August 17, 2006 The hearing on a proposed 902-unit mixed-use neighborhood on Lexington Road was closed Aug. 10 following a debate over how the development would affect traffic conditions on roadways east of Versailles. Margaret Baker Collins, 94, widow of Earl Collins, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at her residence in Woodford County. She was a retired educator, having taught for 41 years, including a stint at Versailles High School. Nevertell Farm Kentucky V, LLC, has purchased 112.781 acres on Aiken Road from Tew Limited Partnership for $1,873,931.46, according an Aug. 3 deed filed in the Woodford County Clerk's office. Audrey Lea Haisfield, Nevertell's managing member, and Bernard V. Tew, as a member of Tew Limited Partnership, signed the deed. At a preliminary hearing held Friday, Aug. 11, Woodford County District Court Judge Vanessa Dickson determined that there was enough evidence against a Versailles man charged in connection with a stabbing at a Poplar Circle home on Aug. 4 to send the case to the grand jury. Jason Lee Todd, 29, of 1330 Steele Road, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault Aug. 4, after he allegedly stabbed Patricia June Brown, 43, of Versailles. 25 Years Ago August 15, 1991 A water advisory for the city of Versailles remains in effect despite recent showers. A limited schedule of outdoor watering is requested. Gillian Nabring, new director of the Woodford Chamber of Commerce, was the subject of a front-page feature. Jobs versus preservation was the issue in last Thursday night's debate at the P&Z meeting on the proposed Midway industrial park. Woodford County's Vic Hellard Jr. has been chosen to portray Kentucky Governor Edwin Porch Morrow in the Kentucky Humanities Council's Chautauqua programs in the state's bicentennial celebration next summer. Richard S. Gatewood of Versailles was named to the dean's list at Indiana University for the spring semester. Carol Rippetoe is the new laboratory director at Woodford Memorial Hospital. William P. Terry, 70, former owner of Vic-Tone Cleaners in Versailles, died Aug. 9. Renovation of the building at 229 North Main Street, which will be the new home of the Woodford County Health Department, is progressing. Michael Benson has joined former Woodford County High School great Jeff Fitch as a wrestling All-American. They are the only two Kentuckians to earn the honor. Benson will wrestle for Purdue University this fall. WCHS's Dee Eckert is one of 12 new swimmers/divers who have been added to the program at the University of Evansville for 1991-92. 40 Years Ago August 12, 1976 Woodford Fiscal Court met for breakfast one morning last week to honor County Engineer J.M. McCreight, who will retire later this month. Sarah Feltner has resigned as county extension agent for home economics for Woodford County after 20 years. The Kentucky Bar Association has conferred the title of senior counsellor on former Gov. A.B. Chandler. Harold Carmickle has joined the United Bank and Trust Co. as an assistant vice president. Robert Burkich, principal of Woodford County Junior High School, has been appointed to a new central office administrative position as general supervisor of instruction. New flooring is being put down on the Hifner Road bridge, closing the road to traffic through August. Dana F. Beane is the new principal at Midway Elementary School. The Rev. Henry Manuel White has been named pastor of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church. Tommy Wade of Lexington won the 11th renewal of the Pisgah Invitational Tennis Tournament Saturday night. The Class A division champion was Mark Lucas. Robbie Mullins has signed to play baseball at Morehead State University.