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10 Years Ago August 24, 2006 On Monday night, the council chambers at Midway City Hall were packed with local residents who had concerns about a proposed "agricultural marketing center" to be located at the Midway Station Industrial Park. The main component of the proposed agriculture center would be the relocation of the Blue Grass Stockyards from Lexington to Midway. At the Aug. 7 meeting of the Midway City Council, the council unanimously approved a motion to request a text amendment that would include "agricultural marketing center" in the definition of the I-1 zone. Versailles native Amber Siegelman took the gold at the 2006 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)/Adequan Pony Jumper National Championships held at the Kentucky Horse Park Aug. 10 to 12, improving upon her fourth place finish in 2005. Siegelman, 15, a sophomore at Woodford County High School, is the daughter of Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman and Debbie Siegelman. On Saturday night, the Woodford County high School football team hit the road to battle host Henry County in the annual Dairy Queen Bowl, piling up 41 points in the first half (including 34 in the second quarter) on their way to a 53-0 victory. Senior quarterback Trenton Fields led an impressive offensive attack, while the Woodford defense - who pitched a shutout in the first game at WCHS for new defensive coordinator Paul Roher - swarmed all over the field, shutting down the Wildcats in all facets. In fact, the Jackets' defense out-scored the Henry County offense, notching a pair of scores on interception returns by Shawne Lewis and Wayne Hanley. 25 Years Ago August 22, 1991 Versailles Mayor Charlie Reed has asked that city residents continue to observe water conservation measures, including no watering on Mondays. The first day of classes for 1991-92 in Woodford County's schools is today. A plat for a proposed 153-lot subdivision on Tyrone Road, across from Simmons Elementary School, is being studied by the P&Z's Technical Review Committee. Scott Aaron Gill of Versailles, a 1991 graduate of Transylvania University, has received a $10,000 fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jill Marie Wright of Versailles has been awarded an academic achievement scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky. Versailles resident Frank O. Werner has passed the state CPA examination. 40 Years Ago August 19, 1976 Anthony M. "Tony" Wilhoit of Versailles was one of 14 judges named Monday by Gov. Julian Carroll to serve on Kentucky's new intermediate court, the Court of Appeals. The Versailles City Council has extended by 60 days the effective date of a resolution banning private commercial garbage haulers from using the city-owned and -operated landfill. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission have attacked the development of five-acre tracts along the county's roadways. The state transportation secretary has indicated that work on widening U.S. 60 from Versailles to Lexington is still two years away. Wayne Bradley has been appointed as a patrolman on the county police force. Jim Schoo will participate in the first statewide hot-air balloon championship to be held at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 25.

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