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10 Years Ago September 14, 2006 Woodford Fiscal Court unanimously approved a motion to extend the current interlocal police agreement by two months. A second motion to enter into a four-year agreement with new terms passed with a vote of 8 to 1. Magistrate Jackie Brown (Dist. 8) voted in opposition, and Woodford County Judge-Executive Joe Gormley cast his discretionary vote in favor of the motion. Brown said he was not opposed to the services provided by the Versailles Police Department, but he thought the decision should be made by the new court and judge-Executive who will take office in January of 2007. "A Slice of Woodford County Life," a retrospective exhibit of the photography of the late Jim Curtis, will be featured at Woodford County Library Sept. 17 to Jan. 5. After the show, the photographs will become a permanent collection at the Woodford County Historical Society Museum as a gift from Curtis's wife, Toni, and their son Bill, and family, of Versailles. At a special meeting Monday, the Woodford County Board of Education set its property tax rates for 2006. Following a brief public hearing during which no one spoke for or against the proposed new rates, the board approved a rate of 48.6 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property, 49.6 cents per $100 for tangible property, 50.9 cents for motor vehicles, and a three percent levy on utility usage. 25 Years Ago September 12, 1991 Georgia industrialist Allen Paulson says he has found a buyer for 1,500 acres of the former Pin Oak Farm, which he had purchased in 1989, but declined to name the buyer for the time being. The University of Kentucky wants the tract. A 132-acre farm on Payne's Mill Road, described as "the extended portion of a farm known for many years as Buck Pond Farm," was sold recently for $1,040,000. Dorothy P. Davis and E.V. Benjamin Jr. sold the farm to Wayne and Pam Garrison. Jim and Suzanne Deavers are the new owners of Frye's Do It Center on North Main Street. Candy Lee Mason, a senior at Woodford County High School, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. University of Kentucky senior Thomas Pyzik of Versailles is engaged in a semester's study at the Vladimir Polytechnic Institute just outside of Moscow, Russia. Jane Davis, formerly of Versailles and a mechanical engineering graduate of Duke University, has been promoted to account manager at AT&T, serving in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Senior class officers at Woodford County High School are John Lodmell, president; Elisabeth Allen, vice president; Julye Adams, secretary, and Ashley Shrewsbury, treasurer. Sonny Denniston, WCHS baseball coach for 12 years, has left Versailles to become assistant principal at Georgetown Middle School. The WCHS Yellow Jackets were defeated 35-9 by Jessamine County Friday night. 40 Years Ago September 9, 1976 William G. Clark and Tommy Cox have filed for reelection to the Woodford County Board of Education. The grand opening of the Senior Citizens Center on Court Street will be held Sept. 25. Work has begun on razing a house and outbuilding on Amsden Avenue across from the hospital for an expansion of the hospital's parking facilities. A loan has been approved for extension of the North Woodford County Water District lines to Clifton. William W. Smith of Versailles recently received a certificate for his 20 years of service in state government at Frankfort. Smith is supervisor of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Department's printing shop. Kaye Rouse of Midway spent the weekend in Williamsburg, Va., with some school friends. Richard E. Mize has been awarded a full-time teaching assistantship in the Art Department of Memphis State University for 1976-77. The WCHS Yellow Jackets defeated Anderson County 34-0 Friday night, with Clifford Devine leading the way with two 35-yard touchdown runs. Jim Shields, WCHS wrestling coach for the past two seasons, has resigned and is returning to Oklahoma for a similar position. Gary Weil was the winner of the Labor Day tennis tournament in Sycamore Estates. Gary Gillis was runner-up.