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10 Years Ago October 5, 2006 Local residents should not expect to see a Wal-Mart store built on the Rubloff property anytime soon, but other options will be looked into, according to Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman. At Tuesday night's meeting of the Versailles City Council, City Attorney Bill Moore said that a deed restriction prohibits the construction of a Wal-Mart within two miles of the former Kmart store in the Versailles Center shopping center. The highly anticipated public hearing by the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a text amendment that would include "agricultural marketing center" in the I-1 (light industrial) zone definition has been delayed indefinitely. If approved, the text amendment would be one of the first steps that could allow the relocation of Blue Grass Stockyards from Lexington to the Midway Station Industrial Park. 25 Years Ago October 3, 1991 The recent John Conlee and Friends concert here raised nearly $12,000 to help retire debts on new football and baseball stadiums. The Sylvania Lighting Division is up for sale, it was disclosed this week by GTE. Alfred H. Nuckols, 65, owner of Hurstland Farm near Midway, died Tuesday, Oct. 1. New members of the freshman class at Transylvania University include Woodford students Ryan W. Hill, Emily Karen McAlister, Matthew Stith Walters, Shannon Snapp, and Emily Shearer Philips. Marty Pittman of Midway has enrolled as a second-year student at Eastern Kentucky University. Officers of the Spanish Club at Woodford County High School are Amy Spatcher, president; Leslie Stark, vice president, and Vanessa Bland, secretary. The WCHS Yellow Jackets rolled over host Oldham County 27-0 Friday night. The Jackets will face Lexington Bryan Station, coached by former Woodford head coach Dan Cassity, tonight in Lexington. Charissa Martin, a Woodford County Middle School eighth-grader, is the first female ever to play for the school's football team. 40 Years Ago September 30, 1976 The McCabe family has offered to donate to the local Historical Society a two-story building at Nugent's Crossroads which may be the oldest structure in Woodford County. The property is known variously as Leesburg, Offutt Inn, the Half Way House, the Black Horse Inn, and Cole's Tavern. It appears to have been the birthplace of Zerelda Cole, mother of Frank and Jesse James. A proposal for the "logical growth" of Versailles through the delineation of a 6.5-square-mile urban services area has been presented to the P&Z Commission by Woodford Fiscal Court and the councils of Versailles and Midway. The map is the result of nearly a year of study. Sara Meekins of Versailles was named to the dean's list for the summer quarter at East Tennessee State University. Holly Straight of the WCHS girls' cross-country team broke the course record for the 1-1/2 mile in the Pulaski County Invitational Sept. 21, at 10:59. Jimmy Ellis has been awarded the Star Scout rank in Boy Scout Troop 43. New first class Scouts are Ronnie Griswold, Paul Green, and Tommy Hardin. Eagle Palms went to Larry and Marc Williams and Billy Dotson.