From Our Files
10 Years Ago November 22, 2006 The Woodford County Library will soon be constructing a new branch in the heart of Midway. Following a brief executive session on Monday night, the Midway City Council voted to donate one acre of land to the Woodford County Library District Board for the construction of a new branch. Mark and Lisa Cannon Cunningham of Versailles will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, 2006, by attending the University of Tennessee - University of Kentucky football game. They were married Nov. 25, 1981, in Powell, Tenn. They are the parents of Samantha Jean. The Woodford County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to support a parent-led effort to construct a new softball field at Woodford County Park. Les Anderson, a member of the Woodford County High School softball boosters, addressed the board about an ongoing goal to improve the WCHS softball team's facilities at the county park. "Our facilities are in dire need of improvement," he said. In an effort to boost sales of Midway Station Industrial Park property, the Woodford County Economic Development Authority listened to a proposal from Semonin Realtors, a Louisville-based firm, at its Nov. 17 meeting. Semonin representative Tim Stephens said that his firm serves commercial and industrial clients on a national and local level. According to Stephens' presentation, Semonin's main goals are to find the best offer in a short period of time, causing the least amount of inconvenience possible. 25 Years Ago November 21, 1991 Circuit Judge David Knox has denied a temporary injunction restraining the Midway City Council from continuing its action regarding rezoning the Roach family Homeplace Farm for industrial and commercial use. The Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking a firm definition of a boarding house in the wake of complaints from Montgomery Avenue residents regarding a bed and breakfast operation. Woodford Chamber of Commerce awards have been presented to J.C. Moraja, Business Person of the Year; Jim Newton, Education Person of the Year; and Bill Shanks, President's Award. Howard Campbell was entered posthumously into the Chamber's Hall of Fame. Kendra Barrows of Versailles has been awarded a scholarship in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, where she is a junior in animal sciences/preveterinary medicine. Diana Weaver, formerly of Versailles, has been named vice president for nursing at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. The Woodford County Yellow Jackets defeated Lincoln County 28-7 in Friday's regional semifinals, behind the 175 yards and three touchdowns of defensive-tackle-turned-fullback Dion Washington. The Jackets face Meade County tomorrow night for the regional championship. 40 Years Ago November 18, 1976 A summary judgment ruling in favor of the developers of Pineway Farms has been entered by Circuit Judge Robert Hall Smith concerning the development of some 5-acre and/or more tracts along Highway 33 and Scott's Ferry Road. The circuit court has also ruled in favor of a developer's request for a zone change by ordering fiscal court to change the county zoning map regarding 28.3 acres adjacent to Merewood subdivision. The city has approved annexation and furnishing water and sewer service to the area. The Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved building permits for seven apartment unit lots in the Spring View subdivision. Mary Catherine Wehrle, a junior at Georgetown College, has been named to "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Mike Moynahan was crowned king of the Powder Puff-Sadie Hawkins Day activities at Woodford County High School Friday night. Scott Staples and Howard Van Hoose shared most valuable player honors at the WCHS football awards banquet last week. They were also recognized as the Lions Club's players of the year. Arthur Craig, Woodford County's road engineer, has received his certificate as a licensed civil engineer. Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Walden have returned to Midway after spending several weeks in Naples, Fla. Circuit Clerk Lelia Nave remains hospitalized with a broken hip, but is improving and hopes return home in the near future.