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10 Years Ago January 18, 2007 The Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled a hearing on a proposed text amendment allowing an "Agricultural Marketing Center" in the I-1 (light industrial) district during its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. Proposed language defines Agricultural Marketing Center as "a regulated regional development designed exclusively for the purpose of buying, selling and showing agricultural products, livestock and related farm supplies and equipment. A plan to construct a KFC restaurant in the Lexington Road Plaza was forwarded to the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday morning. Jason Elmore and Monica Elmore of Nonesuch announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 12, 2006, at the Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 7 lb. 12 oz. and was named Molly Jo Elmore. She is their third child and third daughter. Maternal grandparents are John and Linda Weis of Lexington. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Lora Mounts of Lexington. 25 Years Ago January 16, 1992 A barn on Midway Road near Merewood Subdivision is being taken down in preparation for construction to begin on the new Lane's View Subdivision. Alicia Lee Hippe, Woodford County's Young Woman of the Year, participated in the state Young Woman of the Year pro-gram in Bowling Green Jan. 10 to 12. Mr. and Mrs. Don Schultz of Midway have returned home after spending last week in Florida, including an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World, Epcot Center, and Sea World. Soil Conservation Essay winners at Midway Elementary School were Cara Endicott, first; Megan Schenck, second; and Joey Metcalfe, third. Woodford County High School's Robert Kemper was named the most valuable wrestler in the Old Capitol Classic at Corydon, Ind., Saturday. The Mat Jackets finished second in the tournament. Tina Hulette of Versailles, a University of Kentucky Wildcat cheerleader, is pictured in this week's issue modeling the new line of Coach Rick Pitino sportswear. 40 Years Ago January 20, 1977 Extreme cold weather and impassable country roads are continuing to work hardships on Woodford County residents. Schools remained closed for almost the third straight week and many rural residents are stranded at their homes. Fuel supplies are declining and area residents are bracing for more zero and sub- zero temperatures. Well-known businessman and farmer Thomas J. Kay died Sun- day at the age of 67. The Miller-Blackburn Funeral Home business was sold at public auction to Leslie "Ikey" Blackburn for $130,000 on Jan. 14. Jimmy McDaniel of Midway is in Russia with a group of Transylvania University alumni on a 10-day trip. William F. "Biff" Baker graduated at the end of the fall semester from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

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