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10 Years Ago February 22, 2007 The Rubloff property, which is home to the Versailles Center shopping complex and surrounding areas along Lexington Road, could be down-zoned from B-3 (planned shopping center) to A-1 (agriculture), according to an application for a zoning map amendment filed by the City of Versailles on Feb. 16. The 23-acre tract is owned by Rubloff Group Holdings, LLP. According to the amendment, the reasoning for the request stems from the owner's inability to develop the land. Martha Newby was "very honored and humbled" to learn that she had received the 2006 National Conservation District Professional Award. Having local farmers come by her office to offer congratulations and tell her that she should have been recognized nationally a long time ago felt especially good to this 36-year employee of the Woodford County Conservation District. A love of reading and writing has helped propel St. Leo School eighth-grader Elizabeth Jacobs to the 2007 Kentucky Governor's Cup in language arts written assessment. Elizabeth, 13, advanced to the state competition with a second-place finish at the Region 10 Governor's Cup on Saturday, Feb. 17. Earning a trip to the 2007 Kentucky Governor's Cup was an opportunity for Woodford County Middle School eighth-grader Hannah Leatherman to demonstrate her understanding of the variety of topics covered in arts and humanities. The 14-year-old described arts and humanities, her favorite subject in the classroom, as "knowledge you accumulate over the years." Anita M. Britton was recently named the Centre College Associate of the Year for 2007. The annual award is given in recognition of a Centre supporter who has donated extraordinary time and resources to the college located in Danville. Britton graduated in 1976 before earning her J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1982. Britton practices family law as a member of the firm and has chaired the family law practice section of the Kentucky Bar Association. 25 Years Ago February 20, 1992 It was confirmed this week that a buyer will be sought for the financially strapped Woodford Hospital. The Versailles City Council has no legal options it can take to reverse a county school board decision to bus Merewood Estates children to Midway next year, a Merewood spokesman was told Tuesday. Ethel Shaw Moore, 102, the oldest surviving member of Woodford' s business community, the oldest graduate of Versailles High School and oldest member of the Versailles Baptist Church, died Feb. 16. The Woodford County High School Mat Jackets upset favored Harrison County and Sheldon Clark High School to win their eighth straight regional wrestling tournament Saturday. Woodford's Dion Washington, Robert Kemper, and Shawn Meckley will be number-one seeds in the state tourney this weekend. A balmy day Tuesday brought a high temperature here of 65 degrees, but not a record for the date, which was 70. Master Sergeant David P. Resinger, formerly of Versailles, has received the Air Force Commendation Medal - his third - at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska. The Gen. Marquis Calmes DAR chapter has awarded its 1992 Good Citizen recognition to WCHS student Jill Owen. Stacey Hall of Versailles has pledged Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Centre College. Robert Kemper and Krissa Lauderdale were crowned king and queen of WCHS Jacketfest activities last week. 40 Years Ago February 24, 1977 The Woodford County High School wrestlers won the state championship Saturday at Louisville. The title was the fifth won by WCHS since 1971. Brian Cotton was the individual champion in the 112-lb. class. Political announcements this week include Scott Miller for reelection as mayor, Ray Binford for mayor, Mark Gormley for reelection as county attorney, Nickie Shryock for sheriff, Gerald Dotson and C. D. Wilson for magistrate in Districts 7 and 8, respectively, and Carolyn Connell of Paris for district judge. Woodford Fiscal Court has awarded a contract to a Lexington firm to develop a site plan for the proposed 25-acre county park on U.S. 62 adjacent to Sylvania. The South Woodford Water District has added five miles of water mains serving 35 farms and homes in the Clover Bottom area. Jimmy Sherburne of Midway spent January studying at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a junior majoring in art at Berea College. On the seventh-grade honor roll at Nonesuch Elementary were Kevin Estes, Lisa Fannin, Darlene Gullett, Rita Hartley, Buddy Hurt, Mark Moore, Jeff Raider, Barbara Reed, Missie Spaulding, and Jeff White. Eighth-grade honor roll students were Keith Estes, Robbie Welch, Sharon Cox, and Debbie White.