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10 Years Ago March 15, 2007 The Blue Grass Stockyards' possible relocation to the Midway Station industrial/commercial park at the I-64 interchange moved one step closer to becoming a reality when the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a text amendment allowing an agricultural marketing center in the light industrial (I-1) zoning district. The commission's March 8 recommendation now goes to the cities of Midway and Versailles as well as Woodford Fiscal Court. A request from the City of Versailles to down-zone 23.292 acres on Lexington Road (Rubloff Group Holdings property) from Planned Shopping Center (B-3) to agricultural (A-1) came before the Technical Review Committee (TRC) Monday morning. With no development plan associated with the request for a zone change, TRC took no action and the request now goes to the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission for a hearing on Thursday, April 12. Nicole Savannah King, 4-year-old daughter of Shon and Bekka King of Versailles, participated in and won a Kentucky-wide Glamour Modeling Pageant on Feb. 11. Talent scouts from Kentucky and surrounding states were there scouting out talent. Nicole competed against the 4- and 5-year-old age group of girls. Since the pageant, she has been scouted by three different modeling agencies and signed with one. 25 Years Ago March 12, 1992 Woodford Fiscal Court will ask that a western Versailles bypass be put back in the state's six-year road plan; but that it be a two-lane, limited-access corridor extending from Troy Pike only to Lawrenceburg Road. The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets won their first-ever girls' district crown with a 71-46 victory over Franklin County Friday. The Yellow Jacket boys joined the girls in sweeping the district with a 74-59 win over Franklin County. Brad Stout poured in 17 points in that game to pass the 1,000-point mark. The Lady Jackets opened regional play Tuesday with a 52-50 squeaker over Paul Laurence Dunbar of Lexington. The boys play their regional opener Saturday against Madison Southern. The Woodford County Board of Education has passed a resolution urging schools in the district to adopt site-based decision making as part of the l990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). Promoted at the Woodford Bank and Trust Co. were W. T. Phillips to vice president and trust officer; Allen J. Gullett to assistant vice president, and C. Noel Hall Jr. to assistant cashier. Mike Gentry of Versailles has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa scholastic fraternity at St. Catharine College. Andrea "Bug" Brown of Versailles has transferred from the University of Kentucky, where she was MVP of the women's soccer team last fall, to Midway College, where she will play soccer and basketball. 40 Years Ago March 17, 1977 Woodford County has a new comprehensive plan, which was adopted with a 5-2 vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission. It was recently learned that the P&Z Commission has sole responsibility for approval of the plan and that it did not have to be submitted to the governing bodies in the county. County Judge Matt T. Blackard has decided that he will file for reelection under the new state law for judge-executive, rather than for district judge. Other candidates announcing for reelection this week included Jim Owen Gaines for property valuation administrator, Dorsey Clark for coroner, and Katy Yeary and Albert Buffin for the Versailles City Council. Buddy McDannold entered the Versailles mayor's race rather than seek reelection to Woodford Fiscal Court. Tommy Turner and John L. "Jack" Smith announced as candidates for McDannold's seat. The Midway City Council has passed an ordinance to control the problem of dogs running loose about town. Mrs. Phil Weisenberger and daughter, Sally, left Tuesday for Auburn, Ala., where Sally will look over the pharmacy school at Auburn University.

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