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10 Years Ago April 26, 2007 Woodford Fiscal Court heard second reading Tuesday of an amendment to the Woodford County Zoning Ordinance that will allow agricultural marketing centers as a principal use in I-1 (light industrial) zones. Though the Midway City Council's approval of the text amendment was the one that counted, since Midway is most directly affected by the legislation, both the court's and the Versailles City Council's approval makes the zoning ordinance uniform across the entire county. Peggy Cunningham, Donna Miller, Angela Sholar, and Mary Sholar have been named to the dean's list at National College in Lexington for the first winter term. Army Reserve Pvt. John K. Cheak has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of John Cheak of Frankfort and Crystal Fowler of Versailles, and is a 2006 graduate of Woodford County High School. Kathy Scott Love, CEO of Bluegrass Community Hospital, received the Impact Award for Woodford County at the Bluegrass Alliance for Women's (BAW) first Legacy Award Luncheon on Tuesday, March 20. Love was recognized for her leadership roles in the community. Her visibility as CEO/hospital administrator of Woodford County's only hospital, president of Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of KCTCS Foundation, and co-chair of the fundraising committee for Woodford County Repair Affair make her an outstanding role model for women and girls. 25 Years Ago April 23, 1992 The Versailles City Council has approved water and sewer service for a proposed shopping center on Lexington Road between McDavid Drive and the Woodford Veterinary Clinic. Governor's Scholars Program participants from Woodford County High School are juniors Jeremy Lucas, Tara Gilbert, Jennifer Thrash (alternate), Linda Mitchell, Crystal Bond, and Lionell T. Smith. Sue A. Shrewsbury, a senior at Woodford County High School, has been awarded a $5,000 DePauw University Scholarship. Margaret Borders of Versailles has been initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma national honor societies at the University of Kentucky. Rodney Johnson belted a pair of home runs against Louisville Waggener and knocked in a total of 10 runs during Woodford County High School's three-game romp to the Waggener Invitational title. 40 Years Ago April 28, 1977 Local library leaders have proposed a district format to obtain future funding for the Woodford County Library through the imposition of a library tax. Some opposition to the idea cropped up in Saturday's Woodford Fiscal Court meeting. Petitioning for the district formation will begin among the citizenry next Saturday. Larry Stroud, D.M.D., will open a dental office in Versailles early next month. Paul Green, a seventh grader at Woodford Junior High, won third place and $125 in savings bonds in the Louisville Courier Journal's statewide spelling bee. Pam Williams has been elected to a position in the student government association at Mary Baldwin College. Malven Johnson will receive a master of business administration degree at Xavier University in June. Gary Tilghman is the new president of the Block and Bridle Club of the Animal Science Department at the University of Kentucky.

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