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10 Years Ago June 7, 2007 Versailles Fire Chief Frankie Shuck told The Sun on Tuesday morning that the cause of a May 8 fire at the old YMCA building on North Main Street will likely remain undetermined. He said investigators do agree that the fire started in an upstairs apartment. The Versailles Fire Department, state Fire Marshal and insurance investigators "have all looked into it," Shuck said. "We all agree on where it started. We just can't agree with what started it. We have determined that it was not arson," he added. The Versailles City Council heard first reading Tuesday of a $17.3 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Midway City Council approved second reading of a $1.6 million budget for Fiscal Year 2007-08. University of Kentucky and government officials ceremonially broke ground last week for a hospital that will advance the delivery of health care for Kentuckians and help fuel UK's push to become a Top 20 public research institution by 2020. The $450 million first phase of construction for the new 1 million-square-foot UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the largest projects in state history, not just in terms of size, but in the impact it will have on Kentucky's economy and health. The new hospital will position UK HealthCare as a national leader in academic medicine. 25 Years Ago June 4, 1992 Woodford County High School sprinter Chris Jackson repeated the state 100- and 200- meter titles that he won last year. He is the first WCHS boys' team member to win back-to-back titles since pole vaulter Rob Marshall did it in 1976 and 1977. Woodbridge Academy, Lexington, a private school for students who have learning problems, is eyeing the former Midway Elementary School as a site for its new home. The Versailles budget for 1992-93 anticipates expenditures of nearly $2.53 million, up from $2.37 million. Midway's budget is $875,400. The Woodford County Fair will not include carnival rides and midway this year. Woodford County teachers of the year are Paula Haynes, Woodford County Middle School; Nancy Duncan, Woodford County High School, and Vicki Clarke of Huntertown Elementary School. The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Airdrie Stud, Ashford Stud, Brookdale Farm, Lane's End Farm, and Pin Oak Farm, is planning a Bicentennial Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour on Aug. 8. 40 Years Ago June 9, 1977 The Versailles City Council voted Tuesday to annex the remainder of the industrial park located on the U.S. 60 Bypass. Vora Wiley Clough. a teacher here for 30 years and the widow of Earl T. Clough, died Saturday morning in Lexington, Neb., at the age of 70. She had resided in Woodford County most of her life. Kenneth Michael Davis has been recognized for six years of perfect attendance at the Versailles Elementary School. Sue Cause, reporter for The Woodford Sun, has been elected president of the Mid-Kentucky Chapter of Women in Communications, Inc. Robin and Denton Cormany and their two children left Versailles this week to pursue full-time work as lay ministers with Campus Crusade for Christ. They will spend the summer in training at Colorado State University. Honors for highest academic average at Woodford County Junior High School were presented to Paul Green, Cindy Fujii, Chip Lafoe, Blair Fujii, Kent Clemons, and Elizabeth Ann Page. Julie Haydon was presented an award as the most outstanding student.