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10 Years Ago August 2, 2007 After months spent in negotiations with Bluegrass Stockyards over the company's possible acquisition of Midway Station Industrial Park, the Woodford County Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a purchase agreement with Anderson Communities Friday morning, July 27. "After 13 months of working with stockyards, they didn't come to the table," said EDA chairman Joe Graviss. "We've moved on." Tania Kattus was named 2008 Woodford County Junior Miss on July 28. Meghan Mulvaney was second runner-up and Amy Dunagin was first runner-up. Other award winners in this year's program were Barbara Moraja Spirit award, Suzanne Adkisson; Be Your Best Self award, Megan Mulvaney as runner-up and Jamie Lam as the winner; fitness award, Amy Dunagin and Meghan Mulvaney; self-expression award, Tania Kattus and Meghan Mulvaney; talent award, Amy Dunagin and Tania Kattus; interview award, Suzanne Adkisson and Meghan Mulvaney; scholastic award, Tessa Mattingly was runner-up and the winner was Jamie Lam. Daniel Charles Bach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bach of Versailles, graduated from Vanderbilt University summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester and received the Richard J. Larsen Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics. Russell Deedes Lloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Lloyd of Versailles, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in art studio. Mary Elena Churchill Wilhoit, daughter of Dr. John and Dr. Mary Sue Wilhoit of Versailles, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester. 25 Years Ago July 30, 1992 Plans are being made for an old-fashioned street fair to be held on Sept. 19 in celebration of the Versailles bicentennial. Heavy rain Monday forced the annual Woodford County Farm Tour to end at noon. Magistrate Harold Carmickle (Dist. 8) was back at his usual seat at Tuesday's Woodford Fiscal Court meeting. He had suffered a mild stroke after the July 14 meeting. David King of Versailles was recently awarded the Arts and Sciences Dean Scholarship at the University of Kentucky. Lucy Gentry Vance of Versailles graduated with honors in June from New York University with a degree in musical theater. Dick and Hilda Starks of Midway have returned home after visiting their daughter, Susan Street, and her family at their summer home at Harbor Point, Mich. Woodford County athletes earned a total of 95 medals - including 28 golds - at the recent Bluegrass State Games. Mark M. Downey, Diane C. Hunt, and Stephanie R. Mace were named to the Kentucky State University dean's list. 40 Years Ago August 4, 1977 Dr. J. Laurence Davis, a Versailles native, has been appointed assistant professor of biochemistry at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.Va. Evelyn L. Shellenberger of Palatka, Fla., formerly of Versailles, has been appointed dean of students at Beasley Middle School, Palatka. Warley Harper has been named to the* Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission by Versailles Mayor Scott Miller, succeeding J. Pat Williams. Barbara Jean Chase, Beverly Frances Padgett, and Charles John Sauer will graduate tomorrow from Western Kentucky University. Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Rabe have returned from a 10-day trip through the Midwest and a visit to Mrs. Rabe's grandson, Ricky Brumback, in Boys' Town, Neb. Harvey Thomas Baker, 72, a retired Versailles automobile dealer, garage operator, and co-owner of a used furniture store, died Sundaymorning at his residence, 370 South Main Street. The Rev. and Mrs. William McDonald and sons, Casey and Justin, of Midway, are visiting Mr. McDonald's parents in Memphis, Tenn., this week. Mrs. Robert Faegin and three sons are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lehman, in Midway. Tammy Woodrum of Versailles was a winner in the 14 and under girls' doubles tennis tournament sponsored by Central Kentucky Life and was runner-up in a tournament held in Athens, Ga.