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10 Years Ago September 6, 2007 Tuesday evening's Versailles City Council meeting resulted in a 5 to 1 decision to rezone land adjoining the Versailles Center from business to agricultural. The decision came after previous votes, five to one, not to hold a public hearing or hear presentations by the present attorneys. Councilman Owen Roberts made the motion after a reading of his presentation, which advocated rezoning based on delays in developing the land. According to the document, the adjacent shopping center has become "a blighted area," often subject to trash and weed growth. A stretch of Clifton Road has been closed as work continues to remove rock from a cliff wall along approximately 2,000 feet of roadway near Clifton in northwest Woodford County. State Transportation Cabinet District 7 spokesman David Thacker said a safety concern led to the road's closure. Andrea J. Hertz, daughter of Jay and Kathleen Hertz, Midway, recently earned a meritorious promotion to corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Hertz is serving as a supply administrator with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. She is currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Neighbor of Choice Committee at OSRAM Sylvania, represented by Tom Hackett, Ron Marris and Kathleen Roy, presented a check for $6,000 to Repair Affair 2007. The Neighbor of Choice Committee is comprised of OSRAM Sylvania employees from the fluorescent lamp plant, the glass plant and the distribution center. The committee selects recipients for grants based on requests from charities in the locations where the employees live and work. 25 Years Ago September 3, 1992 Final approval of the annexation of the site of a proposed shopping center on Lexington Road near McDavid Drive has been given by the Versailles City Council. Nancy Victor, director of the Woodford Humane Society Animal Shelter for nearly 10 years, has resigned to take a position at a private boarding kennel. The city's property tax rate will remain at 5.2 cents per $100 valuation. Midway has received an $87,800 state grant for sewer service improvements. John B. Kemper of Midway and Joseph T. Zann of Versailles were summer graduates of Eastern Kentucky University. SR Charles E. Southworth of Versailles graduated Aug. 21 from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. F.R. Foley III of Versailles is enrolled as a student at the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., where he is a member of the college's swim team. Megan and Joni Schenck of Versailles ranked in the top 15 in international competition at the recent Dance Masters of America Convention in Toronto, Canada. Midway residents Sherman and Elizabeth Columbia, Kristy Hattabaugh, and Jenny Conrad have returned from a 10-day visit in San Antonio. Texas, with Barbara Jo Columbia. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets won their football season opener against Clark County, 26-20, Friday in Winchester. Woodford County Sheriff Loren "Squirrel" Carl has been honored for 25 years of service as an umpire for the Recreation and Parks Department, a position from which he has retired. 40 Years Ago September 8, 1977 Charles Kring, postmaster of Versailles, will retire from the U.S. Postal Service tomorrow. He was appointed postmaster on July 31, 1970, upon the retirement of W. A. Roberts. A quarantine on dogs and cats in the Paddock Place subdivision was lifted today, but caution is still advised by Health Department Environmentalist Ed Palko. The quarantine was imposed on Aug. 25 when two children and two dogs came in contact with a rabid baby skunk. Susan Wallcutt returned to her home in Florida Tuesday after a visit in Midway with her grandmother, Mrs. A.O. Walcutt. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Davis left Monday to take their son to Darlington School in Rome, Ga. Jane Hutcherson and Diane Hillock are co-captains of the Woodford County High School Matmaids. Lisa Conway is treasurer. WCHS Student Council officers are Kathy Goode, president; Barbara Terry, Vice president; Sandy Columbia, secretary; Susan Bozarth, treasurer; Sharon Willoughby, reporter; and Pattie Bright, parliamentarian. The WCHS Yellow Jackets won their second game of the season Friday night, a 26-6 victory over Anderson County.