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10 Years Ago September 13, 2007 The Kentucky State Farm Service Agency Board has reversed a decision to close Woodford County's FSA office, following presentations by area residents. That vote came after an early-morning meeting Sept. 5 at the state FSA headquarters in Lexington, which was attended by several dozen Woodford farmers and four from Anderson County. Two Woodford County magistrates were also present, as well as county Judge-Executive John Coyle. Smoking will no longer be allowed in all Woodford County government buildings, Woodford Fiscal Court decided in a 6-2 vote during the court's meeting Tuesdaynight. The motion, made by Magistrate Larry Craig, will also result in the removal of smoking paraphernalia, including ash trays, from the courthouse and other buildings. A 30-year-old Versailles man charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree assault was ordered to return for a Dec. 17-21 jury trial during Woodford Circuit Court criminal rule day Sept. 5. Jason Lee Todd had been scheduled to face those charges at a trial beginning Sept. 17. The Woodford County High School boys' soccer team only needed 50 minutes to take out visiting Owen County Tuesday in a 10-0 mercy-rule blowout. Woodford County (5-1-1) started with a barrage of goals and never looked back. Four Woodford players notched goals in the first 11 minutes, including two from Trent Goodin, and one apiece from seniors Jorge Sanchez and Derek Drayer, putting the Jackets up 4-0. 25 Years Ago September 10, 1992 The 1993 United Way campaign begins today with a goal of $138,000, which is lower than last year's goal of $145,000. A slowing economy is the basis for lowering the drive's expectation. Steve Wallin is the campaign chairman. Dr. Richard Knittel, a Versailles chiropractor, has unveiled his invention of a means to prevent clogged roof gutters. His solution is known as the Gutter Guard. Woodford Fiscal Court and the Woodford Ambulance Service are looking at upgrading the latter to an advanced lifesaving or paramedic service. Fiscal court has accepted M&M Sanitation's bid for collecting solid waste in the county. A federal government plan to auction a lockmaster's house and grounds at Lock and Dam No. 6 in Woodford County has been dropped. A number of city-to-city airliner speed records have been set by Vaughn Cordle, a United Airlines captain and a native of Versailles. Cordle lives in Atlanta. The City of Midway has signed an agreement to purchase the former Midway School building for $85,000. Woodbridge Academy, a private school, will begin classes in the building on Tuesday. Candidates for Woodford County Young Woman of the Year are Erin Nicole Burger, Emily Lynn Cartinhour, Leslie Marie Fleener, Jennifer Ann Jackson, Laraine Marie Quinn, Amanda Mason Perry, Rebecca Jo Sutherland, and Gretchen Lynn Willey. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets dropped their first home football game of the season, 16-7, to Jessamine County Friday night. 40 Years Ago September 15, 1977 Construction plans for Stonegate subdivision (Wells farm) were approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday. The Board of Education has set a proposed tax increase of 15 cents per $100, subject to voter approval of a bond issue. Pat Matthews has announced her candidacy for school board member from Education District 4. Steve Hogg, owner of the Rainbow Coal and Oil Co., has been named to the board of directors of the United Bank and Trust Co. Donald R. Stewart of Lexington has been named officer in charge of the Versailles office of the U.S. Postal Service, following the retirement of Postmaster Charles Kring. Recent college graduates include Sarah McCauley from North Carolina State University and John Breckinridge Carter from the University of Montana. Rebecca Lynn Perkins and Carole Ann Raybourn have pledged Delta Zeta sorority at the University of Kentucky. Hodge Alves won second prize of $50 in the Lexington Jaycees' 1977 pet photo contest. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets blanked Richmond Madison 16-0 Friday night for their third consecutive football victory.