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10 Years Ago,

December 6, 2007

The Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Board ofAdjustment granted a conditional-use permit that would allow the St. Leo Parish to move forward with plans to build a life and education center addition onto the existing church building at 295 Huntertown Road.

A large number of organizations participated in the Versailles Christmas parade on Saturday. The weather was cold, but a good size crowd turned out for the annual holiday event.

Mayor Siegelman, council members and Versailles City Attorney Bill Moore sought clarification Tuesday night on an approval for placing an advertisement to seek engineering companies’ proposals for a Northwest Mobility.

Plans to construct Midway’s new library on Northside Drive are still underway,

The high school wrestling team began its season looking for its 14th state championship.

The Woodford County High School boys’ basketball team picked up decisive wins over West Jessamine, Lee County and Madison Southern to open the season, just one year after going 10-19.

The 2007 KHSAA state runner-up Woodford County High School girls’ soccer team finished their season with an impressive 19-3-2 record.

The Woodford County High School boys’ soccer team had another successful season with a 14-4-2 overall record, winning the Marion Cup Championship, and the 25th District title.

25 Years Ago

December 3, 1992

Former Versailles Mayor Scott G. Miller, 73, died Nov. 29. Miller was elected mayor in 1969 and won re-election in 1973 and 1977. James C. Nutter announced his candidacy for county judge-executive and Stephen Carter Moore announced for jailer in the 1993 elections. Buddy McDannoId, who had said in August that he would be a judge-executive candidate, decided to run for reelection as fourth district magistrate instead.

John Tracy McQueen of Versailles will represent Kentucky in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., in February.

The Woodford County Yellow Jackets lost their season opening basketball game at South Oldham, 62-49, Tuesday. Versailles’s pilot curbside recycling program in the Southland subdivision is receiving about 60 percent participation and more streets will soon be added.

40 Years Ago

December 8, 1977

The temperature Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, reached one degree below zero after snow and high winds invaded the Bluegrass on Tuesday. Schools were closed both days.

Earning All-CKC honors as members of the 1977 Woodford County High School Yellow Jacket football team were Russell Blair, Jeff Savage, and Nick Berryman, first team, and Mike Wallace and Jeff Brown, second team.

Clifford Devine was named first place AAA defensive lineman in the Louisville Courier Journal’s All-State selections. Douglas Sutherland, a native of Woodford County, has been promoted to senior vice president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Delta Dental of Kentucky.

The WCHS basketball team opened the season with a 68-51 loss to Mercer County Friday night. The girls’ team won two games —over Henry Clay 53-44 and Franklin County 59-50.

The wrestling team —defending state champion — defeated Oldham County 47-12 in the season’s first match.

Susan Simandle was the winner of the specialty act at the recent 4-H talent show. The Simmons 4-H Clovers were winners of the club act.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Young have donated a plot of land occupied by the Mortonsville voting precinct to the county fire commission for the erection of a branch fire station.

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