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10 Years Ago January 10, 2008

A request by Thomas Post to operate a bed and breakfast/inn in the main residence of a thoroughbred farm at 105 Shannon Run Road was met with support and a few concerns during a Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Board of Adjustment hearing.

Bluegrass Community Hospital has joined several other Central Kentucky hospitals in its commitment to have a tobacco-free campus by Nov. 20, 2008.

Plans are growing to develop 23 acres of long-unused business property near the intersection of Lexington Road and the U.S. 60 Bypass in the coming year.

The Woodford Humane Society announced that Peggy Maness of Peggy Maness Photography in Midway is its new board president.

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Peggy M. Sharon, Ed.D., as a member of the Kentucky Board of Architects.

15 Years Ago January 14, 1993

Woodford Fiscal Court has approved an ordinance establishing a three-percent tax on short-term room rentals. At this point, the tax applies only to rooms in bed and breakfast establ- ishments.

County Attorney Mark E. Gormley has announced that he will not seek re-election to a sixth term.

Making political announcements this week are Charles E. Brown for jailer; Jim Owen Gaines (unopposed) for re-election as property valuation administrator; Don Schmidt tor re-election as magistrate in District 7, and C. “Bones” Webber, Robert Y. Brown, and C. D. Wilson for magistrate in Districts 2, 4 and 8, respectively; and Luther Bland, Sam Dennison, and Roy Benson for re-election to the Versailles City Council.

At Midway, Ambrose Wilson Ill announced his candidacy for mayor and Betty Bright for re-election to the city council.

Melissa Elder of Versailles was named to the dean’s list at Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., for the fall 1992 term.

Roy L. Vickers, 84, retired farm manager for the Methodist Home here, died Jan. 12.

Woodford County High School Band members participating in the All-Region Band at Transylvania University this weekend are Brent King, Brian Flack, Jessica Hedrick, Kim Mickelson, Annie Courtney, and Ryan Harp.

WCHS swimmer Pete Carey broke Ed Quinn’s 1990 school record in the 200IM with a 2:10:77 clocking in a meet held last Saturday at Covington.

40 Years Ago January 12, 1978

The winter of 1978 has turned into a replay of last winter’s bitter cold, snow, and ice. Road department crews have been working 14 hours a day since Monday clearing and salting roads following Sunday’s storm.

John W. McCabe, former county tax commissioner, died Jan. 4 at the age of 91.

Dr. W. J. Carey, 46, a member of the Woodford County Board of Education, died Jan. 9.

Combined deposits in Woodford County’s two banks at the end of 1977 were $59,487,909.89.

H. C. Shipp retired recently after serving 25 years and three months as a member of the Kentucky State Police.

Heather Walls, who was born at 2:41 p.m. Jan. l, was the first baby born here in the new year. She is the daughter of Harold and Sherry Walls.

Margaret CunninghamBodling and Diana Paul, both of Versailles, were named to the dean’s list for the fall quarter at Asbury College, Wilmore.

Amy P. Rouse of Midway was named to Auburn University’s honor roll for the fall term.

Ray Craig is the new master of Buford Lodge No. 494, F&AM, at Midway.

Midway City Council members who were sworn in last week are Ambrose Wilson, Bob Comley Jr., Joe Lehman, Walter Bradley Jr., Betty Bright, and Malcolm Endicott. In Versailles, council members Henry Witten, Wanda Parrott, Luther Bland Jr., Paul Noel, BenDowney, and Katie Yeary were sworn in. Taking oaths as Woodford Fiscal Court members were Burgess Oliver, James Moore, Harry Tingle, Isaac Rouse, C. D. Wilson Jr., Richard Alcoke, Tommy Turner, and Gerald Dotson.

Jim Bond Lewis of Versailles and Dewey Helmburg of Lexington rescued two men whose boat had overturned Dec. 27 in Florida’s huge Lake Kissimmee.

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