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10 Years Ago

April 3, 2008

The Woodford County Economic Development Authority on Friday, March 28, unanimously approved a release agreement and deed restrictions signed with developer Dennis Anderson for the Midway Station property.

The Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association stage debuts when “Noises Off!” opens here April 11.

Woodford County High School’s LifeSmarts team finished fifth among 60 teams in the state. Team members were Elizabeth Jacobs, Hanna Leatherman, Paige Bolcas, Lila Leatherman and Tong Zhu and their coach was Walter Cunliffe.

Genie Graf of Midway has been chosen as the recipient of the 2008 Legacy Award for Woodford County presented by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women.

25 Years Ago

April 8, 1993

A cleanup day on Saturday prepared the Corner Drug for its impending reopening.

Bobby Dotson has been elected to the board of directors of the United Bank and Trust Co.

Dawn Hornback Mullican, formerly of Versailles, founder and president of The Observatory Group, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, was honored recently by the Soroptimist International Organization for advancing the status of business women.

The Woodford County Middle School math team has advanced to state competition. Members of the team are Meagan Dodds, Chris Cunliffe, Daniel DeMuth, Matthew Moore, and Joel Caison.

Two Woodford County High School athletes recently signed to play college sports. They are Tammy Washer, who will play volleyball at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Sean Endicott, who will play soccer at the University of Cincinnati.

Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Mac Miller of Versailles will send Sea Hero, a Kentucky Derby hopeful, to the post of the Bluegrass Stakes at KeenelandSaturday.

The University of Kentucky Wildcats were thwarted in their attempt to win a sixth national basketball championship Saturday, losing 81-78 in overtime to Michigan’s FabFive in the NCAA semifinals.

40 Years Ago

April 6, 1978

After months of deliberation and amid considerable public sentiment against the proposal, the Versailles City Council and Woodford Fiscal Court have agreed to enter into separate but identical solid waste agreements with Real Earth Ltd. Several local officials and citiens flew to Norman, Okla., last week to inspect a Real Earth Ltd. composting operation.

Sewer service will be extended by the city to Stonegate subdiviion.

First reading was given by the city council to an ordinance that would annex some 30 acres of Charmil subdivision and provide water and sewer service. That ordinance was later defeated.

For the second time in about eight months, an entire ceiling in a room at Pisgah Elementary School has pulled way from its supports and fallen.

Lucy Prichard and Mizzy Holt were honored by the Friends of Logan Helm Woodford County Library as Library Week leaders.

Woodford students recognized at Western Kentucky University’ s annual Honors Convocation for high grade point averages were Teresa Dutton, Catherine Fitzgerald, Lea Anne Hill, Therese Renee Middleton, and John Mark Miller.

Attending the Freshman Cotillion Club supper dance in Lexngton last week from Woodford County were Melissa Alcoke, Tammy Gormley, Angie English, Janet Dotson, Tracy Lanter, Dawn Adams, Jamie Foley, Bo Miller, Whayne Hougland, Brad Kemper, Will French, Gus Wade, Kevin Applegate, Jeff Frye, and James Newell Hicks.

John Pryor recently received a master’s degree in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mrs. Agnes Walcutt has returned to her home in Midway after spending the winter in Florida.

Dr. and Mrs. Allen Dawson returned recently from a week a Kiawah Island off the coast o Charleston, S.C. Ricky Bottoms was named the past season’s most valuable wrestler at the WCHS wrestling team banquet last week.

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