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10 Year Ago

April 10, 2008

The hearing on Rubloff Group Holdings’ plan to re-develop the existing Versailles Center and also develop adjacent vacant property along the U. S. 60 Bypass and Lexington Road is scheduled to continue tonight.

Early Friday, the heaviest rains began, streaming onto ground and into stormwater systems that had already been dealing with previous downpours. By early Friday morning Versailles police had to shut down the U.S. 60 Bypass, around where drainage ditches and several parking lots near Quebecor World had filled with water more than a foot deep. More road closures followed.

A final development plan featuring a two-story parish life and education center on 13.87 acres at 295 Huntertown Road (St. Leo Parish property) is on the P&Z agenda. St. Leo plans to move its elementary/middle school to the Huntertown Road property when the project is completed.

WCHS Senior Kelsey Swan, signed a National Letter of Intent on April 9 to join the crew team at Murray State University in the fall.

25 Years Ago

April 15, 1993

A foundation in honor of the late A. B. “Happy” Chandler has been formed in Lexington by a group of the former governor and senator’s friends. The foundation will present the first “Happy Chandler” award later this year to sportscaster Tom Hammond.

Nancy Littrell has been named chief executive officer of Woodford Hospital.

Dr. Bonita Burns, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Woodford County Schools, has been hired as superintendent for the Owen County School District, effective July 1.

Dr. Joe Binford of Lexington, formerly of Versailles, is researching African-Brazilian religion while on sabbatical leave in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Dr. Binford is a professor of history at Transylvania University.

Hazel Beatley Craig, 79, owner and operator of Craig’s Grocery in Mortonsville for 53 years, died April 10.

On the sixth-grade all-A honor roll at Huntertown Elementary: Keith DeYoung, Paul Allen, Sara Gibson, Brandon Kurtz, Forrest Rutherford, Joey Bott, Matt Bland, Mandy Carl, Cindy Clifton, and Tripp Humston.

40 Years Ago

April 13, 1978

The Woodford County Board of Education has voted to purchase the Barrows property for a new school site.

Land use planning and local zoning ordinance requirements got a shot in the arm last week as the state Court of Appeals reversed a

Woodford Circuit Court ruling that had dismissed a suit regarding the division of Pineway Farms.

Woodford Fiscal Court has revived plans to develop a county park on a 13-acre site on Lawrenceburg Road adjacent to the Sylvania Glass Plant. A construction cost of $424,480 was approved, with $145,357 to come from the federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.

Floyd McCauley, 74, businessman and farmer; Russell Rabe, 69, retired co-owner of Rabe Brothers Motor Co., and Robert W. Allen, 85, veteran U.S. Post Office employee, died during the past week.

New Jaycee officers include Bo Thomas, president; Kent Downey, external vice president; Bryan Kelly, internal vice president; Rick Reed, treasurer, and Mitch Vineyard, secretary.

Scott F. Midkiff of Versailles has been elected to membership in the Duke University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, national scholastic honorary society.

Woodford Ministerial Association officers are Orin Simmerman, president; Bob Agnew, vice president; Jim Hendricks, secretary; Don Reed, treasurer, and Debbie Cannady, assistant secretary.

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