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10 Years Ago

May 8, 2008

The Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Board of Adjustment voted to reaffirm its decision to grant a conditional-use permit to Versailles United Methodist Church, Inc. The permit allows a church and associated buildings to be constructed in an agricultural zone on the northeast corner of Paynes Mill and Lexington roads, adjacent to the Methodist Home campus.

Eight Belles, born and raised at Three Chimneys Farm, the first filly since 1999 to run in the Kentucky Derby, had to be euthanized moments afterSaturday’s Derby after finishing second to favorite Big Brown. She had broken both front ankles.

State Rep. Carl Rollins on Monday presented Mayor Tom Bozarth and Midway’s City council with a state check for $500,000 - funds that will go toward reimbursing the city for its water tower costs.

Midway College tennis coach Wendy Hoffman has been named the 2007-2008 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (KIAC) Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year.

Woodford County Senior pitcher Matt Smith signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his baseball career at Georgetown College.

25 Years Ago

May 13, 1993 A tentative budget of $15.783 million for 1993-94 has been adopted by the Woodford County Board of Education.

Woodford Fiscal Court will file suit in circuit court seeking a judgment declaring that the proposed closing of Brooklyn Bridge Road is proper.

The state has given a grant of $75,000 to the county to continue widening and resurfacing a portion of Big Sink Pike.

Pam Jackson, a reading specialist at Huntertown and Southside elementary schools, has been named one of 10 outstanding teachers by the Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award program.

Peter Lefaivre will replace Dr. Robert Wagoner as principal of Woodford County High School on July 1. Lefaivre was previously principal of a high school in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

40 Years Ago

May 11, 1978 Construction of 20 additional classrooms at Woodford County High School and consolidation of elementary and junior high schools are being viewed as possibilities in alleviating the overcrowding of Woodford schools.

The board of education has received an informal proposal for the donation of some 33 acres of land from the Everhope Farm fronting on Huntertown Road for the location of a school.

The assessment of property for taxation in Woodford County is $308,456,135, a 3.6-percent increase over last year. Robert L. Blackburn of Versailles has been named vice president in charge of Kentucky operations of a national insurance concern, Hewitt, Coleman and Associates.

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