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10 Years Ago

October 2, 2008 The Midway City Council voted to go-ahead with developer Dennis Anderson’s rezoning requests for the Midway Station property.

An executive order instituting a county-wide ban on outdoor burning was issue by Judge-Executive John Coyle because of excessively dry conditions.

Former Mayor Charles Reed announced that he will seek reelection to be a member of the Versailles City Council.

Debby Edelen announced her candidacy for District 3 of the Woodford County Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

Woodford County High School teacher Mary Beth Rouse was honored by theWoodford County Board of Education for being selected to represent Kentucky for the 2008 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award.

Woodford County High School senior Thomas Wilhoit was recognized by the Woodford County Board of Education for earning perfect scores on his ACT and SAT college entrance exams.

A new historical marker at the St. Matthew A.M. E. Church in Midway was unveiled at a ceremony recognizing the church’s history and contributions to the community.

Woodford County High School’s Ariana McWilliams signed a letter of intent to play college basketball for Culver-Stockton College.

The Woodford County Middle School cheerleaders won first place in their division at Jamfest on Sept. 27.

25 Years Ago

September 30, 1993 Woodford Fiscal Court has granted about two acres of land in the county park for location of an agricultural services building.

The Corner Store, located in the old Corner Drug building at Main and Lexington streets, will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 1.

Boiled water advisories remain in effect for the South and Northeast Woodford water districts after low levels of chlorine were detected.

First National Bank of Woodford County plans to open a branch in the Kroger supermarket under construction in the Lexington Road Shopping Center.

Fiscal court magistrates have approved a cable TV franchise for the Millville area.

Kristofer D. Vanzant of Versailles has received his Eagle Scout award.

George and Niesje Spragens have returned to their home in Midway after a week’s vacation in North Carolina.

40 Years Ago

September 28, 1978 The Woodford County Board of Education has adopted a facilities plan calling for construction of two new elementary schools and a bond referendum to provide funds to build a new high school.

Dedication ceremonies for the historic Captain Jack Jouett House will be held Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the house on Craig’s Creek Pike.

Mrs. Ruby N. Creech has been selected by the Woodford County Business and Professional Women’s Club as its Woman of Achievement for 1978-79.

The United Way campaign is under way, with a goal of $46,225. Joe Barrows is chairman of the drive.

Michelle Dykes was crowned homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday night’s WCHS-Scott County football game. The Yellow Jackets dominated Scott County by a score of 34-12.

The Intensive-Coronary Care Unit at Woodford Memorial Hospital will reopen Oct. 2.

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