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10 Year Ago August 19, 2010 Chloe DePriest was named 2010 Woodford County Junior Miss on Aug. 14. First runner-up was Michaela Pierceall, second runner-up was Haley Freeman, and third runner-up was Catherine Borland. At the Midway City Council’s Monday meeting, the city’s property tax rates were set at 10.1 cents per $100 assessed value of real property and 14.5 cents for personal property, including vehicles and boats. the personal property rate remains the same as 2009’s rate, the new real property tax of 10.1 cents represents a slight increase from 2009’s rate of 10 cents. The Versailles City Council voted Tuesday to keep this year’s tax rates for real property, personal property, cars and boats the same as last year. The Rev. Judy Stallons started as the newly installed minister of Midway United Methodist Church. The 2010-11 school year began for students in Woodford County Public Schools Aug. 11. Cincinnati Capital Corp. on Sunday filed emergency motions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville, Fla., to lift an automatic stay and allow the bank to seize Stonewall’s Nevertell Farm in Midway and the stallions Value Plus and Da Stoops. The farm is owned by Audrey and Richard Haisfield. Capt. Bruce Watson, USN (Ret.), of Versailles, received the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, Commander (Third Class) decoration and certificate on July 22. Navy Airman Casey E. Kendrick, son of Cathie J. and Bruce R. Kendrick of Versailles recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2004 WCHS graduate.
25 Years Ago August 17, 1995 Residents of the Walnut Street, Virginia Avenue and Camden Avenue areas have asked that 47 properties there – 37 with houses – be rezoned to permit only single-family dwellings. The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Ben Chandler for attorney general in the Nov. 7 general election. Woodford youths Martin Goldey, John Goldey and Mike Fannin attended this summer’s Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville. Dr. Benjamin H. Hahn recently began his pastorate at the Versailles United Methodist Church. Sallie Eaves Lathrem, 86, mother of Woodford Bank President Charles R. Lathrem, died Aug. 10. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets fell to Madison Central, 18-6, Saturday in the first of two pre-season football scrimmages. Andrea Brown and Brook Smith of Versailles received top athletic awards at the Midway College year-end sports banquet.
40 Years Ago August 14, 1980 Recent cutbacks in the state’s budget means Woodford County schools may lose an estimated $88,000 in state funds for the 1980-81 budget year. The county tax rate has been set at 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Woodford Board of Education member Pat Matthews has announced that she will not be a candidate for reelection in November. Versailles First Christian Church will observe its 150th anniversary Sunday. Bennie Green, an 18-year veteran of the Woodford County Fire Department, has become the department’s first full-time employee. Dr. Mark Jackson has opened an office for the practice of dentistry. Martha McKinlay Nuckols, 57, of Hurstland Farm, Midway, died Saturday following an extended illness. Dr. and Mrs. Smiser West and Mr. and Mrs. Mac Miller entertained with a brunch at the Saratoga Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last Saturday. Gary Plock was the winner of the Championship Division of the Pisgah Invitational Tennis Tournament last Saturday, defeating the defending champion, Jack Webb. In the Class A final, Scott Pitts defeated defending champion Jim Ross. The Woodamere swim team finished fourth in a field of 15 at the Central Kentucky Conference meet in Frankfort July 29-30.