National Guard Trains at Midway College
The Kentucky National Guard along with the Division of Emergency Management and first responder teams from Lexington, Millville, and Versailles recently conducted training exercises on the procedures necessary to respond during an active shooter or terrorist scenario. More than 80 Guard troops and 170 other personnel took part in the training held at Midway College and at Midway Station, the industrial park near I-64. The exercises emphasized the integration of federal, state, and local assets during such a situation and provided training in decontamination and the positioning of emergency vehicles both on the ground and in the air. "The Kentucky National Guard is all about training," said Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Adjutant General for Kentucky. "When our troops aren't deploying, they support state government and local communities in times of crisis. Exercises like this are key to such collaborative efforts."
Midway Church Celebrates 165 Years
Midway Christian Church recently celebrated 165 years of existence with a special homecoming service. Approximately eighty people attended the service which featured presentations on the church's history. The church was founded in 1844 by Dr. L.L. Pinkerton, the son of a Presbyterian minister. Pinkerton also founded the Kentucky Female Orphan School in 1849 which later became Midway College.