Allegations of corruption, personal agendas and a lack of transparency were discussed during Tuesday’s Woodford County Board of Education community forum to get public input on current plans and funding options for a new high school.
Vice Chair Dani Bradley was unable...

Before making a decision on a student re-entry plan for next school year, the Woodford County Board of Education voted Monday to host a town hall meeting next Tuesday to get additional input from parents and teachers on its options.
The motion to table a decision on a...

Three former students at Safe Harbor Academy were given additional support in the midst of a pandemic to help them earn Woodford County High School diplomas this year, SHA Principal Logan Culbertson said.
Culbertson said he and the SHA alternative school’s faculty and...

Woodford Countians who want to buy locally-grown foods and many other products are now able to connect with local farmers on Woodford FoodNet, an online resource launched in mid-May.
Anyone visiting the website (woodfordfoodnet.org) will likely be surprised by the arra...

The start of the 2020-21 school year may be delayed by a couple of weeks, Woodford County schools Superintendent Scott Hawkins said last week.
Woodford County schools are currently scheduled to begin the school year Thursday, Aug. 13, according to a 2020-21 instruction...

The Woodford County Board of Education voted to restrict $350,000 for a new high school and revised BG-1 documents for the project at a special meeting June 24. The amended BG-1 increases the amount of the project from $36 million to $45.3 million.
The board took no ac...

Woodford County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Hawkins asked board of education members during a special meeting June 24 to give him written feedback on what he needs to accomplish to become an exemplary superintendent.
Vice Chair Dani Bradley told him that the an...

Traveling to China to teach and then returning to do research broadened Ernest “Ernie” Yanarella’s knowledge of eco-cities and China’s efforts to transform its urbanized society.
Yanarella, a retired University of Kentucky political science professor who lives in Versa...

Residents of Taylor Manor Nursing Home appreciated the flowers and cookies they recently received from a group of “neighbors” who wanted to brighten their day.
Sister Mary Faustina, Taylor Manor’s administrator, said the nursing home’s residents were thrilled to receiv...

The number of people coming to downtown Midway in the weeks since restaurants reopened their dining rooms has grown, but fewer people are venturing out to eat because of COVID-19, Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift told the Sun Monday.
“Most folks are more comfortable din...

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