Woodford Countians are still participating in prayer together on Sunday mornings and many other church functions – just at a safe distance.
Instead of worshipping in their churches, people across the community are staying at home on Sundays to do their part by social d...

Woodford County Public Schools will distribute over 450 Chromebook computer tablets to elementary students who don’t have access to a device at home beginning this week, schools Superintendent Scott Hawkins announced during Monday’s school board meeting. He said the de...

Whether it’s not going to church or working out at the gym, people in the community are making changes in their daily lives to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Staying at home and social distancing are recommended by Gov. Andy Beshear and leaders across the country...

The call volume seeking medical assistance from Woodford County first-responders has not decreased, but also has not increased as local, state and federal leaders grapple with the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, according to Freeman Bailey, director of Woodford County...

With so much uncertainty about graduation, prom and class trips because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodford County High School senior Ryan Alvey said, “It’s really difficult for us to think about what we’re going to be doing for the next two months.”
Plans are already i...

A 41-year-old Estill County man died in the Woodford County Detention Center March 7, according to a press release from the detention center.
Tommy Gene Bowling, a state inmate, was pronounced dead at Bluegrass Community Hospital after Woodford County Emergency Medical...

In an effort to keep COVID-19 out of the Woodford County Detention Center, no one is allowed to come into the facility to visit inmates, Jailer Michele Rankin said.
She said attorneys of inmates are allowed to talk to their clients through a glass partition, but cannot...

A request to rezone 45 acres on Troy Pike in order to develop a rural residential neighborhood of 11 single-family lots led to a discussion about preserving farmland during a public hearing March 12.
Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission memb...

Woodford County Board of Education member Sherri Springate alleged Monday that the board has committed numerous open meeting violations over the past 15 months.
In a prepared statement, Springate argued that because of divisions on the board, “ethical standards, distri...

A projected operating deficit for next school year was again discussed during the Woodford County Board of Education’s March 10 work session.
A handout given to board members and people attending the special meeting listed revenues and expenses in a proposed 2020-21 dr...

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