Saturday’s 7th annual Main Street Clean Sweep took place five months later than usual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but volunteers still made an impact in Big Spring Park and downtown Versailles.
The event was sponsored by Bluegrass Green Source and normally take...

The Versailles City Council voted 5 to 0 Tuesday in favor of an ordinance maintaining the property tax rate on real estate (5.6 cents per $100 dollars of assessed value) and motor vehicles and watercraft (12 cents).
Councilmember Mary Bradley was absent.
After the meet...

Thank you, Dennis and J.T. (and Marla)

To paraphrase an old saying, all the credit for our coverage of the Yellow Jackets opening night win Sept. 11 goes to head coach Dennis Johnson and photographer J.T. Marshall, while any blame can be laid at the feet of yours truly.
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On a recent Monday evening in the Woodford County High School’s library, 20 or so young men and women gathered for a four-hour program designed to make them better drivers.
Retired Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley began by reminding them of the stakes involved...

The Woodford County Yellow Jackets kicked off their 2020 football season in winning fashion Friday night at Community Stadium with a 35-13 victory over Great Crossing of Scott County.
“I think the kids have worked hard, been very excited to play, and … not knowing if t...

Labor Day, 2020

OK, I’ll fess up: Before beginning this piece, I did a search of past columns using the phrase “Labor Day.” I was considering running what I like to call an encore edition, and what others might call a “repeat” or “waste of newsprint.”
While, in the opin...

The Midway City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a $224,000 bid from Buchanan Contracting of Winchester to replace a 2,212-foot sewer line leading to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
The meeting was pushed back eight days because of the Labor Day holid...

Much of Woodford Fiscal Court’s meeting Tuesday was devoted to a discussion about whether to hire a company to negotiate higher pay to the Woodford County Detention Center for federal prisoners.
In the end, a multi-year contract with The Summerill Group, a company with...

September is National Preparedness Month, and Woodford Emergency Management (EM) Director Drew Chandler said the goal of the designation is “to promote family and community disaster planning – not just now, but throughout the year.”
“It’s really on our mind right now,”...

Tommy Haggard’s last day as CEO of Bluegrass Community Hospital was Aug. 24, but he dropped by the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce Friday, Sept. 4, to say goodbye to some of the board members with whom he served.
LifePoint Health, which owns Bluegrass Community Hos...

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