The smell of paint has replaced others usually associated with the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center.
The center closed March 13, and since then, its 11 full-time employees have been busy doing things they couldn’t if it were open – like painting, according to...

Woodford Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a first reading of an ordinance designed to fund the county’s 911 system by imposing new fees on property tax bills.
The meeting was the first one held virtually, with Judge-Executive James Kay presiding in the fi...

It’s hit us, too

Sometimes, reporters get so involved in telling other people’s stories that they forget their own.
That was the case early Sunday afternoon when Sun publisher Whit Chandler told me he had to greatly reduce expenses in order for the business his family h...

The Cornerstone Pharmacy Compounding Laboratory’s pharmacy and compounding businesses are doing just fine in these days of COVID-19; its well-loved grill, not so much.
Robin Reed, who co-owns Cornerstone with her sister, Lola Durbin, said lunch business has been off by...


With businesses across Woodford County and America shedding workers or closing down, More Than A Bakery is looking to add employees – thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bakery owner and CEO Bill Quigg said the estimated 20 percent increase in business, thanks to the com...

Arbella Sawyer sings, plays multiple instruments, has a 2-year-old daughter with her French husband, and now, she’s a professional painter.
Sawyer is the youngest child of acclaimed Versailles artist Stephen Sawyer, and though she and her four siblings grew up on the K...

Woodford Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler briefed the Versailles City Council Tuesday on the wide range of responses taken by local governments and agencies to battle COVID-19.
Councilmembers Mary Ellen Bradley and Ken Kerkhoff were absent.
Early in his slid...

The Midway City Council Monday held a first reading Monday on an ordinance that would add a fee to property tax bills in order to fund county 911 services.
(The Versailles City Council did the same the following night, and Woodford Fiscal Court is expected to hold a fi...

One by one, Woodford County institutions began to close late last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic: public and private schools (which took effect Monday), the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, the courts (save for jail dockets), the Woodford County Public Li...

Sticking together by staying apart

In our restaurant-themed Woodford Sun last week, I noted that we were likely to run similar issues in the near future. I wasn’t counting on doing so quite so quickly, but as various Woodford County institutions and gathering places beg...

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