Sure, fall is on the way; but kitten season is still in full swing. We get calls from people looking for help with young kittens almost daily (we took in over 50 in August alone), and one of the first things we tend to ask is, “Do you have any idea how old the kittens are?” Nine times out of 10, the answer is no.
And we get it! How on earth would you know how old a kitten you’ve just found is? But it can make a big difference in how we (and you) respond to and care for that kitten – so if you’re interested, here are some key developmental markers to look for to help pinpoint your guess.
Newborn kittens honestly don’t look much like kittens. Weighing just a few ounces, they are barely mobile and can’t stand up; their eyes are shut tight; and their ears are folded down toward their head. Kittens at this age need 24-hour care. If you find a kitten this young and mom does not come back for it within a few hours, it needs help.
At 7-10 days old, kittens’ eyes begin to open. They may not ful...

September 16, 2020

10 Years Ago
September 23, 2010

A $39 million working budget for this school year was presented to the Woodford County Board of Education during its planning meeting on Monday night.
In Versailles, a forum at the Falling Springs Center Theatre will feature candidates for county magistrate districts 5, 6 and 7; all 12 candidates for Versailles City Council, and both candidates for Versailles mayor.
Lori Rice was recently hired as Woodford County’s Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. She succeeds Jennifer Klee, who retired in July after nearly 35 years as an Extension agent for the University of Kentucky.
WCHS Homecoming Queen candidates were Jessica Kral, Julie Shaw, Patrice Doyle, Lizzie Rose and Tressa Shaw.
Woodford County High School student Abbigail Tonges, of Versailles, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.
WCHS Yellow Jackets had their first win under first year coach Steve Stonebraker Friday night against Fleming County...

September 16, 2020

Waltz is a 16 week old neutered male with black markings, short hair. He is a playful and spunky kitten. He would do well with other kittens/cats.
Adoptions are by appointment only. Call 859-873-5491.

September 9, 2020

10 Years Ago
September 16, 2010

A request to downzone 9.03 acres of undeveloped land in the Cedar Ridge Subdivision was unanimously denied by the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission on Sept. 9.
Dozens of marijuana plants were found growing and hidden in the cornfield of a Midway farm Sept. 9. Versailles police officers cut down all 135 plants, loaded them onto the police chief’s truck and later destroyed them.
Chester and Virginia Southworth of Midway celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17, 2010. They were married on Sept. 17, 1948.
Woodford County High School girls’ soccer team 4-0 against district foe Franklin County on Sept. 8.
Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets lost to the North Bullitt Eagles 21-7 on Sept. 10.

25 Years Ago
September 14, 1995

The Woodford County Board of Education adopted the “nickel tax,” hiking tax rates about 11.5 percent, following a sparsely attended public hearing. The new rate will be 51.2 cents per $100...

September 9, 2020

Donatello is a 2-and-half-year old, neutered male pit bull mix. He weights 65 lbs. He is high energy and will need an active home without other dogs, cats or kids.
Adoptions are by appointment only. Call 859-873-5491.

In the world of animal rescue, it’s always true that some pets find homes quickly, and others wait a bit longer. And there are always a few that wait an unusually long time for homes. But right now, because of our adoption by appointment procedures in the wake of the pandemic, it’s painfully obvious which pets just can’t seem to find a home. As puppies and kittens are snatched up and removed from our online pet listing each day, a handful of faces are always there – no appointments, no visitors. Still waiting.
We’re hoping this will bring a little bit of the spotlight to those patient pets.
Pax is a 2-and-half-year-old border collie mix who has spent 620 days at Woodford Humane. He’s energetic and smart – but nervous when he meets new people, especially men. As you might imagine, that makes it hard to charm his way into a home on first impression. Pax needs a low-key home with no cats or kids, and lots of energy and learning new tricks. If you’re willing to share your heart with him ev...

The Woodford County Fair pageants will be held Sept. 19 at Huffman Pavilion at the Fairgrounds. The Preteen is at 1 p.m., the Teen at 4 p.m. and the Miss at 7 p.m. Two titles will be given in each of the categories. One title is for Woodford County residents only, and the other is the open class, which can be entered by any state resident. The open classes are preliminaries for Kentucky County Fair pageants. Most photogenic, best dress, hair, and smile awards will also be given.
The pageants are normally held during the Woodford County Fair, which was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the pageants will be different from past years. There will be no in-person registration. Forms and fees must be done electronically, if possible; otherwise, they must be mailed to arrive no later than Sept. 16. Other changes: everyone must sign a COVID waiver; each contestant is allowed two guests; those attending should bring a lawn chair, as no chairs will be provided, only pi...

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