October 30, 2019

Shelley is a 2-year-old spayed female brindle boxer mix. She weighs 70 lbs. She is energetic and needs an active home. She can be picky about other dogs, so bring a resident dog with you for a trial introduction. She is available for adoption at the Woodford Humane Society adoption center.
 

October 30, 2019

Froy Lopez of Mi Pueblito, right, was the judge for the 2019 Woodford Sun Halloween Coloring Contest.  Also pictured is Hope Selby, Woodford Sun sales representative. (Photo by John McGary)


Age 3:  Eloise Wiley
Age 4:  1st place, Evelyn Mitchell; 2nd place, John Paul Reams
Age 5:  1st place, Lilian Marie Marsee; 2nd place, Charlotte Wiley; 3rd place, James Thomas Reams, Jr.
Age 6:  1st place, Addi Cheak; 2nd place, Ruby Danks; 3rd place, John Tyler Cox
Age 7:  1st place, Madeline Jean Marsee
 Age 8: 1st place, Jenna Willoughby;  2nd place, Mallory Cox; 3rd place, Jase Kuntz

Thank you and job well done to all of the participants of our coloring contest.
Special thanks to our judge and prize sponsor Mi Pueblito.

October 30, 2019

U.S. Air Force Airmen Tucker L. Burgess and Kari E. Means graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Burgess is the son of Jason Burgess and Camille Burgess, both of Versailles. He is a 2019 graduate of Woodford County High School.
Means is the daughter of Vanessa A. and Greg K. Means of Versailles. She is a 2019 graduate of Woodford County High School

October 30, 2019

Question: Is it a law that I have to wear a helmet when riding my motorcycle?
Answer: It depends. You must wear a helmet if you are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger under the age of 21, or if you have an instructional permit, or if you’ve had a motorcycle license for less than a year. In addition, individuals who are operating motorcycles on an instructional permit are not authorized to carry passengers.
Source: Kentucky Revised Statute 189.285

October 30, 2019

Halloween safety tips

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.
Walk safely
• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
• Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
• Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
• Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
• Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
• Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat with an adult
• Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mat...

Tonight’s the big night! Being scared on Halloween can be tons of fun; but between all the sweet treats, parties, chaos, and decorations, Halloween can be scary for our pets in a very different, not-so-fun way. For anyone who puts an emergency vet visit solidly into the “scary but not fun” category, we’ve got some basic safety tips to keep your Halloween festivities pet friendly.
Keep the candy bowl out of your pets’ reach, because there’s a lot more stuff in there that’s toxic for them than you might realize. We all know chocolate is bad for pets, but sugar free candy, macadamia nuts and walnuts, and even raisins (if you’re the house who gives out raisins on Halloween) are all very dangerous for pets. If you want to be prepared for four-legged trick-or-treaters, or you don’t want your own pets to feel left out, keep some apple slices, carrot sticks, dog or cat treats, or unsalted pretzels on hand – those are all pet-safe.
Whether you’re hosting a party or just handing out candy, keep...

October 30, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4
• What are You Reading? Book Group, 12 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Broaden your reading horizons. Share your favorite new book and author. Enjoy coffee, a snack and lively discussions. No assigned books.
• Monday Magic, 4 to 5:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Play Magic: The Gathering, build decks and learn strategies.
• Adult Storytelling, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults) Share stories and storytelling ideas. Monthly meeting hosted by Ray Mendenhall, president of the Kentucky Storytelling Association.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
• Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2-3) Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and great activities.
• Preschool Stories, 11 a.m., main library. (Ages 4-5) Books and more to enhance pre-literacy skills and to have fun.
• Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.
• Art Attack, 3 p.m., Midway branch. (Grade...

October 30, 2019

10 Years Ago
November 5, 2009

Woodford County High School advanced to the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships after finishing seventh overall among Class 4A schools in the East Region quarterfinals on Oct. 31.
Woodford County Schools administrator  Betty Luckett retired Oct. 29 after  35 years in education.
Central Kentucky family court judge Tamra Gormley, wo was accused of judicial misconduct, was suspended for 45 days without pay and publicly reprimanded. The Judicial Conduct Commission  ruled that she had inappropriately handled two cases: a domestic violence hearing in Scott County and a child custody hearing in Woodford County.
The Woodford County Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team won the Bluegrass Middle School Conference championship with a 30-29 win over Clark County Middle School on Oct. 30. The Tigers finished their season as the regular season conference champions with a 20-0 record.
The WCMS eighth grade squad finis...

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