The Midway City Council voted 4 to 0 to approve a grant program designed to aid businesses in the city that have suffered losses due to measures designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Councilmembers Kaye Nita Gallagher and Bruce Southworth were absent. Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said Southworth’s mother had just died, and before the moment of reflection at the beginning of the meeting, asked the council to think of the South...

The Versailles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a four-year deal with Rumpke Waste and Recycling that will cost residential customers $13.95 a month – an increase from the $10.10 they’re paying now.
Public Works Director Bart Miller said the city’s present contractor, Central Kentucky Hauling, didn’t bid on the contract that expires Aug. 31 because its request for a landfill expansion was denied. He said Central Kent...

July 8, 2020

Total cases: 81
Latest cases: July 7 (two)
Hospitalized: 0
Recovered: 70
Stable/isolating at home: 11
Source: Woodford County government, July 7

Allegations of corruption, personal agendas and a lack of transparency were discussed during Tuesday’s Woodford County Board of Education community forum to get public input on current plans and funding options for a new high school.
Vice Chair Dani Bradley was unable to attend the virtual forum, which began with Chair Debby Edelen saying she would read every question from the public “verbatim.”
Questions about corruption, per...

Before making a decision on a student re-entry plan for next school year, the Woodford County Board of Education voted Monday to host a town hall meeting next Tuesday to get additional input from parents and teachers on its options.
The motion to table a decision on a re-entry plan until after the town hall passed by a 3 to 2 vote, with board members Ambrose Wilson IV and Sherri Springate voting no.
The virtual town hall meeti...

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