Woodford Fiscal Court Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that will maintain the property tax rates on real estate at 7 cents per $100 of assessed value, bank deposits at 2.5 cents, and motor vehicle and watercraft at 9.4 cents.
A public hearing was held before the regular court meeting.
The ordnances states the total assessment of all real property in the county subject to ad valorem taxation is $2,477,272,600 and that...

September 23, 2020

I’m pleased to announce that I am running for reelection to Versailles City Council and would be honored to serve you for a third term.  Clearly this year has been like no other and I was proud to vote to approve CARES money to help small businesses and families adversely impacted by COVID-19.  Next year may be as difficult, and I look forward to exploring ways to help people still impacted by the lingering effects of the pand...

September 23, 2020

Total cases: 257 (up 14 from last week)
Most recent: Sept. 21 (two cases)

Source: Woodford County Health Department, Sept. 21

The Midway City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday that will allow the city to back a community development block grant (CDBG) designed to help lure a Lexington distillery.
Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said Bluegrass Distillery was planning on buying land on the Mitchell property near the intersection of KY 341 and Leestown Road. He said sponsoring the CDBG would allow the state to make a low interest loan to the com...

Students are scheduled to begin in-person classes next Monday, Sept. 28.  However, some Woodford County Public Schools’ students will remain in a Virtual Academy until at least the second semester under the district’s dual re-entry plan.
Whether parents who chose the Virtual Academy for their middle and high school children several weeks ago should now have the option to send them to school for in-person classes beginning Sept...

Poor vision doesn’t allow Juanita Carter to read the Bible anymore. So after eye doctors were unable to improve her sight after unsuccessful cataract surgery, the Versailles Lions Club stepped up and presented Carter with a talking Bible at its monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 14.
Carter, who has called Versailles home since the early-1960s, has always loved reading the Bible and relying on its words to gain a broader understandi...

It’s been a successful start to the 2020-21 school year at St. Leo School, Principal Leo Labrillazo said. He credited the implementation of numerous safety protocols for providing students and teachers with a healthy learning environment.
“It’s gone smoothly, but that’s not without a lot of hard work and planning,” said Labrillazo. “… We have to stay vigilant in all of our processes and procedures, and everything that we’ve pu...

September 23, 2020

Gov. Andy Beshear and several Democratic candidates for office this fall spoke to about 100 party enthusiasts at a rally at Wildside Winery last Thursday, Sept. 17.
Other speakers were state Rep. Joe Graviss, who’s running for the state Senate currently held by the retiring Sen. Julian Carroll; Lamar Allen, who’s running for the 56th District House seat held by Graviss; and Josh Hicks, who’s taking on U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. The...

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