The Midway City Council meeting Monday began with a discussion of how a local business owner and at least 60 volunteers are making cloth masks that will be free to Midway residents.
Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said Project Healthy Midway was “just another very great example of Midway at its finest.” He said he was approached a few weeks ago by Midway Makers Market owner Amy Bowman, who asked how she could help. He said last week...

April 8, 2020

A 38-year-old man from New Orleans was arrested Monday night after ignoring warnings to stop selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door, Versailles police said.
Jenry J. Craft is accused of violating Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order that allowed only “life-sustaining businesses” to continue operating. According to the police citation, after a second warning, Craft said he was going to wait for a ride and walked to a pull o...

With limited entertainment options at home and all social activities or gatherings in public places stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, a drive on the Woodford County Quilt Trail offers a quiet diversion for anyone who wants to learn about the county’s heritage and history.
Debbie Tichenor, who shared a vision to establish a local quilt trail with Mary DeBold, said it would take about four hours to complete the Woodford Coun...

The owner of Clark Funeral Home said he was flabbergasted when he thumbed through the pages of an old ledger book of funerals from 1918 to early-1919 and saw how many listed the cause of death as influenza.
“I was just shocked,” said David Clark, “the parallel between 1918 (when the deadly Spanish flu pandemic began infecting millions worldwide) and today.”
He said reading a recent article in the Lexington Herald-Leader about...

The Woodford County Tourist Commission voted unanimously at the group’s special meeting Thursday, April 2, to spend up to $500 on a promotion designed to support local restaurants.
The proposal was crafted by Emily Downey, the commission’s executive director.
Participants can email five receipts from Woodford County restaurants to Downey (emily@reservewoodford.com) and be entered in a weekly drawing, which will be held Saturda...

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