Better weather days on the way

We continue to deal with some rain across our region, but better weather is about to blow in to start the new week. This will lead us into some very warm temps later in the week, with thunderstorms chances ramping up.

For Soper, pitching to industrial prospects is a full-time job

Woodford County has landed three significant new plants in the last 18 months. If the companies do all they’ve promised to get state incentives, they’ll bring 626 jobs and $117 million in new investment to a county better known for thoroughbreds than factories. Some of the credit for that success is due to an unassuming former banker named John Soper, an independent contractor who works full-time to attract jobs to Versailles, Midway and Woodford County.

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John Soper on Woodford County's success

John Soper speaks about why Woodford County has had recent success in attracting new companies to Versailles and Midway.
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John Soper on Woodford County's success 0:59

John Soper on Woodford County's success

Itsinthepost wins $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn 4:42

Itsinthepost wins $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn

Association of Lincoln Presenters annual convention 1:00

Association of Lincoln Presenters annual convention

Hundreds take to Lexington streets in March for Science 0:53

Hundreds take to Lexington streets in March for Science