Woodford County

Woodford County notes: Mar. 18

March 17, 2014 

Cub Scouts visit historic site Den 4 of Versailles Cub Scout Pack 32 visited the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on Feb. 22 to complete requirements for the scouts Tiger Cub rank. Den members learned about Jack Jouett's famous ride and toured his home. Costumed re-enactor Ken Curtis explained many frontier items from his collection. The scouts also enjoyed a nature hike on the grounds. Pictured are, front row, from left: William Cron, Teagan Whittle and John-Calvin Parker. Middle row, from left: Liam Bottom, Jacob Turner, Charlie Twehues and Logan Tanner. Top row, from left: Reid Sayre, Braxton Brock and Nathan May. Den Leader Myles Bottom is also pictured.

The Woodford County Library, 115 North Main Street, Versailles, has the following events planned for the remainder of March:

■ McTeggart Irish Dancers, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

■ University of Kentucky Press author Marianne Walker will visit from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Her recent book, Graves County Boys, is an underdog tale of how five boys from a small high school in southwestern Kentucky captured the hearts of basketball fans.

■ Interested in self-publishing? Independent authors, including New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kathleen Brooks, will share tips from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29.

Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up for these free programs.

County designated 'Work Ready Community'

Woodford County has recently been reaccredited as a Work Ready Community by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board. This designation is based on Woodford meeting the established criteria for Work Ready status and a commitment to advancing economic and work force development. Two years ago, Woodford County was the first county in Kentucky to have been designated as a Work Ready Community.

Questions, comments and concerns can be directed to Don Vizi, executive director of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, at (859) 873-5122.

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