Woodford County

Woodford County

Woodford hopes to start program for purchase of development rights

The Woodford County Rural Land Board is gauging public interest in a program for purchase of development rights similar to Fayette County’s, except the Woodford program would be privately funded. The Rural Land Board, created by county ordinance in 2009, hopes to receive a grant from an unidentified private foundation, said Lori Garkovich, secretary of the land board. The foundation wants to see the level of interest in the easement program before it commits to the grant.

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates, part two

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Woodford County

Sale pending for landmark Kentucky castle, on the market since 2010

CastlePost, the Woodford County castle on U.S. 60 east of Versailles near the Fayette County line, has apparently found a potential buyer but the sale is not final. The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors’ online listing for the property indicates a “sale pending.” Owner Tom Post had initially asked $30 million for the property but reduced that in 2015 to $15 million.

Woodford County

UK study: 1 in 3 jobs in Woodford County related to agriculture

One out of every three jobs in Woodford County is associated with farming or with businesses that rely upon agriculture, according to a University of Kentucky study released Monday. Those jobs generate $565 million in annual revenue and $1.1 million in payroll taxes on which local governments are increasingly dependent, the study said.

UK Football

UK’s Drake Jackson eager to join buddies Young, Daniel on the field

Drake Jackson, Landon Young and Kash Daniel were the Three Musketeers of the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2016 recruiting class, three in-state stars who said no to a Who’s Who of traditional college football titans. However, where Young and Daniel both contributed to UK’s 7-5 record as true freshmen, Jackson got caught in a depth crunch and was redshirted.

Videos

Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

The Woodford County Courthouse clock tower is being worked on for the damage that has slowly occurred to it over time.
Jessee Lynch jlynch@herald-leader.com
Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway 1:38

Woodford County courthouse clock tower repairs underway

From owning an orchard to swimming with sharks 1:37

From owning an orchard to swimming with sharks

Go inside legendary Kentucky castle 1:27

Go inside legendary Kentucky castle

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Powerball ticket giveaway