Woodford County

Woodford County

He was known for his Kentucky apple orchard. Now he’s pursuing his real passion.

Terry Boyd recently sold the Woodford County apple orchard bearing his name. He now has more time to devote to his passion, which is scuba diving and free diving in the Florida Keys. Free diving is the practice of taking a deep breath, holding it and then diving without scuba tanks.

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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.

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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.

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What jobs are available? Woodford students find out on Industry Day

More than 800 new jobs will come to Woodford County over the next three years, and local officials and employers hope young people will consider working in their home community. So Tuesday about 130 Woodford County High School seniors toured manufacturing plants in Versailles to see the job opportunities that are available. It was part of the first Industry Day organized by local companies and John Soper, chairman of Woodford County Economic Development Authority.

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Versailles police may move to former St. Leo Catholic School site

The city of Versailles plans to build a new police department on the property of the former St. Leo Catholic School. The nearly 2-acre property at the corner of North Main and Elm streets was recently appraised at $400,000. The department’s current buildings, constructed in the 1800s and owned by the city since the 1970s, share a common wall but don’t provide much space.

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Speakers plead for continuation of agriculture education classes

Farmers and students pleaded Monday night for the agriculture education program to be kept intact at Woodford County Middle School. The middle school is looking to cut two staffing positions because of a projected enrollment decline in the 2017-18 school year. In the end, the school council tabled a decision on staffing cuts until March 20.

Videos

Powerball ticket giveaway

Kentucky lottery gives out 375 tickets at Brannon Crossing Kroger before $1.5 billion jackpot. Giveaway events were held at four locations around the state. Video by Pablo Alcala | Herald-Leader
palcala@herald-leader.com
Powerball ticket giveaway 1:05

Powerball ticket giveaway

Vigil For Logan Tipton 0:55

Vigil For Logan Tipton

Quick tour of the new Versailles Kroger 2:37

Quick tour of the new Versailles Kroger

Race or rave? Hundreds run through Kentucky Horse Park after dark 1:30

Race or rave? Hundreds run through Kentucky Horse Park after dark