Woodford County

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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.

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Marijuana confirmed in lollipops at Woodford High; 5 juveniles charged

Five juveniles have been charged after tests confirmed that lollipops confiscated from Woodford County High School were laced with marijuana, Versailles police said. Three students were charged with trafficking offenses and two were charged with possession of marijuana, said Buddy Flora, the Woodford County High School resource officer. Versailles Police Chief James Fugate said the investigation now is trying to find out where the suckers originated.

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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

Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit' 2:06

Mohamed Bamba talks about his reputation as a 'different kind of recruit'