The Woodford County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Awards Night on Feb. 23 at Midway College.
Awards were presented in a variety of categories. Winners were chosen by community members. The categories will rotate each year, and members of the community may suggest areas for consideration.
Here is a list of all the award winners:
Leadership All Stars: Tina West, Joanie Anderson, Aaron Soard, Shannon Sloan Soard and the Midway College SIFE Program
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Distinguished farmer of the year: Bobby Payton
Outstanding farmer of the year: Bobby Gaffney
Chamber business member of the year: Woodford Wicks Candle Co.
Tourism Achievement Award: Wildside Winery
Education Spirit Award: Woodford County Woman's Club
Community Spirit Award: Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission, Woodford County Farm Bureau, Woodford County Parks Foundation and Woodford Tomorrow
Best horse farm: Lane's End, first; Winstar, second; Three Chimneys, third.
Best place to get a cup of coffee: McDonald's, first; Starbucks, second; Cornerstone Pharmacy, third.
Best place to shop in Midway: Damselfly Gallery, first; Midway Boutique, second; Celtic Trends, third.
Best place to shop in Versailles: Pretty in Pink, first; Truly Bluegrass, second; Marketplace on Main, third.
Best veterinarian: Dr. Bradley Keough, first; Dr. Ashley Keith, second; Dr. Dale Eckert, third.
Best real estate agent: Brenda Rollins, first; Cindy Shryock, second; Carolyn McDonald and Brad Lawson, third.
Best place to get breakfast: McDonald's, first; Callie's, second; Lunch Box and Wallace Station, third.
Best bank: Citizens Commerce, first; United Bank, second; Kentucky Bank, third.
In addition to the awards being presented, Woodford County's recent certification as a Work Ready Community by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board was announced. The certification is based on high school graduation rates, education attainment rates of adults and availability of broadband Internet. Woodford County exceeds all the requirements.