Strong storms left more than 100,000 Kentucky Utilities and LG&E customers without power Friday. About 50,000 of them were in Fayette County, and about 12,000 were in Woodford. A company spokesman said some customers might not have power overnight.
Woodford County High School Principal Rob Akers said the June 26 vote "did not push me out of the school by any stretch of the imagination," but the referendum was surrounded by controversy, dividing the community and pitting some Kentucky superintendents against a former Woodford County superintendent.
The special referendum will decide a normally mundane issue for communities — whether a 5.5 cent schools facilities tax is enacted to build a public high school that would replace the current 54-year-old building. But the Woodford campaigns have been particularly passionate and at times a little ugly.
Governor Matt Bevin responds to a question at the end of the America First Policy event in Versailles regarding the potential for Kentucky teachers to go on strike in response to the Senate State and Local Government Committee's approval of a plan
Officials with the Woodford County school district are beginning to gauge public opinion about building a new high school. Superintendent Scott Hawkins is scheduled to speak to Versailles City Council Tuesday about the possibility of a property tax increase to help finance the construction of a new $47 million school for 1,400 students.