Georgetown

Mary Meehan

The city of Georgetown became the latest Kentucky community to approve a fairness ordinance last night.  The ordinance protects citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

During a marathon council meeting Monday night, council members heard lengthy public comment including chapter and verse biblical references cited by both supporters and opponents of the ordinance under consideration.

 

About 50 people filled the council chamber and lined the hallways outside watching the proceedings on monitors as Georgetown considered the first reading of a fairness ordinance.

Over two hours, about two dozen people took turns at the podium to express their opinions about the ordinance that Mayor Tom Prather explained is aimed to eliminate housing and employment discrimination for the LGBTQ community. 

There was no middle ground among the speakers.

Grace Clark

Seven retired thoroughbreds and one miniature horse who have been living at Old Friends farm at Kentucky Downs will be moving to Georgetown on Thursday, July 25. The last day visitors can meet the horses at the Simpson County site is Tuesday, July23.

The main Old Friends thoroughbred retirement farm is in Georgetown. Simpson County has been as a satellite location, but it hasn’t drawn enough visitors to make it economically feasible to keep the horses at that site. 

Cheri Lawson

Women are leading the way in fields that for years were dominated by men. In the first of our series. “Women Leading the Way”  we feature  Toyota Motor Manufacturing  Kentucky's first female President, Susan Elkington.

Small Town Pride on Eastern Standard

Oct 3, 2017
Zach Redding

October is apparently becoming the second month of LGBTQ Pride, at least in our area.  Some towns in Central Kentucky are joining in, some for the very first time.

We'll discuss the purpose and goals of these community events with guests: Harold Dean Jessie, of Georgetown; Jesse Ruble of Frankfort and Dr. Patricia Minter, professor at Western Kentucky University.


Kentucky.com

Kentucky's real estate market is at an all time high according to the state's association of realtors.

Following a record year in 2015, a new high mark for homes sold came in 2016. Total home sales were the highest ever at just over 52,000.  Kentucky Association of Realtors Chief Executive Officer Steve Stevens said an improving economy, lower unemployment, and cost of living contributed to the new record. 

TMMK

Toyota’s plan to invest $10 billion in the U.S. over five years includes spending more than a billion dollars at the 

 Georgetown auto assembly plant.  The Japanese automaker executives reaffirmed that commitment during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.