Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr,  39, a 1998 Scott County High School graduate and wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, passed away suddenly Tuesday at the family home in Lexington.

Georgetown Police responded to a home invasion Wednesday on Old Lemons Mill Road, according to the police department Facebook page. 


Miranda Florence, a former Georgetown resident, knew she wanted to help those affected by COVID-19 in New York City when she heard how hard they were getting hit with the virus.

Georgetown is expected to fall some $2 million short of its projected 2019-20 revenue budget due to fallout from the pandemic shutdown. In addition, city’s reserves are anticipated to drop some $3.1 million.

COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment starting this Saturday, said Dr. Crystal Miller, WEDCO public health director.

LEXINGTON – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of intersection improvements scheduled for Scott County. The project was awarded to Nally & Gibson Georgetown LLC DBA for $965,567.41. The project is located along McClelland Circle/US 62 between milepoints 5.943 &a…

When asked about plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, Scott County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub chuckled and said, “way too soon.”

LEXINGTON – For several years, Georgetown resident and UK HealthCare paramedic Zack Gregory has spent much of his time honing his 3D printing and fabrication skills through his cosplay business, Brokkr’s Armory. Now a first-year physician assistant student in the University of Kentucky Colle…

The students wanted it all for graduation, and as best they could, principals Meocha Williams of Scott County, Joy Lusby of Great Crossing high schools and Laura Rice of Phoenix Horizon did just that, said Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub.

Some of Scott County’s community leaders have come together to start a Scott County Community Relief Fund in response to COVID-19. 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (TMMK) Kentucky has postponed its restart from May 4 to May 11 following a review of its supplier and logistics network.“As previously stated, Toyota intends to gradually resume its manufacturing operations in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines an…

Lights whirled on the fire truck as it passed Wyatt Ricketts’ house Wednesday. There was no emergency outside, just a boy celebrating his fifth birthday in the middle of a pandemic. 

Scott County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub emphasized there will be some type of celebration for graduating seniors this year — but no one knows exactly what it will be.

Requests for food from AMEN House has increased 59 percent during the first three weeks of April, compared to the same time period in 2019, said Michele Carlisle, executive director.

Investigators from the Georgetown Police Department have been following leads in Lexington related to a shots fired call on Dorchester Drive Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, Scott County’s 28th confirmed COVID-19 patient was identified.The patient was identified as a female over 50.

Like most other organizations, governments and other public agencies have had to scramble due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Kentucky Attorney General has given an opinion public agencies can meet via teleconferencing during this extraordinary time, but provisions of the state’s open meetings…

As the community continues work to maintain a sense of staying #HealthyAtHome, Scott County schools still find ways to reach the students they can’t have in the classroom. 


Georgetown will have to rely on its $9.8 million in reserves as revenue has fallen due to closings and layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Mayor Tom Prather during the council’s regular meeting Monday.


Editor’s Note: Scott County officials typically learn of any confirmed COVID-19 cases around 6 p.m. each day, following the governor’s address. The News-Graphic goes to press earlier, so the number of confirmed cases listed below is as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Editor’s Note: A listing of online Easter church services can be found Page 4 of this edition. We attempted to provide as many as possible, but if your church is not included we encourage you to visit the church website.

In England, just as in the United States, the coronavirus has forced shutdowns, suspensions and turned normal routines upside down.


With almost all social and recreational activities closed or at least significantly modified to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Georgetown’s three public golf courses are in a unique position as the only game in town.

The economic impact from the coronavirus continues to take its toll as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky announced it will extend its production shutdown and release its entire variable or temporary workforce.


Some $37 million has been earmarked in the new state budget to build a new Scott County Judicial Center.