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FRANKFORT — A former Georgetown resident was struck and killed by a concrete mixing truck early Friday morning on southbound U.S. 421 between Schenkel Lane and Spaghetti Junction.

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Editor's note: This article has been corrected to include COVID numbers for Scott County Schools. A previous version inadvertently included substituted state numbers. The News-Graphic apologizes for the error and is happy to set the record straight. 

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Beginning Nov. 30, all schools in the Scott County school system will hold virtual classes for the remainder of the calendar year.“In-person classes will cease in all Scott County schools, K-12, at least until Jan. 6 of the new year, and we will be going to virtual classes,” said Superintend…

It was a busy weekend for the Georgetown Police Department with two deaths from gunshot wounds, a bank robbery and a drive-by shooting in The Colony subdivision.

Central Kentucky hip-hop artist and activist, Devine Carama has teamed up with Oneness Boutique in Lexington and they have been working to give winter clothes to teenage boys ages 12 two 17 in single parent households for free.  

Although the county is in the high red alert level for COVID-19, Scott County Schools will continue in-person classes through next week, announced Superintendent Kevin Hub. In an email to school employees Hub said the COVID spread in Scott County was not being traced back to the school syste…


Dr. Crystal Miller was selected as Scott County’s 2020 Citizen of the Year in a virtual ceremony broadcast on the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

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LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a scheduled bridge project. The bridge located on Switzer Road/KY 1689 where Locust Fork Creek meets Lecomptes Run Creek will be replaced.

With only a handful of absentee ballots received through Thursday, Scott County election officials will release a new voting total late Friday. 


History has joined two stone masons together. David Kenley and Patrick Parker are working at the site of the Johnson Family Cemetery, a part of what is the Great Crossing Cemetery beside Great Crossing Baptist Church.

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Unofficial early voting totals show some 65 percent of Scott County’s registered voters cast a ballot in the election. Absentee ballots mailed and postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday, Nov. 6 will be added to that total, so these results are official and incomplete.

Hospitals are seeing an increase in patients and while COVID-19 may be responsible, many of the patients have unrelated illnesses.

While the state map shows Scott County’s COVID-19 incidence rate is in the red alert zone at 26.1, WEDCO’s most recent statistics actually show a drop to 23.8 or the orange alert level.

The year-to-date median sale price for a Scott County home increased 10 percent over the same period last year, mirroring a trend throughout Central Kentucky, according to September statistics released by Lexington-Bluegrass Board of Realtors (LBAR).

Scott County is bouncing back-and-forth between the two highest alert levels of red and orange for COVID-19 cases, causing local officials to brace for the worst.

Council member Mark Showalter plans to introduce a resolution preventing Georgetown City Council members from being eligible for health benefits effective Jan. 1, 2021.

SADIEVILLE — The monthly city commission meeting in Sadieville was on Monday, Oct. 26. Among topics discussed, city officials discussed the possibility of postponing or canceling the city’s Halloween Trunk-or-Treat at Veteran’s Park. The postponement or cancelation all hinges on if Scott Cou…

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The Great Crossing High School Y-Club will host a Georgetown City Council Debate tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium.The debate will be moderated by club officers who promise a lively, yet civil discussion on community issues.All CDC COVID-19 guideli…

Scott County’s COVID-19 cases are surging, but the source is not what anyone may expect.

Halloween is right around the corner and many have been preparing all month long with decorations, mazes, haunted houses and costume contests. The Scott County Public Library even held a costume contest for dogs and neighborhoods like Mallard Point have been holding contests for the best dec…

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In order to give all buildings a deep cleaning heading into winter, Scott County Schools will not be open on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving break.