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  • Woodford Forward Names New Executive Director: Ace Heinle

    VERSAILLES, Ky. (March 11, 2019) — Woodford Forward has named Ace Heinle as the organization’s new Executive Director. A Versailles native with over 200 years of family history in Woodford County, Heinle has experience with organizational management and sales, farm management, and government advocacy. He returns to his family farm in Woodford County after working as a software executive in Washington, DC and Paris, France. Heinle’s knowledge of economics and sensible urban growth and his[...]

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    2018 General Election Candidate Questionnaires Click bolded candidate’s name to view Individual Questionnaire Response:   City of Versailles 2018 Mayoral Candidates  Click for All Responses by Question Brian Traugott Lisa Johnson 2018 City Council Candidates Click for All Responses by Question Mary Bradley Kyle Branham Larry Britton Mike Coleman Laura Dake Tristan Ferrell Billy Foster Patrick Hall Gary Jones Kenneth Kerkhoff Tim Middleton Owen Roberts Fred [...]

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    Please consider the Woodford Forward Foundation for year-end giving It’s been a great year so far at Woodford Forward! Some of this year’s highlights include: providing seed money for WC High School's SPARK program to attend One World Eats Conference to help initiate the SPARK Community Café, commissioning UK research on a Woodford County agriculture economic impact study, annually hosting a free expert panel "Physical Education" series in Versailles, creating new partnerships to build [...]

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    The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster to Woodford County's Economy

    The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster to Woodford County's Economy

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    URBAN SPRAWL To URBAN STAY

    Urban Sprawl to Urban Stay: Walkable Housing Is Making a Comeback https://shar.es/1Dh7Va  via @visually #Visually #infographic  

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    Invisible Cities of Woodford County: A Spark Project

    The namesake of our project is Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, which serves as a loose inspiration. In the spirit of that work, our goal is to show all of the communities in this county, which are so close to us, yet unseen by so many. W want to help rebuild Woodford County's connection to the deep history which shapes us today, and show the potential that our county has for the future.

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    Woodford Forward partners with Bullhorn Creative to present development panel discussion

    Woodford Forward, an development advocacy group that promotes urban redevelopment and agricultural farmland use, is partnering with Lexington-based Bullhorn Creative for the second in a series of panel discussions. Read the full article...

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    2010 Entran Northwest Versailles Mobility Study-Final Report

    The Northwest Versailles Mobility Study was conducted for the City of Versailles through funding by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The study was undertaken in response to concerns about peak hour traffic congestion in Versailles, particularly downtown, and its impacts on businesses, residents, the environment, and the overall quality of life for people who live and work in Versailles and Woodford County. Quality of life is highly valued in this community, where natural beauty, historic [...]

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