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Today's News

  • African-American Heritage Festival is Aug. 5

     

    When the eighth annual African American Heritage Festival gets under way in Springfield on Friday, Aug. 5, it will feature a special theme.
    This year’s festival will address the needs of hungry children in Washington County. Nell Haydon, director of Springfield’s Main Street Renaissance program, said the idea was brought up by members of the festival committee.

  • Springfield native to work for air ambulance service at local airport

     

    Local residents may have the comfort of knowing that one of their own is caring for them in the event of an emergency.
    Andrea Hale, a Washington County native, is currently going through orientation to work for Air Methods at the Springfield-Lebanon Airport.
    Air Methods is the company with a critical care flight team based at the airport.

  • County ends fiscal year with budget surplus

    Washington County will have a carryover of $287,569.73 from the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.
    During the regular scheduled meeting this week, the Washington County fiscal court voted to amend the budget to allow for the carryover into the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.
    The county brought in nearly $10,000 more than anticipated in real property taxes, and roughly $42,000 more than anticipated in occupational tax fees.
    The county began the 2011-12 fiscal year with a budget of over $5.6 million.

    Road slide repair

  • Summer programs facing heat safety challenges

     

    With severe heat in the area last week, several teams and organizations were fighting Mother Nature in order to get in practice time.
    High school athletics resumed on July 11, only to be hit by a heat wave.
    With heat indices in the 100s, teams had to take caution.

  • It’s still early, but...


    I know it’s still early, I know it. I just can’t help myself.

    I caught a glimpse of the football team during a seven-on-seven scrimmage at Boyle County last week.
    I wasn’t sure what to expect. They were playing back-to-back state champion Boyle County. They are 30-0 in the last two seasons (43-1 in the last three).
    Not a team to scoff at during any season, but especially under Larry French.
    When I pulled up, a WC player hauled in a touchdown pass.
    A few minutes later, somebody broke up a pass on defense.

  • Sports briefs


    July 30
    Baseball tournament

    The Washington County boys’ basketball team will host the second annual Commander Classic, a coach-pitch baseball tournament for players ages 8 and under.
    The tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Idle Hour Park, and concessions will be available.
    Approximately 10 teams are expected to participate, including a squad of local youngsters. For more information call (859) 481-3308.

    August 1

  • School district's droput rate falls

     

    The Washington County School District has stressed the value of a high-school education in recent years, and the creation of a program called The Commander Academy is reinforcing that importance. The proof of that value can be found in a much-improved dropout rate.

  • SCC bowling program looking to strike again at national level

     

  • SCC to host 21st annual golf classic


    The 21st annual St. Catharine College Celebrity Golf Classic will take place the weekend of Aug. 5-6.

    The event is not only a great chance to hit the golf course and have fun, but it is also a way to provide quality higher education to SCC students.
    The festivities start the evening of Aug. 5, with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Spalding Student and Community Center on the SCC Campus.
    The live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a vast array of items up for bid.

  • Miss Ruby is a LHSP fixture


    Chances are likely that any golfer that has played a round at Lincoln Homestead State Park has met Miss Ruby.

    Ruby Noel has been working at the park since 1972.
    Ever since, she’s been tending to the golfers that come and go.
    “She’s a fixture here at the golf course. Everybody loves her and they come in to see her,” Bobby Bartholomai, golf pro at the course, said. “They’ll bring her breakfast, they just take care of her.”