The Washington County Clerk’s office is seeking poll workers from all political parties for the upcoming primary elections. Workers must be registered to vote. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at (859) 336-5425.
St. Dominic Raffle
St. Dominic School is selling raffle tickets for a $10,000 Super Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any school parent or at the school office. Proceeds go to the St. Dominic science lab construction project. The drawing will be held April 30.
The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will be offering swim lessons at the Centre College pool in Danville. There are three sessions to choose from May 28-June7, June 18-28 and July 2-12. For more information, contact the YMCA at (859) 734-9622 or (859) 236-0359.
Thursday, April 26
Project Graduation Fundraiser
A WCHS Project Graduation “Brown Bag” fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office meeting room. Hot dog or chili dog, chips, dessert and drink will be included in the brown bag meal. Hot dog meal is $5; chili dog meal is $6 and extra hot dog or chili dog is $1 each. Delivery to Springfield factories and businesses will be available for multiple orders. For more information, contact Jill Settles or Jaclyn Jones at the Washington County Board of Education at 859-336-5470. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation 2012.
Saturday, April 28
Bloomin’ Bargains at the FFA Greenhouse, located behind the WCHS weight room, opens Saturday, April 28, daily (including Saturday) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May. Closed on Sundays. All proceeds go to FFA.
Autism Walk and Fair
The third-annual Washington County Autism Walk and Fair will take place at River of Life Church on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. There will be bouncy houses and games for children and silent auction items for adults. The money raised will help provide Project Lifesaver Bracelets for those with special needs. Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation or provide a silent auction item for the event should call Katie Essex at (859)481-3282 for more information.
There will be a gospel sing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 112 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Music by The Truth Trio and The Cumbo’s. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Saturday, April 28
Truck and Tractor Pull
Due to rain, the Mackville Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28. Weigh-in starts at 4 p.m., the pull starts at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information contact Eddie Noel at (859) 262-5104.
Single Ladies Oil Change
Willisburg Christian Church will sponsor their single ladies oil change on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Concealed Carry Class
A concealed carry class will be Saturday, April 28 at 9 a.m. until completion. The class is offered by The Dept. of Criminal Justice Training. For more information call 859-332-7728 or 859-583-5716. Jimmy Elliott is the the instructor.
Mid-Kentucky Chorus Spring Concert
Mid-Kentucky Chorus Spring Concert, Swing Time-Music of the 1940’s will be held in Springfield on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catherine College. Mid Kentucky Chorus, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, brings out the fabulous sounds of the 1940’s swing era. Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.
Sunday, April 29
The Patriot Quartet will be performing at Mt. Freedom Baptist Church on Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 859-805-0607
The Lay Council of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will be having a Spring Banquet on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at the Springfield National Guard Armory. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Anthony K.R. Gibson, Presiding Elder of the Indianapolis District and former pastor of Johnson Chapel. Musical guests will include Johnson Chapel Praise Team, Bobby Harris, Renee Livers and Velma Thompson. For tickets or more information, please call (859) 319-5137 or (859) 481-3663. Rev. Michelle Washington is pastor.
April 29-May 3
Bible Reading marathon
The eighth-annual Bible Reading Marathon is Sunday, April 29 through Thursday, May 3. The entire Bible will be read publicly and continuously in 15-minute segments on the porch of the old Washington County Courthouse in Springfield. There are several 15 minute segments still available for mornings, afternoons, evenings and especially throughout the night. Not only are readers needed, but people are also needed to serve as group leaders. If you would like to participate, call Diane McDaniel at (859) 481-2111 to schedule a time. This year all reader’s will receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Snappy Tomato.
April 30-May 21
Absentee voting opens on April 30 and lasts until May 21. Absentee ballots can be cast at the county clerk’s office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on the second Saturday of May from 9 a.m. until noon.
Tuesday, May 1
Beginning May 1, 2012, the electrical inspector’s new office hours will be from 8-8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Wednesday, May 2
Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club is proud to offer a young woman in the 2012 Washington County Senior class a $500 cash scholarship recognizing their involvement in the community. Candidates must submit an application, along with a one-page essay on “How Could You Encourage Others Students to Become Involved in Their Community?” by May 2. Applications are available at Hardin’s Jewelry or in the office of Washington County High School Guidance Counselor. The recipient will be announced at the senior banquet.
Thursday, May 3
PRAY Washington County
After the eighth-annual Bible Reading comes to a close at noon on Thursday, May 3, PRAY Washington County will be held from noon until 12:30 p.m.This will be a time of prayer for the communities in our county and for our local leaders. Lunch will be provided for those who participate. At 6:30 p.m., the Ministerial Association will host the National Day of Prayer at Idle Hour Park.
Friday, May 4
WCHS Parent Representative
WCHS SBDM will be taking nominations for a parent representative for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school council. Parents will be on the council for two years. Any parent that will have a child in the high school for the these two years is eligible to run. Nomination forms can be picked up at the school office. Deadline to file is Friday, May 4. Elections will be held Tuesday, May 15. Any questions please call Anne Mudd at the school office at 336-5475.
The fifth annual Relay for Life Softball Tournament will be held May 4-5 at Fredericktown Park. For more information call Dave at 336-5602 or 481-4726.
Saturday, May 5
Coffee, Donuts and Movie
There will be coffee, donuts and a movie for Seniors at the Washington County Public Library on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. On May 5, the movie “39 Steps” will be shown and on May 19, the movie “Hello, Dolly” will be shown. For more information, call 336-7655.
Sunday May 6
A chicken dinner will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield. Menu includes fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy and dessert. Dine in or drive through. Proceeds go towards Knights of Columbus charities. For more info, call Louis at 859-481-2676.
Saturday, May 19
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Mackville Community Center will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, May 19. All ages are welcome. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., games begin at 10 a.m. Concessions will be available. For more information call Aaron at 262-5535.
The Springfield BPW Wine-tasting is being held Saturday, May 19, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Louisville Store Building and Cross Main Street. Contact Ginny White Schenke at (859) 481-4572 for information.
Saturday, June 9
Boone’s Horse Ride Benefit
Boone’s Horse Ride and Auction will be held Saturday, June 9 to cover medical expenses for Bobby Mattingly. The ride leaves at 11 a.m. at Fred Boone’s, 5690 New Hope Road, New Haven with a live auction at 5:30 p.m. For ride information call Fred Boone (502) 331-8397.