• News briefs 7/31

    Vaccine for Food Service Workers
    Food service workers, installers and pumpers in the Lincoln Trail District have the opportunity to receive a vaccination at the local health department for Hepatitis A and B for a fee.

    August 1-5
    WCES Open House
    Washington County Elementary School will have open house the following dates:
    Kindergarten – Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    First-fifth grades – Monday, Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
    Class list will be released at the open house.

  • News briefs


    Who Are You?

    “Who Are You?” will be presented at the Washington County Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. for the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Program. There will be palm reading and find out what the stars have ahead for you. Ages 8-17. Registration required. Call 336-7655 for more information.


    Summer Reading Finale

  • News Briefs - July 17, 2013

    Thursday, July 25

    Summer Reading Finale

    The summer reading finale will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Splish and splash in the pool to rinse all the dirt of the library’s summer reading program off! Tickets required to gain access. Call 336-7655 for more information.

    Tree Planting

  • News Briefs - July 3, 2013

    Farmers Market
    Farmers Market at the Depot at the corner of Cross Main and Depot Streets in Springfield is open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Find the freshest and healthiest locally-grown meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables and fruits, breads, alpaca socks, laundry detergent, natural soaps and lotions, and more at Washington County’s best Farmers Market. Breakfast sandwiches, muffins and hot coffee  are available. Local produce will also be available for sale on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 3

  • News Briefs: Week of Feb. 27, 2013

     Thursday, Feb. 28

    4-H Chili Supper 

    A 4-H Chili Supper will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office. Proceeds will be used for scholarships to send youth to 4-H Camp. You will also be able to purchase bowls crafted by Washington County High School students. Please contact the extension office at 859-336-7741 for complete details.


    Friday, March 1

    Kindergarten registration

  • Public records

     Permit and or written tests are given on Friday mornings 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Skill tests (road) are given on Friday afternoons by appointment.

    When applying for an instruction permit or license for the first time, you must present your Social Security card and birth certificate.

    Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Also applicants under the age of 18 must bring with them a school verification form from the school they are attending.

  • Crews on standby for winter weather conditions

     Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said county workers are prepared if road conditions deteriorate this winter. Mann said salt trucks are ready and county officials will have vehicles equipped with automatic tire chains. One truck has already been equipped, while another is expected to be available some time in February.

    The county has at least 190 tons of salt on hand; another 75 tons was expected for delivery last week.  

  • Full-time EMT approved

     After a successful six-month job review, EMT Justin Reynolds was hired as a full-time employee with Washington County EMS. 

    “I highly recommend him,” Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale said.

    Reynolds was hired in June. He will receive a 50-cent-per-hour pay increase.

  • FEMA reimburses county for Trent Lane project

    County officials received a $135,980.24 reimbursement check from FEMA for repairs on three sections of Trent Lane. Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he believes the check is 90 percent of the total amount the county will receive. The remaining will be available following final inspection by FEMA, which Settles said could take up to two years.

    “This was money we paid out of our road department fund, so it’s great to get that reimbursed,” Settles said. 

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    Friday, Jan. 4
    “Harvey” Auditions