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  • School board says no to tax hike

     

    The Washington County Schools school board voted to not raise the property tax rate for this fiscal year after hearing from several audience members during a public hearing on Wednesday night.

    Many spoke against a tax raise, citing a myriad of reasons. Principals that work in the school district spoke on behalf of a tax raise, but no community members outside of the school system stood up for the cause.

    After an hour-and-a-half of deliberations, board chairperson Patsy Lester called for a motion.

  • Two injured in Monday afternoon collision

     

  • School menu for Aug. 23-29

    Aug. 23-29
    Breakfast (All schools)
    Thursday, Aug. 23 – Eggs, bacon, toast, jelly or cereal, juice, milk
    Friday, Aug. 24 – Breakfast burrito or cereal, juice, milk
    Monday, Aug. 27 – WG poptart or cereal, juice, milk
    Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Sausage, gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk
    Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Pancakes, syrup or cereal, juice, milk

    WCES – Lunch

  • Bystrek wins teaching award

     

    Springfield native Mollie Bystrek got some much-deserved recognition recently, when she was awarded the Catholic Education Foundation’s Ulmer excellence in education award.

  • Former WCHS grad authors another book

     

    Making the transition from rural Kentucky farm life to a 30-year military career is no easy undertaking, but for Fred Fenwick and his four brothers, it seems they were meant to serve in the United States Marine Corps.

  • PHOTO: House fire on Old Perryville Road Loop
  • Borders resigns from council

     

    Long-time Springfield city council member Paul Borders resigned during the Aug. 14 meeting. He is the city’s new safety officer.

  • BG Parkway under construction

     

    A portion of the Bluegrass Parkway is reduced to one lane in Washington County, as construction began recently.

  • Several candidates filed to run in the November general election


    Tuesday was the deadline to file to run for a political office in Kentucky.

    Several filed to run for offices in Washington County.

    Seven people filed to run for six seats available on the Springfield City Council. Incumbents include Brooke Murphy Coulter, John "Willie" Ellery, Carolyn Hardin, Lisa J. Haydon and Debbie Wakefield. Those who filed that don't currently sit on the council are Chris Essex and John R. Hardin.

    Three filed to run for one seat available in school board district No. 4.

  • School menu for Aug. 16-22

    Breakfast (All schools)
    Thursday, Aug. 16 – Breakfast pizza or cereal, juice, milk
    Friday, Aug. 17 – Muffin or cereal, juice, milk
    Monday, Aug. 20 – WG cinni-minis or cereal, juice, milk
    Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Sausage, gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk
    Wednesday, Aug. 22 – French toast sticks, syrup or cereal, juice, milk

    WCES - Lunch