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  • Jets Over Kentucky draws from around the globe

     

    They may be small, but they sure do attract a crowd.
    Last week, more than 150 pilots brought more than 350 model jets to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the 2011 Jets Over Kentucky. An estimated 2,500 spectators visited the airport during the past weekend to take in the show, according to event organizer Lewis "The General" Patton.

  • Mackville Road could re-open soon

    County road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt said during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday that he estimated that Mackville Road could open by as early as Wednesday. The hill was leveled off and rock was scheduled to be placed on Monday.

  • County takes action on culvert

    The county opted to approve a bid to do repair work on a box culvert on Kelly Brothers Lane off of Bloomfield Road.
    Hornback Construction Company from Hodgenville submitted the only bid, which the court opened on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.
    Hornback submitted a lump-sum bid for $19,300 to complete the project from start to finish.

  • St. Catharine field day set for Thursday

    While playing catch-up from all the wet weather earlier this year, Rick Greenwell hopes Washington County farmers can attend this year’s Saint Catharine College field day.
    Greenwell, the Washington County Extension Agent for agriculture/natural resources, said the field day is usually a bi-annual event, held at the SCC farm.

  • Manton store open for business again


    Manton General Store operated just fine for 61 years without running water.
    Just fine, that is, until the contents of the store were auctioned off in January.

    The Newton family ran the store during that period, but the boys (John and Bob) decided it was time to auction off all the old goods and knick knacks.
    Running a business takes a lot of time, and they were looking for other ways to spend it.
    “It was too many hours,” John said. “I miss the people, talking to them. We spent 65 hours a week in here.”

  • Library offers e-book checkout

     

    Library patrons have a way to avoid late fees, if they’re hip to the technology.
    For about a year now, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) has offered an e-book lending program.
    Patrons can check out a Sony Reader, an e-book reader, at the library, according to library director Joy Wandrey.

  • Preservation Pedal kicks off in Springfield

     

  • Jets Over Kentucky to land at local airport this weekend

     

    The 2011 Jets Over Kentucky model jet show will have international flair.
    Pilots are expected from Britain, China, Spain, South Korea and throughout the United States, according to event organizer, Lewis “The General” Patton.
    “It should be our biggest ever,” Patton said.

  • Mackville Road repair work to start Friday

     

    The Kentucky Department of Highways will begin a project on Mackville Road, KY 152, starting on Friday.
    As of 6 p.m. Friday, a two-tenths of a mile stretch of the road, beginning at mile point 9.5 east of the US 150 intersection will be closed.

  • Man dies in cycling event

     

    A Louisville man died Saturday while participating in a local biking event.
    William Hash, 60, of Louisville, was riding in the Mayes Creek area of Washington County when he collapsed.