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  • Amish family making maple syrup in Willisburg

     

    Growing up, Reuben Miller watched his grandfather make maple syrup, and he knew it was something he wanted to do some day.
    Miller and his family are members of the amish community, and they moved to Willisburg in 2010 from Zanesville, Ohio. The family farms the land around its home in northern Washington County, and Reuben builds portable storage buildings that he sells. But this year, with the weather just right, he decided to take on a project he had wanted to do since he was a young boy — making homemade maple syrup.

  • Board votes to use two spring break days for snow make-up

    After missing 14 days so far this school year due to inclement weather, the Washington County School Board members voted Monday night to have classes in session the first two days of what had been scheduled as spring break.
    Following the decision, classes will now be in session on Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5. Students will still receive three days of spring break, and there will be no classes on April 6-8.

  • School district gets $100K grant

    A $100,000 grant coming to Washington County is intended to help students be more prepared for college.
    Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been calling on public school superintendents and boards of education to sign a pledge to improve college and career readiness in their schools. The grant coming to Washington County should be a big step in that direction, and the local school district is one of just six in the state to receive the grant.

  • Construction worker falls four stories on St. Catharine College campus

     

  • City reaches out to school district

    In an effort to encourage locating the new high school within city limits or, if not, annexation into the city, the Springfield city council plans to draft a formal letter to the Washington County school board.
    “I was just wondering if we as a council could write a letter to the superintendent and the school board that the mayor and the council encourage them to locate within the city limits or else agree to annexation,” city council member Lisa Haydon said.

  • Rotary club's annual pancake breakfast is Saturday

     

  • County to develop plan to reduce animal neglect

    In response to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley’s concern about large animal neglect, action was taken by the Washington County Fiscal Court to come up with a plan to handle such situations.
    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Woolridge came to speak to the fiscal court on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.

  • City sees drop in revenue in 2010

    Like many other businesses around the country, the city of Springfield is seeing its revenue drop.
    The question now is how it will cut costs or increase revenue to offset that drop.
    Danny Hardin, a certified public accountant, presented the city council with an audit of the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010.

  • Community theater continues to be a hit

     

  • Court will continue its support of fire fee

    All signs point to the end of the fire protection conflict in the county as the Washington County Fiscal Court showed its support to continue the $45 fire fee Monday. The Washington County Fire Protection Association had requested that formal support as the group seeks funding to construct a new fire station.