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  • News briefs 8/13

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group
    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown
    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

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  • Upcoming blood drive

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

    Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

  • Guthrie backs legal action against Obama

    Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, took recent action to express is discontent with the operations of President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the U.S. Representative for the 2nd congressional district, which includes the vast majority of Washington County, stated in a press release that the course of action taken by Obama exceeds his intended power.

  • Dominican Mile unveiled at SCC

    The Dominican Mile is officially open to the public at St. Catharine College after a ribbon-cutting was held last Friday in Lourdes Hall.

    The new walking track targets fitness while also giving recognition to the holy land that St. Catharine Motherhouse and St. Catharine College have been built on.

  • Hit the big stage

    Anne Tayler Redmon was singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Spencer County Fair last month, and she’s been singing it ever since after moving on to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinal at the Kentucky State Fair this weekend.

    Redmon, a sophomore at Washington County High School, placed second in the Spencer County preliminary and is now among the more than 200 competitors looking to claim the grand prize.

  • City taking action on abandoned property

    An exact timeframe of when the property at 108 Fairground Road became a nuisance to nearby residents is unclear, but what is clear is that they, along with the city of Springfield, are ready to see the mess gone.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).

  • Victims’ families to fight Coleman's parole

    Ashley Izbicki
    WBIR-Knoxville

    After fighting for justice at countless court hearings, the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are preparing for yet another battle after they found out this week that Vanessa Coleman is set to appear before a parole board in October.

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