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  • 3 county post offices could cut hours


    Three post office locations in Washington County may be affected by shortened operating hours in the future.

    A list released by the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week indicated three local post offices that could see shortened hours.
    The Mackville, St. Catharine and Willisburg post offices are all on the list of locations.

    The Mackville post office was under review for closure last year. Around 75 residents and government officials came to a hearing in October that focused on the location.

  • Deputy uses taser after man resists arrest


    A Hilltop resident was subdued by a taser on May 8 outside of his apartment after resisting arrest.

    According to a police report from Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputy Sue Mudd, Joshua Jarmon, 32, residing at 163 Hilltop Court, resisted arrest after Mudd served a warrant for violating an emergency protective order.

    “Jarmon refused to be arrested and attempted to walk away from me, stating, ‘(Expletive), I’m not going to jail,’” Mudd wrote in the incident report.

  • Bully awareness week in Washington County

    Bully awareness week was celebrated last week in Washington County Schools for the second consecutive year.

    “The schools have always had several activities that focused on bullying, but (Superintendent Robin) Cochran felt having an awareness week would help put an emphasis on the expectations we have within the district,” Jason Simpson, the director of special education and preschool coordinator for Washington County Schools, said. “We feel this is important, because we want all students to feel safe at school.”

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  • SCC ‘‘breast cancer” games set for Feb. 11

    The St. Catharine Patriot basketball teams will hold their annual “Play 4Kay,” formerly known as Pink Zone, basketball games Saturday, Feb. 11 as they host the University of Pikeville at Lourdes Hall.

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  • SCC looks to revolutionize higher education

    Students are not the only people learning something new on the campus of St. Catharine College.

  • Guthrie listens to local concerns at SCC

    Constituents of the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky filled Pettus Auditorium at St. Catharine College (SCC) on Thursday to get a word with Representative Brett Guthrie.

    The congressman’s listening session came on the heels of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which Guthrie referred to often.
    Guthrie discussed a flatter tax rate, Medicare, bringing jobs back to the United States, college tuition, federal funding for schools and care for the mentally ill, among other topics.

  • Farmer with local ties to talk about produce production

    Twenty five acres of vegetables creates a lot of rows to hoe.

    It’s just another day on the farm for Mary McCain Courtney, daughter of Susan and Mike McCain.
    Courtney and her husband have a traditional farm in Shelby County, according to New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future founder Sister Claire McGowan.
    “They do beef, and they do corn, and beans and they do tobacco,” she said. “And they also do 25 acres of vegetables. Now that is a lot of vegetables.”