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  • Digital TV: Are you ready?

    Snow in June? Incredibly enough, that’s what several viewers could find on their televisions if they have not completed the switch to digital by the June 12 federal cutoff. Digital TV is almost here, and like it or not, there are some things you must do before you can continue to receive free signals through the air.

  • George resigns seat as 11th Circuit judge

    He’s been sitting on the bench for a while, but now, Doughlas “Dodie” George will be taking a break. Sort of.

    George  an-nounced recently that he has resigned from his position as 11th Circuit Judge and entered the senior status program for Kentucky judges. George took the step prior to the state’s Jan. 31 deadline, and will now fill in where needed in appointments as a special judge.

    So what was his first assignment?

  • County still looking into bulky item cleanup

    Washington County is still debating the bulky item cleanup program in the county. The effort to clean up after the ice storm may cause a delay in the program, but fiscal court members received nothing but positive feedback from residents in favor of the program. Since state storm cleanup will take 60 days, the county is considering putting off the bulky item cleanup until the storm cleanup is complete, possibly some time in April.

  • State changes plans on helping counties with storm cleanup

    Hang in there, Washington County because help cleaning up after the ice storm is on the way. That was the word from the Washington County Fiscal Court at its meeting on Monday morning.

  • Local shelter reaches out during storm

    “We’ll just have to wait and tough it out.”

    Offus Lewis of Mackville had that outlook on things Thursday afternoon as he and his family settled into the emergency shelter at the Opera House in Springfield. Lewis, with his wife Sheila and their two children, had been without power since Tuesday, as had much of the county. He said they tried to wait things out, but finally, decided to seek shelter.

  • Few crimes reported during storm

    On Monday morning, a tire tool was still lying in the middle of the floor at the Southern States store on Bardstown Road in Springfield. The tool served as a reminder of the burglary that took place there over the weekend, according to store manager Tony Hamilton.

    “They busted the front door out with a tire tool,” he said of the weekend’s burglary, which saw the store lose about $4,000 worth of inventory, most of which was in the form of propane heaters.

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  • Saturday school possible as calendar is reviewed

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s every student’s wish to get a day off from school because of snow. But behind every school cancellation, there’s a lot of hard work, and eventually the time off needs to be made up somewhere.

  • Kentucky Utilities customers now have power

    Kentucky Utilities officials reported as of Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. that all of their customers in Washington County now have power. Below are more updates on the status of local power companies and other agencies serving Washington County.

       Salt River R.E.C.C. reports just under 300 outages as of Friday, Feb.6 at 3 p.m. in Washington County.  They continue to have crews working in Washington County.

  • Ice storm cripples county

    It was a storm that caused more power outages than Kentucky has ever seen, and nearly 700,000 homes were without electricity as a result of last Tuesday’s ice and snow storm that slammed the commonwealth.

    Locally, about 70 percent of the homes in Washington County were without power for at least a short time according to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, who said he is also without power at his home.