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  • PHOTOS: Open (mother)house

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace at the St. Catharine Motherhouse welcomed guests to their facility on Sunday afternoon in an event that was the first of its kind.

    As part of the Year of Consecrated Life — Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016 — the Dominican Sisters held an open house to allow the community to learn more about how the sisters live and what makes up their daily life.

    Sr. Diane Traffas said the initiative was started by Pope Francis as a way to celebrate the way priests and sisters live throughout the world.

  • News briefs 2/18

    ONGOING
       
    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.
       
    Volunteers Needed

  • Springfield Post Office says no mail delivery today

     

    According to officials at the Springfield Post Office, there will be no mail delivered today, Tuesday, Feb. 17. The post office will be open for walk-in customers, but you are advised to call ahead because officials have not decided what time the post office will close. A decision on mail delivery for tomorrow will be made at a later time.

  • State police offer winter driving tips

     

  • Heavy snowfall hits Washington County, more expected through the day

     

    Heavy snow began to fall early this morning, and more is expected throughout the day and into Monday evening. Everyone is advised to be safe, and limit your travel to trips that are deemed necessary.

    See more about the winter storm, as well as more photos here and on our Facebook page throughout the day.

  • News briefs 2/11

    Ongoing

    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

  • County gov’t met Monday

    The Washington County Fiscal Court had its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 9.

    One big question was left unanswered at the meeting, and that was whether to place the Conservation District under a millage tax, though the Court was left with an opportunity for some big savings.

  • William Huston set to retire

    SCC Communications

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Feb. 3 that he plans to retire from the presidency when his contract expires at the end of June 2015.

  • WCHS celebrates National FCCLA Week

    As Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) celebrates its national week this week, the club reflected recently on what has made it such a success at the local level.

    With nearly 200 members, Washington County FCCLA has established itself as the largest chapter in Kentucky for the last eight years and has been in the conversation for largest in the nation on at least two occasions.

  • Majestic memories

    For years, the Majestic Theatre on Main Street was the central source of entertainment in Springfield.

    For the cool price of a buck, a family of three could take in the Sunday night movie and have change enough left for a treat. Those days are distant memories for anyone fortunate enough to recall them, but for at least one local resident, they remain the sweetest of memories.