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  • Lasting visions of Floy Bugg Fenwick

    Locally born author Frederick Fenwick recently had the fourth installment of his Lasting Visions series published, and this time, he has turned his focus to his mother, Floy Bugg Fenwick.

    A 1969 graduate of Washington County High School, Fenwick knew that his mother would be an interesting subject to write about because, as he put it, she had “quite a repertoire of things she could do.”

  • Bridge updates, Rumpke deal at center of latest county government meeting

    The progress of two bridges that affect Washington County residents was one of the main topics of discussion during this past week’s WC fiscal court meeting.

    Washington County Road Supervisor Dale Mann announced that repairs to the Walker Lane bridge were nearing completion, and the beams should be set by Friday, if not sooner.

    He noted that the bypass around Walker Lane bridge has been “holding up pretty well.”

  • City council holds monthly meeting

    Springfield City Council met last Tuedsay, and among the primary items discussed was the need for several of the city’s bank accounts to be relocated.

    Members of city government were informed recently by bank officials that their accounts at BB&T Bank would require service charge fees to be paid beginning Dec. 1.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith noted in her city council report that the bank had been able to waive the fees for governmental agencies in the past, but will no longer be able to continue that practice.

  • Holiday festival again named top-10 in Kentucky

    For the second year in a row, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, taking place in Springfield and Lebanon from Dec. 6 to 8 has been named a Kentucky Travel Industry Association top-10 winter/holiday festival.

  • Burg residents want old bridge open

    Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    At the annual parish turkey supper at Holy Trinity Catholic Church last weekend, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles thought he might get an earful from constituents about the closing of the Old Fredericktown Road bridge. He was “pleasantly surprised” that only two or three people mentioned it to him and were unbiased about it.

  • Test scores show progress in local school district

    No school was left out as the Washington County School District received high marks for the progress it has made over the last school year.

    The Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky School Report Card, which has a major focus on college and career readiness, gave those associated with Washington County Schools a lot to be proud of when recent test scores were released.

  • Civil War dedication this month in Springfield

    There will be a dedication for a member of the 6th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, which served the Union army during the Civil War, on Oct. 20 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield.

    The ceremony for Sgt. William Frank Hall will begin at 2 p.m. and all descendants are encouraged to attend.

    The event will start with the master of ceremonies, John Kalbfleisch, Com. E.P. Marrs Camp 5, followed by the invocation from Robert Orbach, chaplain, E.P. Marrs Camp 5.

  • Federal shutdown has impact at all levels

    A lot of questions have been asked since the federal government shutdown began on Oct. 1, but the main thing everyone wants to know is how the shutdown affects them personally.

    The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is not a clear-cut one.

    Dr. David Donathan, professor of management at St. Catharine College, said most people won’t be immediately affected by the shutdown unless they’re a federal employee. There will, however, be a greater impact felt by Americans everywhere if the shutdown carries on for an extended time.

  • News briefs 10/9

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