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  • News briefs 12/17

    Ongoing

    Bell Ringers Needed
    Washington County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas kettle fundraising campaign. If you would like to volunteer, please call Tiffany Wheatley at Washington County Community Action at (859) 336-7766 or call Jim Logsdon at (859) 336-1266. The shifts will be two hours in length. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • PHOTOS: Singing in the season
  • A long tenure’s end

    Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms is counting down his final days in county government, and he was recognized by the community for his service on Friday.

    In a reception held at the 1816 Courthouse building Friday afternoon, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles reflected on Simms’ career and said he never stopped learning while working with him.

  • PHOTOS: Christmas in Mackville
  • SPD raises funds for local kids’ Christmas

    Last week, the Springfield Police Department decided to set up a pair of roadblocks in town for one hour to see how much money they could raise to support a family in need this Christmas. They soon found out that the outpouring of support meant they’d be able to help a few more people than they’d even expected this holiday season.

    Earlier this month, the department posted on its Facebook page that they were looking to help a family in need to buy Christmas presents.

  • Gas prices could hurt counties

    With gas prices falling to new lows, people’s wallets might be feeling a little heavier, except for the commonwealth’s. That’s because the state’s gas tax rate is also expected to fall.

    In a Washington County Fiscal Court meeting held on Dec. 7, Judge-Executive John Settles made it known that the state tax rate on gas prices can only rise in increments, but has no floor when fuel prices drop. This could be a major concern for roadways in the years to come because 48.5 percent of the state gas tax goes to county roads.

  • Coleman denied parole

    Jamie Satterfield
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    NASHVILLE — In her first public comments since she was arrested in one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes, Vanessa Coleman on Wednesday said her only crime was in choosing the wrong people with whom to associate.

  • PHOTOS: Open at long last

    The new Washington County High School had its big reveal Monday night, with a countless number of community members stopping by to check out the open house.

    Following the school board meeting, the doors were opened to tours of the facility and a ribbon-cutting cereomy marked the occasion.
    WCHS students spearheaded the event by leading tours and preparing a welcome video.

    Principal Thad Elmore expressed excitement on his behalf as well as his students for the opening of the facility, and Superintendent Robin Cochran welcomed those in attendance.

  • PHOTOS: Santa came to town
  • State grants city $800,000 for museum

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his entire staff to Springfield on Thursday for the announcement of an $800,000 grant for the construction of a transportation museum that will be located on Police Drive.

    City officials are now hashing out the details of the museum, but it will maintain a theme that focuses on transportation in the area and throughout the state. They city of Springfield’s contribution will be the roughly $200,000 piece of land where construction will soon begin for the million-dollar project.