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  • Court discusses future industries

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Washington County is continuing to work its way toward getting more business in the community.

    According to Daniel Carney, director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, a glass manufacturer visited Springfield last month looking for a place to open a bottle plant for the spirit industry.

  • Honoring our vets

    Washington County High School has been honoring veterans for 26 years with their annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • Bridge work gets closer to completion

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    The sharp, electric squeal of power tools filled the air as workers entered the last stages of construction at the Mt. Zion Bridge Thursday.

    For Arnold Graton, the contractor of the reconstruction, the bridge has come along a long way since the restoration began in 2016.

    “We feel pretty good about it,” he said as hammers cracked in the background. “I’m happy with the way it’s gone.”

  • Educators join pension reform discussion

    Emotions were high as representatives from the Washington County School District helped form a spear point against Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.

    Thirteen representatives from schools across the county traveled to Jessamine County Oct. 30 for a town hall meeting with representatives Kim King and Russ Meyer, along with Senator Tom Buford.

    Legislators were there to listen and respond to teachers’ concerns on the matter.

  • Kelly serves community long after military career ends

     

    After serving in the United States Army in three wars across nearly three decades, one Washington County veteran is still finding ways to give back to his local community.

  • Truth and Consequences

    Approximately 185 students from Washington County High School got a dose of what can happen if they make poor decisions.

    For five years now, the Washington County Extension Service has helped organize Truth and Consequences, which puts students through a variety of scenarios and their possible outcomes.

    Washington County Extension Agent Cabrina Buckman said the program was started by a family and consumer sciences agent in Clinton County.

  • Juvenile charged in 2016 crash

    Editor's note: there was some confusion in the first sentence of this story, and it has been rewritten for clarity. 

    A young Springfield man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide charges in a deadly 2016 crash in Nelson County, and has been granted pretrial diversion.

  • Fiscal court moves forward to look at fiber optic options

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to take the next step into looking at a franchise agreement, which could bring fiber optic cables into the county.

    Brooks R. Herrick, an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, in Louisville, and Ryan Bell, a senior manager at Bluegrass Cellular, presented the agreement during the court’s regularly scheduled meeting Friday morning.

  • WCHS places fifth in state

     

    Music filled the air as the Washington County Commander Band marched to the beat and placed fifth out of 16 bands in the in the Class AA division of the Kentucky Music Educators Association state semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    The Commanders performed “The Yellow Wallpaper” in Elizabethtown and topped other schools in the contest, but narrowly missed out on the opportunity to play at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in the state finals Saturday night.

  • Jury sumonses mailed out

    A select group of people in Washington County will be receiving important information in their mailboxes.

    Washington County Circuit Clerk JoAnn Mudd-Miller has sent off jury duty notifications to 1,000 people in Washington County, and the forms must be returned as soon as possible.

    “Jury duty is where you sit on different kinds of cases,” Mudd-Miller said. “Civil criminal, mental health; you’re a part of a jury of their peers.”