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  • Swim and boat safely this summer

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    During the summer season, many people will spend time enjoying being in or on water. Before taking the boat out, visiting the pool, or trying a new water sport, it is imperative to understand proper safety and risk prevention. It is especially important for parents to review the rules of water safety with their children to prevent drowning.

  • Exchange students seek Springfield hosts

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Springfield for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

    Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.

  • Business: Skilled workforce key to growth

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer, and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • News briefs 7/9

    Ongoing events

    School supplies
    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Child and after school care

  • Organist hangs it up after 68 years

    Marnie McAllister
    The Record

    Louise Nally started playing the organ at her parish, Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, at age 12. That was back in 1946 when she was still known as Louise Hamilton and played under the tutelage of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph.

  • Local church member takes mission to D.R.

    Shelley Spalding, a history and Spanish major at Western Kentucky Univerity, knew she was going to take a trip this summer that could help hone her skills in her second language. The trip she decided to take, however, taught her much more than that.

    Spalding — the daughter of Gary and Luanne Spalding (originally of Springfield) of Lebanon, and a member of River of Life Church in Springfield — wanted her summer trip to have meaning to her, not just personally, but spiritually.

  • Nothing left but the crumbs

    The recently installed playground equipment at Fredericktown Community Park just got even safer with the addition of Kid Timber barriers and several tons of crumb rubber.

    Renovations have been ongoing at the park over the last couple of years, and Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said the work that was most recently completed provides somewhat of a finishing touch to the extensive project.

  • Bridge to honor sister

    Sr. Sodelbia Hughes was born at the end of the 19th century. Later this month, in the 21st century, a bridge will be renamed in her honor.

    Perhaps the timing is fitting for a woman who was 50 years ahead of her time, according to one of her colleagues, Sr. Kay Carlew.

    “She was a teacher. She was a social worker, and she was a politician, in the best sense of the word,” Carlew said.

  • PHOTOS: The freedom to celebrate
  • The jets are back in town

    Jets Over Kentucky is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and though the week-long event got started this past Sunday, the best is still yet to come.

    Pilots will have their model planes on display throughout the week and will be performing practice runs for visitors free of charge through Thursday.

    Then the fun really starts.