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Local News

  • Sulphur Creek E. coli study complete

    After a study that took more than two years to complete, the Sulphur Creek Watershed that connects northern Washington County to Anderson and Mercer counties has been found to have higher than acceptable E. coli levels.

    As was reported in The Sun in 2012, the Kentucky Department of Water suspected the high levels, which led to the study, but Katie McKone of the energy and environment cabinet said the overall condition of the watershed is actually slightly better than the E. coli levels would suggest.

  • Taylor Co. hires Hilton

    Bobby Brockman
    Landmark News Service

    Washington County native Dudley Hilton was named the 10th head football coach at Taylor County High School on Monday.

  • Vandalism suspect submits letter

    A letter to the editor was submitted to The Springfield Sun last week from an individual identifying himself as one of the suspects named in connection with the recent vandalism of the new Washington County High School facility.

  • News briefs 9/3

    Sept. 2-6

    Trash collection
    Due to the Monday holiday, all Rumpke services for this week will be delayed by one day. Rumpke will operate Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Saturday Sept. 6.

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    Fair Board meeting
    There will be a Washington County Fair Board meeting on Sept. 4, at 5 p.m.  at the WC Extension Office.
    Anyone interested in helping out with this year’s fair or would like to join the fair board are invited to attend.

  • Governor names Brookfield to women’s commission

    Governor Steve Beshear made a plethora of appointments to various Kentucky boards and commissions earlier this week.

    Among those who were named was Bettye B. Brookfield, an art professor at St. Catharine College. She was appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Women.

    According to the commission’s website — www.women.ky.gov — it is “dedicated to elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth, empowering them to overcome barriers to equity and expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.”

  • Sew This & That: Different strokes of sewing

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We have so much to share, so let’s get right down to the knitty gritty stuff!

    Do you know that there are standard seam allowances for different  types of sewing?  Clothing construction uses five-eighths inch of a seam, home dec uses one-half inch of a seam and quilting uses one-quarter inch of a seam.  These can be assumed, unless the pattern or instructions state differently.

    Accurate stitching is important for straight, flat seams in both garments and drapery.

  • Guthrie hosts town hall at SCC

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, continued his annual tour through his district last Wednesday with a visit to St. Catharine College in Springfield, and he said he’s aware that the public is not particularly pleased with the actions — or lack thereof — by the federal government.

  • School tax rate approved

    A new tax rate for 2014-15 was approved at last week’s Washington County School Board meeting, passing by a 3-1 vote.

    Board members reviewed two options, deciding to go with the option that will result in roughly $120,000 in additional revenue.

    Option A, as it was labeled in last week’s agenda, consisted of a four-percent rate at 58.9 cents for real property and the same number for personal property. Option B was the compensating rate at 56.6 cents for real property and 57.6 on personal property.

  • Wreck in the ‘Burg

    A Bardstown man was flown to University of Louisville Hospital last Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US-150 and Croake Station Road in Fredericktown around 3:20 p.m.

    David M. Lucas, 30, received first-aid from Washington County Emergency Medical Services before being flown to UofL with undisclosed injuries.

  • Education runs deep for WCHS principal

    For new Washington County High School Principal Thad Elmore, his career in education is all about the students.

    It was a mentality that was instilled in him at an early age, and he said he’s held his belief that the students come first throughout his career.