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  • 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.

  • Move-in schedule set at WCHS

    The move-in schedule into the new Washington County High School has officially been set and students and staff will take over the new facility later this month.

    After several delays and months of prep work trying to get the building ready to hold classes this school year, Superintendent Robin Cochran announced late last week that school will indeed be in session at the new facility in January.

    The final day for students this semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, with students being released at noon.

  • New pipeline in the works

    On the heels of a victory for local community members fighting to keep the Bluegrass Pipeline from passing through central Kentucky, another project has been proposed that residents fear could bring the same, or even greater, risks.

    A public forum was held last Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s (ECTC) Springfield campus, and several people expressed concerns over the most recent proposal.

  • Encore: Holiday performances to entertain

    With the holiday season in full gear and Christmas just 15 days away, Springfield has no shortage of activities going on – including festive performances being hosted by the Central Kentucky Community Theatre.

    According to William Davis, managing artistic director of the theatre, “A Princess Tea” will be held on Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Old Louisville Store building.

  • Bypass to get water line extension

    A new project involving the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission was approved at Monday night’s city council meeting, and it will be a benefit to a pair of schools in the area.

    The water company’s rural development water line extension project will consist of a new water line being installed along the bypass. The line will extend from the intersection at Lincoln Park Road to the intersection at St. Catharine College.

  • News briefs 12/10

    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. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • News briefs 12/3

    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. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • PHOTOS: Welcome to ‘Reality’
  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    The newsletter will be short this month. This and That have been busy celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and baby christenings and showers along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Christmas is coming soon and preparations are underway – sewing ornaments and gifts, baking and decorating.

    One project did get completed this month. A hat to match the jacket made of double-sided wool (described last month) was constructed - This and That are very pleased with the results.

  • FCCLA encourages ‘Dining In’ day

    Today marks the first annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day nationwide, and families are encouraged to take part by taking the opportunity to dine in and spend a little extra time with each other.

    The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) established the day, and Washington County High School’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) group is helping to promote it locally.