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  • Gaona publishes bilingual book

    Lauren Gaona is a busy mom, and teaching lessons to her 4-year-old daughter, Aracelli, is not always an easy task.

    Recently Gaona used one of her favorite hobbies to help get an important message through to Aracelli.

  • Safe Schools Week runs for 17 years in county

    Students and staff at Washington County Schools raised awareness on tensions in the hallway for Safe Schools Week.

    Jesse Mattingly, the Family Resource and Youth Centers coordinator at Washington County Elementary School, said the program has run consistently for the last 17 years.

    “Safe Schools Week was created to raise awareness and to improve safety in our schools by educating students, staff, and our community regarding bullying prevention, conflict resolution and relationship building,” Mattingly said.

  • Enough is enough

    I was walking through my local department store a couple of weeks ago when I came across something I wasn’t expecting.

    Christmas stuff.

    In early of October.

    Yes, before Halloween.

    Everyone who’s watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will recall the time Charlie Brown was trying to sell Christmas wreaths before Thanksgiving.

    As I recall, at least one character slammed their door in ol’ Chuck’s face, telling him it wasn’t even Thanksgiving.

  • Lincoln Dinner hosted in Springfield

    A number of politicians came to Springfield for the Washington County Republican Women’s Club second annual Lincoln Dinner in Springfield Thursday night.

    According to the club’s president, Jeana Crouch, the dinner was inspired by a similar one in a neighboring county.

    “Our dinner got its start last year because a couple of us went to a Nelson County Lincoln dinner and we were impressed,” Crouch said. “We thought this was something we would like to do here, because Washington County had never had a Lincoln dinner before.”

  • Council discusses sidewalk repiars

    Springfield City Council weighed the concrete facts about Springfield’s sidewalks Oct. 10.

    At the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, a representative from Concrete Technology Inc. went over the city’s options when it comes to refinishing sidewalks on Main Street. Troy Wilkerson of CTI met with several council members before the meeting to assess the sidewalks and find out what options there are regarding renovations.

  • Fiber optic internet could come to county

    The county is considering bringing information to the community at the speed of light.

    County officials, along with a committee dedicated to looking at the issue, are looking into what it would take to bring fiber optic cables into the community, and what it would mean for businesses and consumers.

    The cables, which allow information to be transmitted at the speed of light, would vastly increase internet speeds locally and provide both businesses and the average consumer a boost in speed and reliability.

  • National Business Women's Week

    This week is National Business Women’s Week, and members of the local Business and Professional Women organization are reflecting on the progress made over the years.

  • Dads are on the lookout

    Dogs are roaming the hallways in county elementary schools.

    Literally.

    For the last three years, students at North Washington School have enjoyed bringing their dads, granddads, uncles, and even neighbors into their classrooms.

    The Watch D.O.G.S. program is bringing Dads of Great Students to assist in school activities and act as positive role models to students.

    According to Wendy Chesser, Family Resource & Youth Services Coordinator, Watch D.O.G.S. is a national program that made its way to NWS in 2014.

  • National Scenic Highway dedicated

    A new tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in this region was celebrated last Thursday at the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway sign at Fredericktown Community Park. The byway is a 72-mile long stretch of US 31E and US150 that passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Tyler appears on 'The Price is Right'

     

    When Sue Tyler and her husband Michael decided to take a trip out west this past September, they were both just excited to get a chance to travel and see the sights on their way to California. That excitement doubled for Sue when she found out about getting tickets to go to a taping of one of her favorite television shows, The Price is Right.

    “I never dreamed of getting on the show,” she said.