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  • Dominican Mile unveiled at SCC

    The Dominican Mile is officially open to the public at St. Catharine College after a ribbon-cutting was held last Friday in Lourdes Hall.

    The new walking track targets fitness while also giving recognition to the holy land that St. Catharine Motherhouse and St. Catharine College have been built on.

  • Hit the big stage

    Anne Tayler Redmon was singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Spencer County Fair last month, and she’s been singing it ever since after moving on to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinal at the Kentucky State Fair this weekend.

    Redmon, a sophomore at Washington County High School, placed second in the Spencer County preliminary and is now among the more than 200 competitors looking to claim the grand prize.

  • City taking action on abandoned property

    An exact timeframe of when the property at 108 Fairground Road became a nuisance to nearby residents is unclear, but what is clear is that they, along with the city of Springfield, are ready to see the mess gone.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).

  • Victims’ families to fight Coleman's parole

    Ashley Izbicki
    WBIR-Knoxville

    After fighting for justice at countless court hearings, the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are preparing for yet another battle after they found out this week that Vanessa Coleman is set to appear before a parole board in October.

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  • Police searching for escaped Marion County inmate

    Kentucky State Police have reported that they are searching for 28-year-old Darrell W. Arrwood after he walked away from his work detail on Wednesday afternoon.

    Arrwood, a state prisoner being held at Marion County Detention Center on burglary charges, was working with the Springfield Recycling Center at the time.

    Arrwood is listed as a 5-9, 140-pound white male with green eyes and brown hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing a brown shirt with brown pants.

  • News briefs 8/6

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group

    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult  Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

  • Pair of injury accidents in county

    An accident on KY-555 on July 26 led to injuries to at least three people, according to a report released by the Springfield Police Department.

    Jamison M. Newcome, of Campbellsville, was traveling south on KY-555 in a 2002 Saturn when he passed through the intersection at US-150 and collided with a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Raymond C. Witten.

  • Baby season with Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    This summer seems to be baby season. When two grandchildren announced they were having baby boys within two months of each other, it was time to quilt in a hurry!

    Babies like bright colors, so a primary palette was chosen.