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Local News

  • WCHS greenhouse open for business
  • Burg Park dedicated

    A dedication and blessing of the new playground equipment at the Fredericktown park was held on Friday with several local officials in attendance.

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said there were many people who contributed to making the upgrades happen, and that the end result is something the entire community can enjoy.

  • Moore, three others indicted in circuit court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Bobby Moore, 44, of Willisburg, was indicted on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • News briefs 5/7

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

    Drive-Thru Prayer

  • Helping Haiti: Students lend a hand

    Carrie Pride
    Landmark News Service

    In conjunction with the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral a Bethlehem junior theology class went on a mission trip to Haiti on a service project.

    “The object of this mission trip was to immerse our children in the culture of a third-world country,” said Bethlehem High School theology teacher, Ellen Williamson.

    The eight students and three adult chaperones stayed at the rectory in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We have many stories this month but this first one easily bites the metal, literally!

    As you know, sewing can be sometimes crazy with lots of fun or just a pain in the butt, But what if we told you we had to revert to using a pair of our husbands ‘tin snips?’ If you don’t know what ‘tin snips’ are, they are used by husbands to cut something like tin or lead. 

  • Brookfield challenges Riney for magistrate

    Washington County’s longest tenured magistrate will be looking to defend his seat in this month’s primary election, while the challenger is hoping to bring a change of pace to fiscal court.

    Billy Riney, Jr. stepped in as District 5 magistrate in 1985 and on the verge of 30 years in office, the Washington County native said there has been a lot accomplished in the county over those three decades.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed

    (Story courtesy of The Kentucky Standard)

    Environmentalists, legislators and landowner-rights advocates have resisted a controversial pipeline proposed to cross a dozen Kentucky counties, but it could ultimately be the market that kills — or significantly delays — the project.

    On Monday, one of the project’s chief partners, Williams, announced it had ceased capital investment in the Bluegrass Pipeline.

  • WCHS hopes to be ‘hero’

    Washington County High School has partnered with the American Red Cross in an effort to aid disaster relief funds around the area.

    For its side of the partnership, the high school will be sponsoring a blood drive on May 15 (they host an annual blood drive each fall and spring semester). But in addition to the donations of blood, the high school is looking to make an impact by finding sponsors for each student that signs up.

    However, WCHS principal Paul Terrell wanted to make sure that it didn’t fall on the students to seek out potential donors.

  • Searching for a fresh start

    A family of seven is being forced to start over after a fire took their home a little over a week ago. Ashley Simms and her six children escaped last Saturday’s blaze at their home at 456 Rosary Heights in Springfield without injury, but she said the entire ordeal has been “an actual nightmare.”

    “It’s been crazy because I have three kids with me at my mother’s house and my other three are staying with my dad, so it’s hard all being split up right now,” she said.