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  • News briefs 10/8

    Ongoing

    Absentee Voting Machine

    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. – noon for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.  
    Tuesday, Oct. 7

    Moving Forward Forum

  • Meet and greet at library

    The Washington County Public Library invites the community and all library supporters to the 2014 Library Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-6:30 pm at the Washington County Public Library at 210 E. Main Street.   This is an opportunity for library users to spend a few minutes with their state legislators, local officials and candidates to communicate how important their public library is to them.

  • Former SWEDA chair honored

    For more than 30 years, Springfield and Washington County have had a plan in place to encourage economic growth. For the entirety of that time, Chuck Polin has been part of the process.

    That is, until Polin stepped down as chairman of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on July 18. Last week, the organization, as well as local government officials, recognized Polin for his contribution.

  • Store break-in last week in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department recently released information regarding three burglaries over the last month, with the most recent being reported last Wednesday.

    Owner Rene Gonzalez arrived at the La Korita store at 84 Bloomfield Road Wednesday morning to find both of the glass front doors broken out and various items missing, including a cash register and several wallets.

  • Horseshoe Bend hits Catalina...again

    As the fourth annual Catalina Film Festival came to a close last week, one local business once again provided a connection between the rural Washington County community and the red carpet, Hollywood-infused event on Catalina Island.

    Located 22 miles off the coast of California, Catalina Island is host to one of the fastest-growing movie festivals in the country, and the owners of Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner, feel blessed to be able to be part of that success.

  • Walk of Life at Idle Hour Park this weekend

    Idle Hour Park will play host to an event for the entire family this weekend, while also giving visitors a chance to give back to other families in need.

    The annual Walk of Life, held by the House of Hope, is set for Saturday at 9 a.m., and the non-athletic event will raise money for families facing difficulties. Though the organization has become synonymous with supporting expectant mothers, Executive Director Sheila Hourigan said House of Hope is more than that.

  • Lexington accident takes life

    Story courtesy of Lex18

    A trip to the store turned deadly for a woman who lost control of her car Sunday night in Lexington.

    It was a tragic scene that unfolded on Old Todds Road Monday when family members of 34-year-old Chasity Mills say she went to the store, and on her way lost control of her car, hitting a tree.

    “Tragedy happens,” said her uncle William Key. “We wasn’t prepared for it.”

  • Fatal accident near Springfield

    A two-vehicle accident near Lincoln Homestead State Park on Saturday morning left one person dead and another injured in what Kentucky State Police say was a head-on collision.

    The accident, occurring around 10 a.m. on Saturday, happened near the intersection of KY 528 and KY-438 near Springfield.

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    Springfield and Washington County drivers are to be warned that runners from the Bourbon Chase — an annual 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries across the Bluegrass — will be on the roads this Friday and Saturday.

    Residents of Booker Road should be especially cautious, as runners are expected to come through that road any time between 1 p.m. and midnight on Friday.

  • PHOTO: Sorghum’s triumphant return

    Sorghum Shuffle 5K Run/Walk results

    First place male

    Joe Pawlish - 17:18

    First place female

    Shelly Peterson - 23:00

    First place under 12

    Male: Clayton Hensley - 26:49
    Female: Belle Begley - 33:28

    First place 13-19

    Male: Tanner Yates - 25:57
    Female: Laurel Brahm - 24:16

    First place 20-29

    Male: Christopher Jewell - 20:52
    Female: Tesa Brooks - 26:32