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  • Passing on the importance of ‘added value’

    Washington County boasts no shortage of individuals who constantly work to improve agriculture in Kentucky. It’s an area in which this community has been known for years for having a positive influence.

    Perhaps no one has had a more positive impact on people than this year’s Ag Achievement award winner Norma Jean Campbell.

  • Snow returns for round two

    In the wake of the area’s second massive snow storm in just over two weeks, county and city crews were busy cleaning up the community and getting roads in drivable condition at the end of last week, and it was as daunting of a task as you’d probably think.

    County road crew employees were given last Wednesday off in anticipation of winter weather, but more than 14 inches of snow and 40 straight hours of snow removal from the early hours of Thursday morning through Saturday is likely not what the group had in mind.

  • News briefs for 3/4

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    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • PHOTOS: Making Mountain Music
  • Upcoming WAGS events

    The Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS) has a lot of things in the works as they prepare for upcoming events. In April, for autism awareness month, they will be hosting a Zumbathon to raise awareness and money for the various ASD related projects they work on. The Zumathon will take place on April 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church.

  • Sew This & That gets set for spring

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Well, who would have thought it is March already? There is too much going on with too little time for calmer and relaxing moments. But we have found a pause or two for some interesting sewing updates from our experiences and classes. Recently, some young ladies mastered the techniques in zipper applications.

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

    In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.

  • Two men face four felonies

    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.

    Two men were indicted on Feb. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court of multiple felonies, including robbery in the first degree (Class B) and impersonating a peace officer (Class D).

    Jason L. Keene, 32, of 301 Village Loop in Lebanon and James D. Wray, 35, of 129 Armory Hill in Springfield, were each charged in connection with a Jan. 3 incident.

  • Road upgrades approved

    With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District’s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

    Road budget

  • Rearranging the pieces

    Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.

    It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.