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  • News briefs 2/5

    Spring Soccer Sign-ups
    The Marion County Youth Soccer association will have Spring Soccer Sign-ups Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the concession stand at the soccer fields on Fair Grounds Rd. in Lebanon or you can print your registration and medical release form from our website http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mail to the address listed on the form. Please note: if they played for Marion County Youth Soccer in the fall, they do not need to register, as they will continue on their same teams to play in the spring.

  • St. D students are making a difference

    It’s one thing to do the expected volunteer work while a student at St. Dominic, such as setting up tables in the gym for special events or helping out at the parish Fall Social. Students could always be counted on to help out at Dominic’s Closet or clean classrooms over Summer Break.

  • Local Red Cross chapter changes name
  • Author to visit Springfield

    December 1862 brought the realities of the Civil War to the small, quiet town of Springfield, making friends and neighbors become bitter enemies. Historian and author, Betty Gorin-Smith, brings to life Morgan and his Raiders’ march from Lebanon to Springfield from her book “Morgan is Coming!’ Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky.”

    The author will be selling signed copies of her book and speaking at the old Louisville Store, Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

  • County resurfacing project discussed at fiscal court

    During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Washington County fiscal court on Jan. 24, Patty Dunaway and other representatives with the Kentucky Rural Secondary Roads program were present to discuss the resurfacing project planned for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

    The rural secondary program uses a five-point formula to determine the funding for each county.

  • Jobless rates drop across the state

    Ninety-eight of 120 Kentucky counties saw their unemployment rate drop from December 2012 to December 2013, and Washington County was one of those to see a decrease.

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training—an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet—unemployment in Washington County dropped from 8.1 percent at the end of 2012 to 7.7 percent just over a month ago.

  • 4 indicted on felony charges

    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.

    - Jason D. Morris, 34, of 2512 South Comer Road in Scottsburg, Ind., was indicted for one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000 (Class D felony) and one count of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • 3 to vie for Washington County sheriff

    The deadline to file to run for public office passed recently and seven county seats will have competition between at least two candidates.

    Sheriff Tommy Bartley will be stepping away from his position after this year, leaving the role vacant for one of three candidates to take over.

    Jerry Pinkston (D), Jim “Buford” Crouch (R) and William “Bill” Hill (D)—all of Springfield—have each thrown their hat in the ring in time for the primary (May 20) and general (Nov. 4) elections in 2014.

  • Winter weather contributes to accidents around the county

    Winter weather has made an impact on the roadways in recent weeks, with the Springfield Police Department reporting seven minor accidents, including a hit-and-run that was resolved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported working an injury accident last week at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and US 150.

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