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  • School board holds special session

    Members of Washington County School Board took advantage of an opportunity to meet and discuss two points of business at The Galt House in Louisville earlier this month in a special session.

  • KSP warns of one-call scam

    Kentucky State Police warned last week that cell phone users should be aware of a new scam called “The one-ring scam,” which has been reported frequently to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Kentucky and in other states.

    A number of people have reported receiving phone calls that were a “ring-and-run,” where the culprit leaves a missed call in the hopes of getting the target to return the call.

  • CKCT to put grant to use

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre received plenty of praise and a bit of financial assistance at the Arts Day in Kentucky event held in Frankfort two weeks ago.

    The theater was presented a check for $4,495 by Sen. Tom Buford and Rep. Kim King as part of a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2013. The grant received by CKCT was among $1.8 million distributed to 102 non-profit arts organizations across Kentucky for the 2014 fiscal year.

  • County discusses progress

    SWEDA Executive Director Daniel Carney was present to give the organization’s annual report to the Washington County fiscal court during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Carney mentioned that one of their main objectives this past year was retaining the factories that are currently in Washington County and encouraging them to expand, areas that have already seen some promising results.

    “There are a lot of good things going on right now with hiring within the current (companies) that we already have,” Carney said.

  • 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.