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  • Artists to explore sustainability


    Sister Claire McGowan wants to get the community involved in sustainable living, one group at a time.

    McGowan and the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future are hosting a session on how artists can raise awareness of sustainable living through their work.
    Panelists will be Washington County artists such as  painter Bettye Brookfield, poet Maurice Manning, and musician Sue Massek.

  • WCHS teacher named Ky. High School Art Teacher of the Year at awards banquet


    It’s been a big year for Washington County High School teacher Marilyn Peters.

    She would say the biggest news is that her student’s work won three out of six art awards at the recent Kentucky Art Educators Association (KyAEA) contest recently.
    Then, she went on to claim second place for her work in the teacher category for a portrait of her granddaughter in the womb. She had never placed in the contest before.

  • Mattingly joins the staff at The Springfield Sun


    A new face appears on the pages of The Springfield Sun this week, as Loretto native Brandon Mattingly joins the staff as the new sports and news writer.

    Mattingly, 23, graduated in May from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.
    Most recently, he served as a freelance sports writer for The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown since August. He covered three high schools in football, volleyball, soccer, golf and cross country.

  • No final decision on Mackville post office


    Those in support of maintaining some kind of post office service in Mackville had a chance to express themselves on Thursday at the Mackville Community Center.

    Roughly 75 residents of Mackville and elected officials met with three representatives from the United States Postal Service to discuss the rural post office, which is under review because of the workload and revenue that it draws.
    Eddie Jessie, the Munfordville postmaster, did most of the speaking for the post office.

  • Free health screenings to be offered at SCC

     

    St. Catharine College will offer free health screenings for adults over age 18 on Wednesday, Nov. 9. This service is especially important for adults who have not seen a doctor recently. The screenings will take place in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Due to high demand, it is suggested you reserve your appointment no later than Nov. 2.

  • Truth and Consequences


    One man told his story of a splintered spine, broken relationships and a fractured life on Friday to a group of Washington County High School freshmen.

    Mike Fenwick, a paint contractor, prison chaplin and associate pastor spoke to the students as part of the first-time program called Truth and Consequences.
    It was sponsored by the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition to help students see the consequences for choices that involve drugs and crime.

  • No serious injuries after accidents


    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police (KSP), trooper Fred Cornett investigated an injury collision that occurred four miles west of Willisburg  on Hardesty Rd.  at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday.  

    Solon Young, age 51 of Louisville, was operating a 2004 Chevy westbound on Hardesty Rd. when he lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  
    He was treated and released from Spring View Hospital.  

  • Patriot Preview open house is Oct. 22


    St. Catharine College will hold a “Patriot Preview” open house starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 for those interested in seeing what the school has to offer.

  • News briefs

    ONGOING EVENTS

    Absentee Voting
    Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Parkinson’s Support Group
    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room. For more information contact Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars


    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all appear to deliver the same message: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.
    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.