Local News

  • Beloved priest honored at Holy Trinity Mass

    By Trisha Weber
    LCNI News Service

    Hundreds of parish members filled the pews at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown on Sunday. The crowd was bigger than usual, and although Mass stayed true to Catholic tradition, this one was different.

    Dedicated to the memory of the late Father John Christopher Allegra, Holy Trinity’s beloved priest who passed away unexpectedly last October, the Mass was teeming with people eager to pay their respects.

  • No major surprises in budget

    County officials met last month to discuss the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and while it appears there will be alterations from last year’s budget, major changes shouldn’t be expected when the spending plan is finalized this summer.

    Less than two weeks after the first reading of the proposed budget, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, the magistrates and other officials are still early in the process with plenty of time to make changes, but the foundation for the upcoming budget has been set.

  • Derby Blankets created for Governor’s Derby Celebration

    FRANKFORT — Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration Saturday in downtown Frankfort.

  • WCHS principal wants to be among first to act

    Since Gov. Steve Beshear signed the graduation bill (Senate Bill 97) in March, each school district has the option of raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Eventually, the entire state will be forced to adopt the change, but Washington County High School Principal Paul Terrell would like to see his district to be among the first to take action.

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  • Commission receives grant

    A grant that will be used for personal safety equipment, training and traffic control aids was accepted by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission last week.

    The check, for $3,000, was presented by Marty Nemes, senior marketing agent at the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “KLCIS has been our insurance provider for several years and strive to help us maintain a safe working environment,” said Angela Culver of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Road work to take place

    Mayor John W. Cecconi announces that blacktop work will take place in Springfield on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 on the following streets:  Ballard, Scott, Claybrooke, Short, George Russell, Depot, McCord and Cemetery Hill.

    Residents of these areas are asked to park off the street to accommodate the work crews and equipment, and others traveling in these areas are asked to be patient while the work is taking place.

  • Paul aide addresses fiscal court about vultures

    The Washington County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, but had a special guest in Jennifer Decker, a representative of Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

    Decker, who is one of nine representatives covering counties for Paul, requested that Washington Countians inform the senator of any concerns.

    “If there are constituents who have issues with federal government, we’d like to know about it, and the senator would like to help,” Decker said.

  • INOAC’s future includes Washington County

    INOAC North America has been entrenched in the Washington County community for more than two decades, and if Friday’s meeting with local government was any indication, they’re going to be providing jobs for Washington Countians for many more years.

  • Heroes campaign grows in county

    The Nelson County chapter of the American Red Cross took major strides forward with fundraising in Marion and Washington counties this year, and that’s because it’s become more than just a one-county organization.

    Fundraising efforts have been a part of the Heroes campaign, which designates a person or group as a Red Cross Hero for raising or donating at least $1,000. Better representation on the Red Cross board has led to a big increase in local involvement in the organization.