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  • Democrats, Comer win the county


    The majority of city and county voters picked the winners in the state election last Tuesday.
    Nearly 2,900 of the 8,190 registered voters in the county showed up to cast their ballot, a 35 percent turnout.

    County Clerk Glen Black said the turnout was nice, but it could always be higher.

  • Keeping time downtown


    What was once thought to be a gift to the city, is now officially a gift to the city.

    The clock downtown now belongs to the city of Springfield, whereas it previously belonged to the Rotary Club.
    “Some of the Rotarians thought that they had already given it to the city, but we read minutes from three or four years to assure that nothing was ever officially accepted through the city council,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said.

  • Riney’s dairy facility unveiled to the public


    One man’s dairy barn is another man’s legacy.
    During the grand opening of his new dairy facility, Billy Riney, Jr. couldn’t find the right words. He had spoken once, got choked up, and passed off the microphone.

    After a few others spoke at the unveiling of his massive, technologically-advanced dairy barn, Riney wanted to say a few more words.

  • Open for business in Willisburg


    Willisburg residents can now lay claim to convenience when it comes to some of their shopping needs.

    The new Dollar General held the official grand opening on Saturday, much to the delight of nearby residents.
    According to Willisburg mayor Pat Kirsch, shoppers lined up before 7 a.m. on Saturday to get in at 8 a.m.
    People came from as far as Mackville and Harrodsburg to check out the new place.
    The store, which Kirsch estimates has created as many as 10 jobs, was in early planning stages in January of this year.

  • Nationwide test for emergency alarm system today

    According to a press release from Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), the agency will join multiple federal agencies today to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System(EAS). The test will begin at 2 p.m. EST and will interrupt
    television and radio broadcasts for approximately 30 seconds while
    broadcasting a test message.

    The EAS is a broadcast alert and warning system that can be activated by the
    President, if needed, to provide information during emergencies. Other

  • St. Catharine College to break ground on new Hundley Library


    After years in the planning stage and much anticipation, St. Catharine College will break ground on the new Emily W. Hundley Library and Center for Graduate Studies at 5 p.m. on Nov. 14.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to the new library and graduate school, the $8 million facility will also house classrooms, conference rooms, study areas and a café. St. Catharine College President, William D. Huston, said the new building will be the crown jewel of the campus and the center of student life at SCC.

  • News briefs for 11-09


    ONGOING EVENTS

    WC Fair Ribbons

    Washington County Fair ribbons are in at the Washington County Extension Office. If you did not receive a ribbon at the fair, you may stop by the extension office to get your ribbon.

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    Water Commission Meeting

    The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will have their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the water office. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Nally promoted with KSP
  • Crowds greet World War II vets in D.C.


    Hundreds of flag-waving family, friends, and Americans packed the terminal at Louisville International Airport on Oct. 23 to welcome home veterans returning from a trip to Washington, D.C.

    Twenty-nine veterans, ranging in age from 85 to 92, went on a one-day trip that was sponsored by Salt River Electric, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. While in Washington, D.C. the veterans visited the World War II Memorial.

  • New Lexile scores help gauge reading levels, Quantile scores reflect math


    Two new scores are appearing on report cards across the county that may have parents scratching their heads.

    “(On the report cards), they have this new column that says your Lexile and Quantile score. Essentially it would say 1130L, 1065Q,” Cherry Boyles, instructional supervisor with Washington County Schools, said. “Without knowing what it is, I would have no idea what this means.”