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  • Springfield man provides CU with endowment

    By Joan C. McKinney
    News and Publications Coord.

    “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives,” President John F. Kennedy said, and Grace Arnold, a Campbellsville University freshman from Campbellsville, Ky., used this as a theme to thank donors at CU’s Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon April 2.

    Arnold, who is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Arnold, thanked the “many donors who make so many scholarships available to Campbellsville University students.”

  • Grave marking to honor 18th Century soldier

    A grave-marking ceremony scheduled for Saturday at St. Rose Catholic Church will honor Revolutionary War patriot and Washington County resident Morgan Wright.

    Wright, who was born around 1755 in Virginia, passed away in September of 1833 in Bear Wallow in Washington County, where his father, Thomas, owned more than 1,000 acres along Hardin and Cartwright creeks.

  • Autism Fair/Walk set this Saturday

    When Katie Essex’s son, Keith Vanover, was first diagnosed with autism, she wasn’t sure what to do. She wasn’t familiar with the disorder, so she wasn’t sure where to start when dealing with it.

    And the more she looked, the more she disliked the results. She found out quickly that there was very little support in Washington County for the mother of an autistic child.

    Essex decided to take matters into her own hands.

  • Settles, Graves square off again for magistrate

    Part of a four-man race for the same seat in 2010, Timothy E. Graves and Benjamin Settles are squaring off once again in the hunt to be named District 2 magistrate. This time, however, the winner of this May’s primary election between the two Democratic candidates will determine who holds the seat for the next four years, as it is without Republican opposition.

  • Smalley to lead WC boys

    Bernard Smalley was born and raised in Washington County. He played five years of varsity baseball and four years of varsity basketball at Washington County High School, and he was the head coach of the WC girls’ basketball team for seven years.

    Last week it was announced he will now get the chance to take over the Commander basketball team, something he has aspired to do since he was a child.

  • Emma, the fighter

    When Emma Spalding wakes up in the morning, her first thought is seeing if she can get ready fast enough to watch cartoons (Scooby Doo is her favorite).

    The deal is, if she gets ready before her dad, Joey, she can watch her shows until he’s ready to take her to school.

    She gets dressed first, brushes her teeth and then brushes her hair—in that order, specifically.

  • House fire claims Willisburg woman

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 15 and the state fire marshal are investigating a house fire that took the life of Anna Lou Barr, 87, of Willisburg on Sunday night.

    Barr’s residence at 2421 Main Street went up in flames some time before 11 p.m. on Sunday, as several neighbors attempted to offer assistance.

    Willisburg Mayor Pat Kirsch lives next door to Barr’s home and recalled waking to a terrifying sound.

  • News briefs 4/16

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Highway 55 Yard Sale
    The 2014 Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27. Residents and business along Ky Hwy 55, 147 miles and 11 counties.

    Holy Week Services at St. Catharine’s

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