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  • Breaking it down to build it back up again

    The American Antique Cabin Company is a Springfield company that specializes in locating, restoring and selling antique log buildings.

    And when Andy Mills, who owns the company with his wife, Jamie, was contacted by Leland and Lynden Turner about a log cabin they owned in Mackville, Mills soon discovered that he had stumbled onto a treasure.

  • It doesn’t get much better than this

    The house has been built. Now, North Washington is looking to add to the foundation.

    North Washington School Principal Amanda Mattingly used the example of building a house from its foundation to relate to what the school has been able to accomplish when speaking to students during an assembly on Friday, particularly in reference to scores for the 2012-13 school year.

  • News briefs 10/16

    4-H Yard Sale
    Items will be accepted for the 4-H yard sale beginning Thursday, Oct. 31.  No clothes please; only baby clothes will be accepted.  The yard sale will open at noon on Friday, Nov. 1 and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.2.

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  If you or a loved one are victims of abuse and are in need of our service, please call The Caring Place at 1-800-692-9394 or 270-692-9300.

    Springfield BPW Club

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  • Lasting visions of Floy Bugg Fenwick

    Locally born author Frederick Fenwick recently had the fourth installment of his Lasting Visions series published, and this time, he has turned his focus to his mother, Floy Bugg Fenwick.

    A 1969 graduate of Washington County High School, Fenwick knew that his mother would be an interesting subject to write about because, as he put it, she had “quite a repertoire of things she could do.”

  • Bridge updates, Rumpke deal at center of latest county government meeting

    The progress of two bridges that affect Washington County residents was one of the main topics of discussion during this past week’s WC fiscal court meeting.

    Washington County Road Supervisor Dale Mann announced that repairs to the Walker Lane bridge were nearing completion, and the beams should be set by Friday, if not sooner.

    He noted that the bypass around Walker Lane bridge has been “holding up pretty well.”

  • City council holds monthly meeting

    Springfield City Council met last Tuedsay, and among the primary items discussed was the need for several of the city’s bank accounts to be relocated.

    Members of city government were informed recently by bank officials that their accounts at BB&T Bank would require service charge fees to be paid beginning Dec. 1.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith noted in her city council report that the bank had been able to waive the fees for governmental agencies in the past, but will no longer be able to continue that practice.

  • Holiday festival again named top-10 in Kentucky

    For the second year in a row, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, taking place in Springfield and Lebanon from Dec. 6 to 8 has been named a Kentucky Travel Industry Association top-10 winter/holiday festival.

  • Burg residents want old bridge open

    Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    At the annual parish turkey supper at Holy Trinity Catholic Church last weekend, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles thought he might get an earful from constituents about the closing of the Old Fredericktown Road bridge. He was “pleasantly surprised” that only two or three people mentioned it to him and were unbiased about it.