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  • The Marshall of this town

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    That’s the well-known (though unofficial) creed that is engraved outside of the James A. Farley Post Office building in New York City. For many with the United States Postal Service, that motto leads as an example of what to strive for in their careers. For Marshall Simpson, it’s simply the natural way of things.

  • Commander Band earns distinguished at state semifinals

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band competed in the KMEA State Semifinals this past Saturday.  They traveled to Christian Academy of Louisville High School to compete against 15 other bands in the state that had earned the right to be a KMEA State Semifinalist. When the contest had finished, WC Band had placed seventh out of 16 bands and had earned a distinguished rating.

  • Trick or treating in Springfield and Willisburg has been changed from Thursday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 1 due to inclement weather predictions—Hours remain the same
  • PHOTOS: BPW breakfast
  • SCC, St. D connected through Patriot Pals

    (Story submitted by St. Dominic Principal Pam Breunig.)

    The St. Catharine College men’s basketball team won’t begin regular season play until Thursday, but they are already scoring points with students at St. Dominic.

  • Director’s travel leads to CKCT

    Will Davis came to Springfield a month ago looking to continue the recent success of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre. Prior to that, the theater’s new managing artistic director was looking for the town, because he thought he’d surely been mistaken.

  • National Guard troops return to Campbellsville

    Jeff Moreland
    Landmark News Service

    Serving their country is not an easy job for soldiers, but it’s also tough on the family members left behind.

    Soldiers from the Campbellsville National Guard unit returned home Wednesday after completing a 10-month deployment in Jordan. According to Staff Sgt. Gary Scott with the Campbellsville unit, 15 soldiers from B-Battery 1/623rd Field Artillery were serving as part of a training mission.

  • News briefs 10/30

    Springfield Halloween
    Downtown Springfield will be observing Halloween “Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. Residential hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Mackville Halloween

    The city of Mackville will be observing Halloween “Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.  Participating residents will turn on a front porch light.

    Willisburg Halloween

  • Pipeline agents allegedly trespass

    Randy Patrick
    The Kentucky Standard

    Williams company representatives say they want to establish trust with landowners in negotiating for easements for the Bluegrass Pipeline. But some Nelson County residents say land agents or surveyors have been trespassing on their property.

    If that’s true, a Williams spokesman said, there will be consequences for the agents.

  • Old grade books, ACTs discussed by school board

    The Washington County School Board made what the group acknowledged was a tough decision at last Monday’s monthly meeting, but the district opted for practicality with a 3-1 decision to move forward with the destruction of old grade books dating back to 1900.

    The information stored in the books, however, will be preserved thanks to a grant that will pay for each page to be scanned and archived. The grant also covers the cost of the destruction of the books, if the district elected to take advantage of that offer.