Local News

  • Community First: Community action serves Washington Countians

    Washington County Community Action has made a name for itself by serving the people of the local community. One of the program’s more well-known events took place last Thursday, as senior citizens were provided with meals—as they are once a month—thanks to the Feeding America hunger-relief charity.

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  • St. D’s Ellery among 35 teachers recognized

    Marnie McAllister
    Record Assistant Editor

    The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) presented awards to 35 elementary educators during the Archdiocese of Louisville’s annual gathering to mark the start of another school year Aug. 9.

    The celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Church included Mass and the awards presentation.

    One teacher from 35 of the archdiocese’s 38 elementary schools received Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Awards, funded by the Dan Ulmer family. (Three schools did not have award nominees this year.)

  • WC Extension Office welcomes back Buckman

    While they’ll be bringing in a replacement for retired family and consumer sciences agent Kay Kennedy, the Washington County Extension Office will have the benefit of adding a familiar face to their staff.

    Cabrina Buckman, who served an internship with the extension office in 2010, is set to take over the position, which Kennedy left in the spring. Buckman was introduced at a reception on Monday, and the 2007 Washington County High School graduate said she can’t wait to get started working in her hometown.

  • Time runs low on youth coalition

    For one of Washington County’s most successful youth programs time and funding are wearing thin. In fact, when the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition host their BLAST (Better Lives and Safer Towns) event on Sept. 26, it will be the last in a long line of programs hosted by the coalition under the current funding situation.

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  • Mackville festival returns Saturday

    John Overby
    Sun Staff Writer

    The Mackville Harvest Festival will be taking place this Saturday, which will be the first time in eight years that the event has been held.

    Donna Harmon and Linda Riney made the festival’s new beginning possible when, according to Harmon, the two decided that it was time to “get it started back up.”

  • City addresses pipeline, taxes, park renovations

    Springfield City Council held its monthly meeting last Tuesday at City Hall, and there were several guests in attendance interested to hear the city’s stance on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Much to the visitors’ delight, Mayor John Cecconi read a resolution that declared Springfield’s safety concerns regarding the pipeline, and encouraged Gov. Steve Beshear and other state officials to make sure all precautions are being taken to ensure any proposed pipeline would be vetted fully to ensure the safety of Kentucky residents.

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  • The arts are not a luxury

    John Overby
    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s 3:30 p.m. The parking lot is noticeably bare. Inside of the building, there is silence with the exception of the muffled sounds of a volleyball practice behind closed doors.

    And the hallway is empty.

    That is, it is empty until you reach the end, where a handful of art students are still hard at work.

    WCHS let out a half hour ago, but there is sophomore Thomas Graves painting a hallway wall white so a mural of his design can adorn it within the month.