Local News

  • County approves raises

    Last Friday, the Washington County fiscal court met in a regularly scheduled meeting. The main topic of discussion was the approval of employee raises that had been tabled during the last court meeting.

    There was little discussion before the magistrates unanimously approved the previously discussed two-percent raise. However, there was one exception. In an earlier court session, Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin had presented his budget with a three-percent raise across the board for he and his employees.

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  • Police have lead in Botland murders

    Forrest Berkshire
    The Kentucky Standard

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland last Monday night.

    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

    Police said the car “appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted.”

  • News briefs 4/23

    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, by residents and businesses along Ky Hwy 55, covering 147 miles and 11 counties.

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus

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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.