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Local News

  • News briefs for 9/17

    WC Fair Books
    Washington County Fair books are now available.
    They are at the following locations: Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, Farm Bureau Ins. and the Washington County Extension Office.
    For more information, call Krista Thompson (859) 284 5524

    Wednesday, Sept. 17


    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

  • Appreciation for first responders
  • Art exhibit at SCC on Thursday

    This Thursday, Sept. 18, the St. Catharine College Fine Arts Department will be presenting a color abstract art exhibit entitled “Anthology of Hope,” featuring the work of  Dr. Keith Auerbach, a Louisville-based artist. It will be located on the mezzanine level of the Emily W. Hundley Library.

  • County attorney race about continuing success

    Greg Goatley

    Greg Goatley has spent the last 34 years practicing law, and he said the opportunity is finally there for him to expand his role within Washington County.

    Having worked in real estate, estates, criminal and domestic law as part of his private practice, he’s ready to take the skills he has honed over more than three decades and make the transition to serving as the local county attorney.

  • City votes on tax raise

    The second reading and a subsequent vote were held at last Tuesday’s Springfield city council meeting to raise the property tax rate to 15.24 percent for the upcoming year.

    Last year’s rate was 14.49 percent, and the boost will allow a four-percent increase in revenue for the city. During August’s meeting, City Administrator Laurie Smith said the tax hike would result in a difference of $7.50 annually on a $100,000 property.

  • Harvest in Mackville

    Last year’s success in reviving the Mackville Harvest Festival — which had been dormant for eight years before that — helped this year’s event expand to a two-day affair.
    There were eight committee members in all to help with the decision-making process for this year’s festivities — Donna Harmon, Amanda Preston, Jeannie Hatchett, Billie Ann Riley, Brenda Noel, Beverly Knecht, Linda Riney  and Jim Powell.

  • No new school just yet

    The opening of the new Washington County High School facility was once again pushed back on Monday night, after the school board voted 4-0 in favor of delaying the move until winter break in December.

    The move-in was previously scheduled for Oct. 14, following an extended two-week fall break period. However, delays in construction, as well as an insurance dispute over the removal of graffiti from the Aug. 22 incident, led officials to postpone the opening.

  • News briefs for 9/10

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    Concert
    A musical concert and homemade ice cream social will be held at the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.  Bring a chair and enjoy some great music by Mary Kutter Osborne.  All music lovers are invited to join us.

    Fall Community Volleyball League

  • United Way looks to expand

    The United Way has not been active in Marion County in recent years, but Kenny Fogle is hoping to bring it back.

    Fogle is the executive director of the newly formed Tri-County United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    “It’s such a simple concept,” Fogle told the audience at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 5 Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • Mark Twain: American Icon

    Washington County Public Library, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Mark Twain: American Icon on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 pm.