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Local News

  • Lester remains school chair

    Washington County School Board members unanimously approved Patsy Lester to remain the board’s chair at a work session earlier this month, while Nora Hatton asked to be replaced as vice-chair to focus more attention on other opportunities.

  • Waiting for an answer

    Rhonda Wade and John Dues of Fredericktown are waiting.

    As they continue to sit in a hospital in Philadelphia, they wait by their daughter’s side for the next step in what has already been an agonizing, heart-breaking process.

  • City Council addresses resignation, concerns over potential festival changes

    Springfield Mayor John Cecconi, who was recovering from open heart surgery the week before, was not able to attend last Tuesday’s regular schedule city council meeting. However, several topics that are important to the community’s future were brought to the table last week, including the resignation of councilman John Hardin, reports of a date change for the Sorghum—formerly Harvest—Festival and a conversation centered around building a three to five-year economic strategy.

  • PHOTOS: Remembering Dr. King
  • PHOTOS: Competing ‘til the very end
  • Public library taking applications
  • 3 injured in 4-car wreck

    Three people were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown with undisclosed injuries following an accident in Fredericktown on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, John Carmona, 20, of Bardstown, was traveling east on US 150 when he approached two vehicles stopped in the roadway for another driver to make a left turn onto Croake Station Road.

  • New year, new you

    Emily Wolff
    Contributing Writer

    It’s that time of year again.  You know how it goes—the first two months of the year, everyone is trying to lose weight and make new goals for themselves.  It’s that time of the year when gyms are packed at all hours and everyone is trying a new fad diet.

  • Governor’s mansion doc has local influence

    As part of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, a new documentary about the architectural, social and political history of the residence is being released. The film, titled “Kentucky Governor’s Mansion:  A Century of Reflection” was directed and produced by Washington County native, Michael Breeding.

    The film is narrated by Kentucky native and ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer and will premiere on Jan. 15 at the Grand Theater in Frankfort and on Jan. 16 at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington.

  • News briefs 1/15

    Washington County Schools Make up Day
    Friday, Jan. 17, was originally scheduled as a “work day” without students for staff professional learning.  School WILL BE in session for a regular school day with students on Friday, Jan. 17, due to the four days that have already been missed and the need to have instructional days.

    Documentary