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  • Festival season in Springfield

    The City of Springfield’s African-American Heritage has grown into one of the city’s best festivals.  This year — the 11th since the festival began — the event will be held at Court Square in downtown Springfield on Friday starting at 6 p.m.

  • PHOTOS: Zombies invade Springfield
  • Fliers came from out-of-state source

    Update provided by The Kentucky Standard

     

    Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Residents in northern Washington County awoke recently to find recruiting materials for the Ku Klux Klan in their yards.

  • Tri-county United Way becoming a reality

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way is about to become a reality.  After more than a year in the works, the United Way’s annual fall campaign this year will include Marion, Nelson and Washington Counties. 

    “There is not a more common sense approach to people being there for their hometown communities than through the United Way,” said Kenny Fogle, Executive Director of the local United Way chapter. 

  • Red Cross adds board members

    Susan B. Hardin executive director for the American Red Cross Heart of Kentucky Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members.  Effective on July 1, 2014, the Heart of Kentucky Chapter has 12 members representing all three counties. During the annual meeting held on June 23 retiring board member Dr. Cristina Patrick was recognized for her six years of service.  

  • Changes coming for Autism support group

    unty Autism Group of Support was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

    According to Melody McClain, this is a status that the group has been chasing for “a while now.”

    “We technically applied in January, but this is something we’ve been working towards for every bit of a year,” McClain said.

  • News briefs 7/23

    Ongoing events

    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions, you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Washington County Summer Feeding Program

  • County still trying to fill dead animal void

    A part-time position to handle dead animal pickup in Washington County remains unfilled after months of searching, and Washington County Fiscal Court is weighing its options on how to find someone to occupy the vacancy.

    The opening with the road department was recently filled for a short time, but county officials said at last week’s meeting that the job wasn’t occupied for long.

  • Plan for move to new school

    The proposed plan for moving into the new Washington County High School building was provided by superintendent Robin Cochran recently, with the school board approving a schedule change on Monday night to accommodate the move.

    According to the proposal, high school students will begin the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the current facility, before moving to the new building in October.

  • Judge candidate bows out

    Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, District 1, withdrew his candidacy on Monday, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military.

    A former commonwealth’s attorney, Cocanougher said his view of the judge’s seat as a very respectable and highly esteemed position influenced his decision to file.