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  • Farmer with local ties to talk about produce production


    Twenty five acres of vegetables creates a lot of rows to hoe.

    It’s just another day on the farm for Mary McCain Courtney, daughter of Susan and Mike McCain.
    Courtney and her husband have a traditional farm in Shelby County, according to New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future founder Sister Claire McGowan.
    “They do beef, and they do corn, and beans and they do tobacco,” she said. “And they also do 25 acres of vegetables. Now that is a lot of vegetables.”

  • Lost no more


    In a room full of people that have helped him along the way, he admits he was once ‘a lost little pup.’

    Christopher Michael Carey, now a practicing attorney in Bowling Green and the 14th  National Guard Judge Advocate General officer in the state, is lost no more.
    Carey came home to Washington County on Friday for his swearing-in ceremony to become part of the JAG corps.
    His family is here, he said. And so are many important people that helped him along the way.

  • PHOTO: Project Lifesaver recipients
  • Forum to examine educators’ role in a sustainable community


    How does Washington County live up to the challenge of being Kentucky’s greenest, most sustainable rural community?

    Sister Claire McGowan, founder of the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, said she knows what the answer isn’t.

  • City receives anonymous art donation


    The local arts scene just grew, as the city of Springfield is on the receiving end of an art donation in the form of $7,000.

    “The city will begin work immediately to procure a local artist for the artwork that will be displayed in the Washington County Judicial Center, and (it) should be a wonderful addition to that facility and a way to showcase the abundance of talent that we do have here,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said.

  • Television stolen in recent burglary


    A television was recently stolen from an apartment in Washington County.

    A police report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department stated that a 42-inch LG flat screen television was taken from 141 Country View apartment number seven between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 25.
    According to the report, the burglar entered the residence through the front door with an object slid under the lock jam. No other damage was caused as the burglar removed the television from a table and unplugged the cords.

  • PHOTO: Job fair at Mordecai’s
  • More changes coming to the roundabout


    Local officials met with the Department of Highways last week to discuss improvements that need to be made to the roundabout on US-150 in front of St. Catharine College.

    Motorists approaching St. Catharine from the Springfield side may already be noticing changes, as rumble strips were installed last week.
    There are other changes on the way, including an additional sign warning that the roundabout lies ahead.

  • Tick Creek bridge project open for bids


    A regular scheduled fiscal court meeting was held on Friday, and among the items discussed was the need to repair bridges on Logan Road and Tick Creek Road.

    The court received a lone bid for repair on the Logan Road bridge, and it was accepted. Harrodsburg-based  Hornback Construction made a $5,920 bid, and has been approved to move forward with the repairs.

  • Collision causes traffic congestion


    A head-on collision near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport sent three people to the hospital on Jan. 24.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Justin Phillips is investigating the collision that occurred at 3:50pm on Hwy. 55 at the Marion/Washington County line.
    Sixty-three-year-old Judith Filiatreau, of Springfield, was traveling north on Hwy. 55 in a 1991 Oldsmobile when she crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1995 Chevy truck, operated by 56-year-old William R. Bishop of Campbellsville.