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  • Patriot Preview open house is Oct. 22


    St. Catharine College will hold a “Patriot Preview” open house starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 for those interested in seeing what the school has to offer.

  • News briefs

    ONGOING EVENTS

    Absentee Voting
    Absentee voting is ready at the Washington County Clerk’s office for anyone who will be out of the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Wednesday, Oct. 19
    Parkinson’s Support Group
    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Nelson County Public Library Community Room. For more information contact Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars


    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all appear to deliver the same message: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.
    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Maple Hill Manor reaches Diamond Collection status


    Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast has been selected for inclusion in the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews.
     
    Launched in 2009, the Diamond Collection was introduced to help travelers streamline their search for the country’s best inns.
    1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast is the first and only B&B in Kentucky to receive the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection designation.

  • Getting a jump on life through Early College


    What do you call graduating from high school with an associate degree?

    Just the beginning for some students at Washington County High School.
    The school’s Early College program – a partnership with St. Catharine College and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College – is off to a good start in its first year, focusing on students who would be the first in their families to attend college and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • New Pioneers founder featured in magazine


    For Sister Claire McGowan, the momentum keeps building.

    The founder of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, McGowan was honored by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce as citizen of the year in February.
    Just eight months later, her picture and her mission to create a sustainable community appeared in a publication that reaches nearly 500,000 homes.

  • Two women honored by BPW


    The Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) recently announced the winners of the 2011 Woman of Achievement and the Boss of the Year award.

    Jan Fattizzi was awarded the Woman of Achievement award for her tireless efforts for the Central Kentucky Community Theatre and St. Dominic School.

  • Robertson building needs a new roof, pronto


    The roof of the newly-acquired Robertson building is ‘leaking like a sieve,’ according to city administrator Laurie Smith during the regular-scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday of last week.

    Smith said the architect that is working with the city, free of charge, advised that a new roof be put on the building, and quick.

  • Arraignment for man indicted on incest charges set for Oct. 26


    A man that was recently indicted on 36 counts of incest will be arraigned on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in circuit court.

    Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield, was released from a $75,000 cash bond on Sept. 27.
    Paperwork in Thompson’s case file indicate that the bond was not paid, and that he is currently outfitted with a GPS monitoring device.
    Conditions of his release include no contact with the alleged victim or complaining witnesses, and no contact with the location of the alleged offense.

  • Smith honored by Kentucky League of Cities


    After 32 years of working for the city,  Springfield city administrator and treasurer Laurie Smith is reaping the benefits of hard work, long hours and public service.

    Smith was named recently as the Kentucky League of Cities runner-up city employee of the year.
    She began her career with the city in 1979 as an administrative secretary. She moved up to serve as city treasurer, then city clerk / treasurer. Ten years ago, she was appointed as city administrator.