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Local News

  • State funds pave the way for road repairs

    Just because a road is less traveled, that doesn’t mean it suffers any less than busy streets or highways. That’s why the Washington County Fiscal Court is glad to be receiving approximately $150,000 in state funding to help with the cost of resurfacing some county roads.

  • Judicial seat vacancy announced

    Last week, the Kentucky Court of Justice posted a notice of vacancy for the judge’s seat in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Division One.

    The 11th Judicial Circuit includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

    According to the notice, the vacancy was created when Judge Doughlas George resigned from that position Jan. 31. George has continued to fill that seat until a replacement is named.

    The deadline for any person interested in filling that seat or in nominating someone for that seat is Sept. 22.

  • EZ-Stop suffers another break-in

    When burglars made their way into EZ-Stop convenience store in Willisburg over the weekend, it marked the second time in recent weeks the store had been broken into.

    During the last break-in, cigarettes were taken. This time, the burglars attempted to make their way into the store’s automatic teller machine.

  • Senior citizens pick top tomatoes

    By the time the winners were announced, the entries had been eaten. But that didn’t stop the folks at the Springfield Senior Citizens Center from having fun with their tomato contests. Both red and yellow tomatoes were judged in three categories each: largest, ugliest and first 1-pound.

    The rules of the contest were simple. Contestants could enter any tomato they could find, whether it be at the grocery store, in a neighbor’s garden, or other means. The entry fee was five cents per entry, and seniors could cast votes for one cent.

  • Local students to see history come alive

    History class will be in session for some Washington County students on Thursday, Sept. 24, when a trio of Chautauqua actors brings the past to life.

    Behind the efforts of Michael Breeding, a Springfield native, along with the Kentucky Humanities Council, three actors will portray historical figures for local students through a method that first started more than a century ago.

  • City offers financial incentives for businesses

    The city of Springfield is hoping to lure more businesses into downtown by offering an attractive bait. Through the Springfield Main Street Renaissance Program, the city is offering financial assistance to retail and service-oriented businesses to locate in Springfield’s historic commercial district, which encompasses Main Street from Doctor Street to Walnut Street and Cross Main Street across from the 1816 courthouse.

  • SWEDA shows industrial appreciation

    The Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority hosted its annual Industrial Appreciation Breakfast Sept. 2 at Mordecai’s on Main.

    The event was to show the organization’s appreciation for local businesses and their commitment to the Springfield and Washington County Community.

    To show that appreciation, SWEDA provided a meal, as well as several door prizes for employees of local industries, as well as presenting awards of recognition to the businesses and industrial operators who have recognized milestone anniversaries in the community.

  • Joseph Thomas Candles to host grand re-opening today

    Joseph Thomas True Candles will be hosting a grand re-opening in Springfield on Friday, Sept. 11 from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12. from 9 a.m. until noon at their new location at 240 Lebanon Hill, Suite 2B behind Showplace Custom Marble. Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will be awarded.

    For more information, call (859) 336-5029, or visit www.josephthomastrue.com on the Internet.

  • School officials planning Phase 1 expansion

    A school tax increase has been approved for Washington County, and now there will be more money coming into the school system’s budget, including a portion that will go toward facilities for the school district. So what will be done with that money?

  • Local musician finding success in Nashville

    Music flows through her veins, and though she learned to play by ear, Deanna Loveland is now playing for a living.

    Formerly Deanna Tomlinson, the 20-year-old up-and-coming musician and more decided to change her name for professional, as well as personal reasons.

    “I decided to use a stage name professionally. I don’t have a lot of trouble with it, but still with the possibility of stalkers, it was mainly for privacy,” she said.