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  • Smalley to lead WC boys

    Bernard Smalley was born and raised in Washington County. He played five years of varsity baseball and four years of varsity basketball at Washington County High School, and he was the head coach of the WC girls’ basketball team for seven years.

    Last week it was announced he will now get the chance to take over the Commander basketball team, something he has aspired to do since he was a child.

  • Emma, the fighter

    When Emma Spalding wakes up in the morning, her first thought is seeing if she can get ready fast enough to watch cartoons (Scooby Doo is her favorite).

    The deal is, if she gets ready before her dad, Joey, she can watch her shows until he’s ready to take her to school.

    She gets dressed first, brushes her teeth and then brushes her hair—in that order, specifically.

  • House fire claims Willisburg woman

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 15 and the state fire marshal are investigating a house fire that took the life of Anna Lou Barr, 87, of Willisburg on Sunday night.

    Barr’s residence at 2421 Main Street went up in flames some time before 11 p.m. on Sunday, as several neighbors attempted to offer assistance.

    Willisburg Mayor Pat Kirsch lives next door to Barr’s home and recalled waking to a terrifying sound.

  • News briefs 4/16

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Highway 55 Yard Sale
    The 2014 Highway 55 yard sale will be April 24-27. Residents and business along Ky Hwy 55, 147 miles and 11 counties.

    Holy Week Services at St. Catharine’s

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  • County employees could see raise

    During this past Monday’s regularly scheduled Washington County fiscal court meeting, the main topic of discussion centered around an increase in salaries of county employees, including the magistrates.

    At the previous court meeting, a committee was formed to review and recommend a figure for a possible raise for county employees.

    According to District 4 Magistrate Morris Sweazy, a member of the committee, their decision was to recommend a $100 per month raise for the magistrates and a two-percent increase for employees across the board.

  • A happy 100th McBirthday

    Morgan Beavers of Springfield celebrated turning 100 years old this past weekend at one of his most frequented spots in town, McDonald’s restaurant.

    Beavers is a regular at the fast food chain, visiting five days a week. If you stop by on a weekday around 1 p.m., you’re sure to find him and a group of close friends taking part in some good conversation.

  • WCHS students capture local history in artwork

    A unique piece of art has been displayed around town recently that is the work of young, local artists and encompasses what it means to be from Washington County.

  • Inaugural Green Festival coming this month

    “Local products, local food, local fun!”

    That is the tagline for the first-ever Springfield Green Festival, which will take place on April 26 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m along Depot Street (the road where the new farmers market is located).

    Organized by the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, the event will, in part, focus on teaching the local population about how it can help the environment and how it can be fiscally beneficial for someone to “go green.”