Local News

  • PHOTOS: Singing for joy
  • Giving back to emergency services

    Each year since 2002, fred’s Super Dollar stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations. The campaign was successful again this year, and fred’s Super Dollar is donating a total chain-wide of over $327,615 to local emergency teams across their regions. “Hero Hats” were sold at fred’s Super Dollar stores for $1 each, with all proceeds going to selected emergency teams around store locations. In addition, all operating profits from store sales on Sept. 11 were also donated.

  • PHOTO: Ornament decorating winners
  • Courtneys named “Outstanding Young Farm Family” by KFB

    (This story is published with permission from the Kentucky Farm Bureau)

    Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2013 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and the community.

  • News briefs 12/18

    Change in Recycling Dates–Holiday Schedule
    There will be a change in curbside recycling dates for Springfield.  The City of Springfield has announced the following change of dates for their recycling schedule:
    Recycling dates of Dec. 25-26 will be changed to Jan. 2-3, 2014.

    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.

  • City holds brief meeting

    City of Springfield officials came together for a short meeting last Monday at City Hall, adjourning after a 45-minute session.

    The primary action taken was Mayor John W. Cecconi’s appointment of Mark Moore to the board of zoning adjustment by executive order.

    A motion was made by councilwoman Brooke Coulter to approve invoices for payment, as well as the approval of financial statements. The motion was seconded by councilman Willie Ellery and unanimously approved by those in attendance.

  • PHOTOS: Making his rounds
  • ‘For the long haul’

    Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    In Leviticus, an ancient text sacred to Jews and Christians, God reminds his people that the land belongs to him, that they are but sojourners upon it, and that it is their purpose to provide for its redemption.

    On Tuesday afternoon, some 70 believers, including nuns from three Catholic communities and representatives of Judaism, Sufism, Buddhism and Native American religion, gathered on a cold, windswept farm near New Haven to join in that redemptive work.

  • Giving the gift of faith

    For those donating to Operation Christmas Child (OCC), it’s about more than providing a child overseas with daily essentials, toys and treats; it’s about spreading their faith.

    Last year, Washington County donated 309 shoeboxes to children in need overseas. This year, however—the third that WC has been involved—the local community was responsible for the donation of 1,112 boxes.

  • Mackville woman killed in single car accident

    A Washington County resident died following a single car accident on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m.

    Nancy Christerson, 55, of Mackville, passed away on Saturday at Flaget Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained after striking a guardrail and overturning along the roadway.

    According to an accident report provided by the Nelson County Sheriff Department, Christerson was traveling east near the 34-mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway when the accident occurred.