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  • No greater surprise

    LeAnne Shouse and her son, Hayden, have been waiting for a year.

    They’ve been waiting for their husband and father, Jason Shouse (Army Reserve), to return home from Afghanistan, where he’s been serving his second year-long deployment.

    That wait finally ended last week much to Hayden’s surprise, as he walked into his kindergarten class at St. Dominic School on Thursday to find none other than his father sitting at his desk waiting to embrace his family for the first time in months.

  • On-the-job training leads to spirited career

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    A batch of moonshine isn’t made overnight.

    And neither is a successful business, especially in the spirits industry.
    But, in less than two years, Limestone Branch Distillery has doubled its sales, introduced several new products, and started a new career for at least one employee.

  • Holding a steady aim for the top

    For the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters, winning has become a habit. Seemingly every shoot the group enters, numerous first-place finishes follow. The group has taken on a mindset that they can outshoot anybody in the state, and they’re proving it.

  • School board discusses success, concerns

    The Washington County School Board held its monthly meeting last monday, and recently acquired information helped shed light on what the district has been doing well and what areas could use improvements.

    One area that has been improving yearly has been Washington County High School’s Advanced Placement program.

    Carolyn Ray, WCHS gifted coordinator, said the assistance from the Advance Kentucky grant over the last two years has made a major difference, and the numbers back her up.

  • County, Whayne reach agreement

    In a special-called meeting of the Washington County fiscal court, three Whayne Supply representatives were in attendance to explain what happened to drive up the cost of repairs to a county road grader that was discussed in the Sept. 11 issue of The Springfield Sun.

    The representatives were District Sales Rep Jim Whitis, VP (Louisville) Branch Operations Manager David Cummins and Nicholas Hill, a service foreman at Whayne.

  • PHOTOS: Mackville Harvest Festival
  • Community First: Community action serves Washington Countians

    Washington County Community Action has made a name for itself by serving the people of the local community. One of the program’s more well-known events took place last Thursday, as senior citizens were provided with meals—as they are once a month—thanks to the Feeding America hunger-relief charity.

  • Showing a little appreciation
  • St. D’s Ellery among 35 teachers recognized

    Marnie McAllister
    Record Assistant Editor

    The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) presented awards to 35 elementary educators during the Archdiocese of Louisville’s annual gathering to mark the start of another school year Aug. 9.

    The celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Church included Mass and the awards presentation.

    One teacher from 35 of the archdiocese’s 38 elementary schools received Catholic Education Foundation Teacher Awards, funded by the Dan Ulmer family. (Three schools did not have award nominees this year.)

  • WC Extension Office welcomes back Buckman

    While they’ll be bringing in a replacement for retired family and consumer sciences agent Kay Kennedy, the Washington County Extension Office will have the benefit of adding a familiar face to their staff.

    Cabrina Buckman, who served an internship with the extension office in 2010, is set to take over the position, which Kennedy left in the spring. Buckman was introduced at a reception on Monday, and the 2007 Washington County High School graduate said she can’t wait to get started working in her hometown.