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  • Seale is new theatre director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre has found its new director. 

    According to a statement from the city of Springfield, Kentucky native Eric Seale was recently hired as the theatre’s artistic managing theatre director at the Opera House on Main Street.

    Seale, of Lexington, will take on his new role effective Nov. 15. He had just finished summer work in Massachusetts as the graphics manager for the Williamstown Theatre Festival when he applied for the job.

  • Voters say no to new nickel

    The voters of Washington County were asked to decide on a proposed new school tax, and their answer was a resounding no.

    The proposed “nickel tax” that was placed on Tuesday’s general election ballot failed to be passed by a count of 4,097 to 1,206, or 77.26 percent.

    The tax would have meant an additional 5.8 cents per $100 in assessed property for Washington County taxpayers, or another $58 per $100,000 worth of property.

  • Correction: Absentee voting

     There was an error printed regarding absentee voting in the weeks briefs section.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, absentee voting is from 9-4:30 p.m. and will take place on Nov. 4 and 7.

  • Five vie for four seats on Willisburg City Council
  • Four candidates vie for school board seat

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  • EMS workers concerned about finding addresses

     

    Lack of road signs and visible address numbers are causing problems for the county’s emergency medical personnel.

    According to EMS Director Mark Hale, it’s a problem that has been going on for years.

    “It slows them down on response time,” Hale said. “Trying to figure out which house, which road, that’s where the new private roads are giving us trouble.”

    The problem only gets worse at night, he added.

  • Fiscal court remembers magistrate for his service

    Washington County Fiscal Court said goodbye to a friend and a colleague who passed away last month.

    Magistrate Morris Goode Sweazy, 80, who died Oct. 15, was remembered for his service to the county with a resolution signed by all magistrates last week.

  • WCHS band places second in state

    The Washington County Commander Marching Band is one of the top bands in Kentucky.

    That title was bestowed upon the Commanders Saturday night as they placed second at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band championships in Louisville.

    The band performed Saturday morning in semi-final competition against 15 other bands for a spot in Saturday night’s finals, and had to finish in the top four to advance, and that’s exactly what happened.

  • Commanders fall in home finale, 50-13

    Facing one of the top teams in Kentucky’s Class 2A football Friday night, the Washington County Commanders (2-7) suffered a tough 50-13 loss in their senior night game at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

    The Christian Academy - Louisville Centurions (8-1) came out firing on all cylinders and picked up a quick touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff.

  • School board receives $118,000 grant

    According to Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran, the county will receive $118,000 from a preschool grant that it was not expecting.

    “That was something new this year,” Cochran said. “We did not know whether or not we even had a chance for the funding … we were pleasantly surprised.”

    Assistant Superintendent Jason Simpson said the purpose of the Preschool Partnership Grant is to find students who are unable to attend, for any reason, high quality, all day programs.