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  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

    In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.

  • Two men face four felonies

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Two men were indicted on Feb. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court of multiple felonies, including robbery in the first degree (Class B) and impersonating a peace officer (Class D).

    Jason L. Keene, 32, of 301 Village Loop in Lebanon and James D. Wray, 35, of 129 Armory Hill in Springfield, were each charged in connection with a Jan. 3 incident.

  • Road upgrades approved

    With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District’s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

    Road budget

  • Rearranging the pieces

    Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.

    It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.

  • Hosparus helping patients in central Kentucky

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.

    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.

    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Top-10 in Kentucky job growth

    The Cabinet for Economic Development recently conducted a study to determine which Kentucky counties were most successful in creating jobs in 2014, and the results showed that things continue to head in the right direction locally.

    Marion County owns the highest growth rate from last year, while Washington County came in seventh in the state as the only other county represented from central Kentucky. Other counties in the top-10 include Fulton, Boone, McCracken, Shelby, Powell, Metcalfe, Daviess and Todd.

  • News briefs for 2/25

    Ongoing
      
    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 at (859) 336-3232.
       
    School cancellations and 4-H
    Remember that if school is canceled due to bad weather, any project, club meetings or 4-H activities scheduled for that day are canceled, too. If the event takes place on a Saturday, listen to WLBN-WLSK for cancellation information.
       

  • Mary Kutter’s Country Classic Hour

    The days of Ed Sullivan, Porter Wagoner and Barbara Mandrell are not over. In fact, they may be, perhaps, reviving with a new upcoming country music variety show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour,” which began airing on BRTV Cable Channel 19 Bardstown Cable, WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM on Feb. 12.

    Brainchild of Roth Stratton, managing partner of the stations, the show features rising  Kentucky artists, bands and songwriters as well established acts from Nashville. The bi-monthly show is hosted by Washington County native Mary Kutter.

  • Trailer stolen from water company

    Springfield Police are searching for a 30-foot flatbed trailer after it was reported stolen from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

    David Bartley reported the trailer stolen on Jan. 26, and the case remains open.

    According to a report provided by SPD, Bartley informed authorities that the King trailer was taken sometime during the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
    The trailer had been parked across the road from the water company at Bluegrass Dairy due to a lack of storage space.

  • All in the family

    In the Robinson family, giving back to the community they call home is second nature. So too is being recognized for that selflessness.

    Aaron Robinson, a junior at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, received the award for 2014 Youth Leadership at January’s Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala, and no, you’re not having déjà vu.