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  • Library welcomes new reading therapy dog

    Reading therapy, PAWSitive Reading, returns to the Washington County Public Library on Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 am. Libraries can be quiet places where both children and adults can study or find a good story, but when children or adults visit the library and see a dog, the environment may become a little more exciting. Washington County Public Library is excited to welcome dog handler, Dorathy, back with her new reading therapy dog, Ziggy.

  • Conway, Young in search for Democratic governor bid

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

  • Governor Republican primary a four-man race

    Franklin Clark and John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

  • Roution reflects on Oaks

    Washington County was represented on the track at Churchill Downs this past weekend, but not in the way you might expect.

    Annie Roution was selected to take part in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade after finishing in the top 10 of the online voting competition for the event, and she said she came away from the experience enlightened.

  • Saturday 5K to help fund resource group

    The mission of the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) is to provide resources to parents and students to remove non-cognitive barriers.

    Accomplishing that goal has been less challenging in the past with funding more adequately distributed. However, with state funding based on free and reduced lunch numbers — and those numbers steadily increasing in recent years — the same amount of funding has been forced to be stretched even further. In the schools served by FRYSC alone (WCES, WCMS and WCHS) free and reduced lunch now exceeds 60 percent of students.

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  • Murder charges follow fatal collision

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, faces numerous charges after a collision involving three vehicles on Sunday around 12:35 p.m. in Springfield that left a Bardstown man dead.

    Among the charges, Mendoza faces one count of murder, as well as a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Mendoza was heading northbound on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van when he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of US 150.

  • North Washington School clear after threat

    Kentucky State Police responded to North Washington School last week after a threatening message was found in a bathroom on the campus.

    According to a report provided by KSP, they were asked last Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a threat to “...blow up the school on April 30.” The message was written on a bathroom stall in a boys’ restroom. Principal Amanda Mattingly was informed after several students saw the message and the authorities were notified.

  • News briefs for 4/29

    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.
     
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.
     

  • Two candidates face off for secretary of state

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.