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  • PHOTOS: Kickin’ it at Camp Calvary
  • Scout's honor

    Troop 429, the Boy Scouts group based in Springfield, took a week-long trip to the woods recently and they came back with an abundance of knowledge that will help them with everything from surviving in the wild to working as a team.

    The eight-member group, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years old, visited Camp Crooked Creek near Bernheim Forest from June 22-28, and it proved to be a worthwhile experience for all involved.

  • Blitz project covers tri-county area

    Daniel Greenwell was covered in dust and sweat Saturday afternoon when he put down his hammer, picked up a cold drink and surveyed the progress he and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers had made on the two houses they’re building side by side on McGowan Avenue in Bardstown.

    The frames for both had been put up in less than 48 hours.

    “I don’t work this hard for a living,” he said.

    Curtis Greenwell laughed when he heard what his younger brother had said.

  • News briefs 7/16

    Ongoing events

    School supply list
    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Washington County Summer Feeding Program

  • City council touches on loans, recent event

    Mayor John W. Cecconi updated city officials on Springfield’s outstanding loans at last week’s city council meeting, stating that he wanted everyone to know where they stood heading into the new fiscal year.

  • Local man fled drug raid

    A Springfield man is wanted in Boyle County after deputies say he fled during a drug raid where he could have seriously hurt someone.

    The Boyle County sheriff says John Essex, better known as Mikey, fled a drug raid and is on the loose after driving through these fences during a police chase Friday morning.

  • Sky High

    Dan Avilla started flying remote control planes in 1969. He’s been flying RC jets for 15 years.

    And this year was the fourth time he’s made the trip from Prescott, Ari. to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for Jets Over Kentucky.

    “The scenery is beautiful. The local people are so receptive and friendly wherever you go,” Avilla said. “And Lewis Patton just runs a smooth event.”

    Patton has been organizing Jets Over Kentucky for 10 years. According to Avilla, it’s one of the best shows he and his wife attend.

  • Elmore to be WCHS’ next principal

    A new principal was only going to be hired at Washington County High School if the right person stepped up to claim the position, as naming an interim principal for one year was not out of the question.

    Washington County Schools, however, found their man.

    Thad Elmore, who has been in education for 19 years, has spent much of his time in Elizabethtown — most recently at Helmwood Heights Elementary and TK Stone Middle — and he’ll be taking over at WCHS as students and faculty prepare to move to the new facility.

  • Swim and boat safely this summer

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    During the summer season, many people will spend time enjoying being in or on water. Before taking the boat out, visiting the pool, or trying a new water sport, it is imperative to understand proper safety and risk prevention. It is especially important for parents to review the rules of water safety with their children to prevent drowning.

  • Exchange students seek Springfield hosts

    Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families in and around Springfield for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

    Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active members of the family and integrate into their host’s daily routines and traditions just like any other family member.