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  • A grade that saves

    The Springfield and Washington County fire departments already knew they would soon see a change in venue, and it was recently announced that another change relating to the first responders is on the way. This one could result in savings for many local residents.

    It was announced last week that Springfield’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is being moved to split classification 4/4x, down from class 6. The grades are determined on a 1-10 scale, with lower classifications being viewed as safer locations and 10 being least safe.

  • Wreck claims life of NWES student

    A tragedy has struck North Washington Elementary School, and the students and staff are trying to cope with an unimaginable loss.

    Tristan Yeager, 11, was a fifth-grade student at the school. Just before noon Sunday, Tristan lost his life in a two-vehicle accident on Perryville Road in Mercer County.

    Amanda Mattingly, principal of NWES, said she received a call about the accident Sunday afternoon. Monday, she and her staff were preparing to consult their students as many of them learned the news of their classmate’s death.

  • News briefs 8/13

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group
    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown
    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

  • PHOTO: A real 'Lifesaver'
  • Upcoming blood drive

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

    Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

  • Guthrie backs legal action against Obama

    Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, took recent action to express is discontent with the operations of President Barack Obama.

    Guthrie, the U.S. Representative for the 2nd congressional district, which includes the vast majority of Washington County, stated in a press release that the course of action taken by Obama exceeds his intended power.

  • Dominican Mile unveiled at SCC

    The Dominican Mile is officially open to the public at St. Catharine College after a ribbon-cutting was held last Friday in Lourdes Hall.

    The new walking track targets fitness while also giving recognition to the holy land that St. Catharine Motherhouse and St. Catharine College have been built on.

  • Hit the big stage

    Anne Tayler Redmon was singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Spencer County Fair last month, and she’s been singing it ever since after moving on to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinal at the Kentucky State Fair this weekend.

    Redmon, a sophomore at Washington County High School, placed second in the Spencer County preliminary and is now among the more than 200 competitors looking to claim the grand prize.

  • City taking action on abandoned property

    An exact timeframe of when the property at 108 Fairground Road became a nuisance to nearby residents is unclear, but what is clear is that they, along with the city of Springfield, are ready to see the mess gone.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).