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  • Play it safe with fireworks

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    As the Fourth of July approaches, communities will be organizing parades and fireworks displays to celebrate and many individuals will also be purchasing fireworks for their own display.  To prevent injury, it’s best to remember important safety information if you plan to have your own fireworks display.
     

  • 2015 Jeannie Award Gala nominees

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre walks the red carpet from Mordecai’s to the Springfield Opera House for the 5th annual Jeannie Awards Gala, Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening celebrating our past season and sneak peek into next.

  • News briefs for 6/10

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  • County sets tax district hearing

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for its first meeting of the month of June and addressed some big issues, including the announcement of the public hearing regarding the Conservation District’s request to become its own taxing district.

    The court announced the hearing will take place June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The venue will be announced at a later date.

    Budget and business
    First on the court’s chopping block was the second reading of the proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $37,000

    It was a successful weekend for Washington County Relay for Life, raising more than $37,000 with additional funds still rolling in.

    Relay committee co-chair Karen Purdom said organizers are quite pleased with that commitment from the community.

  • Mackville home lost to fire

    A house fire at the intersection of Mackville Road and Ky. 433 on Main Street in Mackville Thursday morning left one person suffering from smoke inhalation and the home is said to be a loss.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. on Thursday, and first-responders were contacted after a nearby resident saw the home’s occupant, Angela Mattingly, seeking refuge in the yard after escaping the smoke-filled house.

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  • Conservation district addressed

    Washington County will soon be having a public hearing about a new possible millage tax – one that’s proposed to be $2.20 a month on every $100,000 worth of real estate property. The money would go to Washington County’s Conservation District for a new technician and more projects that would benefit citizens of the county.

    On May 22, Washington County Fiscal Court met for it’s final time this month and voted to hold a public hearing on the Conservation’s District’s request to become it’s own taxing district.

  • INOAC adding jobs with expansion

    An expansion is in the works at INOAC’s Springfield plant that will result in 86 new jobs in a wide variety of roles.
    The recently completed 5,000 sq. foot addition to the building will accommodate the production of a new instrument panel for several different automobiles and is expected to launch in March 2016. INOAC’s vice president of North American human resources, Kurt Krug, said there will be a transition period between the current production line and the new one.

  • Boone recounts struggle with Hodgkin’s

    The annual Washington County Relay for Life event has become the most popular way to recognize local cancer survivors, and the 2015 version will be much the same.

    Some survivors have been fighting the disease for years, while others only recently found out about the incredible challenges that lie ahead. Cancer also doesn’t discriminate based on age, as was the case when Springfield native Katie Boone was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer of the immune system — on Feb. 5 of last year as a freshly turned 21-year-old.