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  • Editor, actor, ballplayer, spy

    Author William E. Matthews will be at the Washington County Public Library on Thursday, October 23 at 5 p.m. for an appearance and book signing of “Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy.”

    Matthews will discuss his time in the CIA, during which he was involved in the Hungarian Revolution and various historical moments.

    He will also chat on his 51 years in the newspaper business, being an actor in two movies and a consultant on a third, and the launching of a sport magazine.

  • Local youth earns $1,000 college savings plan

    Eight Kentucky children are getting a head start on saving for college after participating in summer reading through their local libraries this year. One of the students is Dalton Huntsberger of Springfield. As winners of the Fizz Boom Save! summer reading program, each winning child’s family will receive a $1,000 Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT) account. Plus, the winners’ local library will receive $500 to use for future reading programs. KESPT is Kentucky’s official Section 529 College Savings Plan.

  • Line of succession for county clarified at meeting

    This past Monday, Washington County Fiscal Court met in regular session. The focus of the meeting centered on two issues: a continuity of government ordinance was presented to the magistrates and approval was needed for a resolution dealing with the Mackville Fire Department.

    The first matter pertained to a document that helped assign the county a chain of succession in taking over the responsibilities of the judge-executive should the current judge be unavailable during emergencies at the national, state or local levels.

  • Hurley to attend SCC event

    St. Catharine College’s annual Circle of Friends event has been a great fundraising endeavor for the school in years past, and this year, the event also promises a barrel of laughs for those in attendance.

    Comedian Dr. Carl L. Hurley will be the keynote speaker for the Oct. 23 event, and the Kentucky native known as “America’s funniest professor” has an extensive background in education himself.

  • Moving toward move-in

    The Washington County School Board held a special called meeting recently to discuss progress of the new Washington County High School construction project. In attendance were representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects, Alliance Corporation and bonding officials from Travelers Insurance.

    Board members and representatives for M&J Construction — which is working as a consultant to Washington County Schools for the project — informed the guests of issues relating to quality of work and timeliness with the school’s construction.

  • Washington County kicks off beer series

    If you’ve ever wanted to have a taste of Washington County, now is your chance.

    Through the new Kentucky county series from West Sixth Brewing Company, every county in the Bluegrass state will be represented with its own beer, and the series begins by going back to where it all started: Washington County.

    As the first county created as part of the commonwealth of Kentucky, Washington County will also represent the lead in the beer series, a symbolic tip of the hat to the state’s history.

  • PHOTOS: Chasing the bourbon

    Top teams (unofficial results)

    1. Team Primal Sport Mud (Louisville) - 19:03:54

    2. Team Ultra Speakeasy (Louisville) - 20:29:00

    3. Team Runner’s Rye (Louisville) - 21:23:39

    4. Team Trooper’s Bar (Knoxville, Tenn.) - 21:39:03

    5. Team Crop Dusters (Bend, Ore.) 21:57:55

    6. Team ARC - Audubon Running Club (Louisville) - 22:15:05
    7. Team Altitude Adjusted (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) - 22:31:10

  • News briefs 10/8

    Ongoing

    Absentee Voting Machine

    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. – noon for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.  
    Tuesday, Oct. 7

    Moving Forward Forum

  • Meet and greet at library

    The Washington County Public Library invites the community and all library supporters to the 2014 Library Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-6:30 pm at the Washington County Public Library at 210 E. Main Street.   This is an opportunity for library users to spend a few minutes with their state legislators, local officials and candidates to communicate how important their public library is to them.

  • Former SWEDA chair honored

    For more than 30 years, Springfield and Washington County have had a plan in place to encourage economic growth. For the entirety of that time, Chuck Polin has been part of the process.

    That is, until Polin stepped down as chairman of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on July 18. Last week, the organization, as well as local government officials, recognized Polin for his contribution.