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  • County still trying to fill dead animal void

    A part-time position to handle dead animal pickup in Washington County remains unfilled after months of searching, and Washington County Fiscal Court is weighing its options on how to find someone to occupy the vacancy.

    The opening with the road department was recently filled for a short time, but county officials said at last week’s meeting that the job wasn’t occupied for long.

  • Plan for move to new school

    The proposed plan for moving into the new Washington County High School building was provided by superintendent Robin Cochran recently, with the school board approving a schedule change on Monday night to accommodate the move.

    According to the proposal, high school students will begin the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7 at the current facility, before moving to the new building in October.

  • Judge candidate bows out

    Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, District 1, withdrew his candidacy on Monday, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military.

    A former commonwealth’s attorney, Cocanougher said his view of the judge’s seat as a very respectable and highly esteemed position influenced his decision to file.

  • Sen. Stine visits Isaiah House

    A pair of state officials stopped by the Isaiah House in Willisburg last week to learn more about the facility’s practices, as well as to engage in discussions about the growing problem of heroin use across the state.

    Senate President Pro Tempore Katie Stine-R, District 24 (Bracken, Campbell and Pendleton counties) and Rep. Kim King-R, Harrodsburg, were given a tour of the main building and had a chance to sit down for a conversation with Isaiah House Exectutive Director Mark LaPalme, who recently returned to the position following a short hiatus.

  • 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.