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  • Road upgrades approved

    With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District’s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

    Road budget

  • Rearranging the pieces

    Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.

    It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.

  • Hosparus helping patients in central Kentucky

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.

    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.

    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Top-10 in Kentucky job growth

    The Cabinet for Economic Development recently conducted a study to determine which Kentucky counties were most successful in creating jobs in 2014, and the results showed that things continue to head in the right direction locally.

    Marion County owns the highest growth rate from last year, while Washington County came in seventh in the state as the only other county represented from central Kentucky. Other counties in the top-10 include Fulton, Boone, McCracken, Shelby, Powell, Metcalfe, Daviess and Todd.

  • News briefs for 2/25

    Ongoing
      
    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
       
    School cancellations and 4-H
    Remember that if school is canceled due to bad weather, any project, club meetings or 4-H activities scheduled for that day are canceled, too. If the event takes place on a Saturday, listen to WLBN-WLSK for cancellation information.
       

  • Mary Kutter’s Country Classic Hour

    The days of Ed Sullivan, Porter Wagoner and Barbara Mandrell are not over. In fact, they may be, perhaps, reviving with a new upcoming country music variety show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour,” which began airing on BRTV Cable Channel 19 Bardstown Cable, WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM on Feb. 12.

    Brainchild of Roth Stratton, managing partner of the stations, the show features rising  Kentucky artists, bands and songwriters as well established acts from Nashville. The bi-monthly show is hosted by Washington County native Mary Kutter.

  • Trailer stolen from water company

    Springfield Police are searching for a 30-foot flatbed trailer after it was reported stolen from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

    David Bartley reported the trailer stolen on Jan. 26, and the case remains open.

    According to a report provided by SPD, Bartley informed authorities that the King trailer was taken sometime during the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
    The trailer had been parked across the road from the water company at Bluegrass Dairy due to a lack of storage space.

  • All in the family

    In the Robinson family, giving back to the community they call home is second nature. So too is being recognized for that selflessness.

    Aaron Robinson, a junior at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, received the award for 2014 Youth Leadership at January’s Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala, and no, you’re not having déjà vu.

  • Just STOP

    Stop.

    One word, four letters.

    Easy to read, write and understand - or is it?

    According to local law enforcement and Washington County school officials, there have been some drivers who aren’t obeying school bus stop signs when they’ve been activated.
    In fact, there have been three or four incidents in Paul Terrell’s eight months as director of transportation for the Washington County School District.

  • Q&A session with Springfield’s new mayor

    Debbie Wakefield’s tenure as mayor of Springfield may be less than two months in, but that doesn’t mean it has been without historical significance locally.

    Wakefield became the first female and first African American mayor of Springfield when she claimed last November’s race over three other candidates.

    She is a Springfield native and 1988 graduate of Washington County High School who has served the past six years as a city council member.