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  • More bang for the buck

    A fixture in downtown Springfield each summer — weather permitting — has been the annual Independence Day event, and the 14th installment of the celebration could do more than ever to get local residents involved.

    The event will be held on Thursday in Springfield, maintaining the tradition of hosting the event on the evening prior to the 4th of July holiday. Though the rain, or lack thereof, has forced it to be rescheduled in recent years, all indications are that this year’s event will be free of interruption.

  • MD to KY reunion a success

    For the first time in six years, the Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Reunion was held, and St. Catharine College in Springfield played host for this year’s event, which was a resounding success.

    A 27-person committee spent the last two years planning the reunion’s revival, and the result was a well-attended event that brought visitors from at least 26 states back to their roots.

  • Building relationships: Mission group comes to Springfield

    For the volunteers of Young Neighbors in Action, it’s not just about the mission work. It’s also about fostering relationships.

    And when a group of 85 chaperones and high-school-aged missionaries from Young Neighbors visited Springfield last week, that’s exactly what they did.

    They built lasting relationships.

  • News briefs 6/25

    Ongoing events

    School supply list and dress code

    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.

    Child and after school care

  • Maryland to Kentucky reunion starts Friday

    If you’ve ever wanted to know more about your ancestors and their roots, an event that is coming to Springfield this weekend might be just what you’ve been looking for.

    The Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond reunion is set to begin on Friday and conclude on Sunday at St. Catharine College, and there will be no shortage of avenues for learning how to better research your personal ancestry.

  • Practice safety when working around home

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    Electricity is an essential part of our daily living. While it makes our life easier, it can also cause harm if precautions are not taken while working around the home. The American College of Emergency Physicians observes that more accidents will occur in the home than in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself by practicing proper safety habits.

    Follow these tips to maintain safety:

  • Pink fire truck rolling to town

    A unique chance for local residents to contribute to Relay for Life is coming to Springfield this weekend in the form of a pink fire truck that is covered in more than 4,000 signatures.

    The truck was created by the Radcliff and Vine Grove Fire Departments in 2012 and dons the name “Donna Joy” in honor of Vine Grove Assistant Fire Chief Sam Pearson’s wife, who passed away from cancer.

    The truck has been making stops throughout central Kentucky over the last two years, and will visit Oil Pros in Springfield on Saturday.

  • WCPS shines with grant

    The Washington County School District has received recognition over the last couple of years for the strides students have made in raising test scores across the county.

    Now, some of the teachers are being noticed for their roles in the school system’s success.

    Washington County has been part of an integration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — through the Kentucky Department of Education — since 2011, and local teachers have been quick to make their mark on the program.

  • 5 indicted on drug charges

    Five men who were arrested on April 30 by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in Washington County have been indicted on drug charges.

    Bobby J. Barnes, 53, James Dyllon Barnes, 19 and James M. Rogers, 39, all of 494 Croake Station Road were each arrested on felony charges for the cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

    Rogers and James Barnes are charged with Class D felonies for their first offense, while Bobby Barnes faces a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.

  • It’s showtime!

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre celebrated the actors, volunteers, crew, show sponsors and the 2013-14 season at its 4th annual Jeannie Awards gala. Springfield’s answer to the Tony Awards started with a buffet at Mordecai’s on Main for approximately 120 people, and then they all crossed Main Street on the red carpet to the Opera House with paparazzi and local TV coverage.