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  • News briefs 9/3

    Sept. 2-6

    Trash collection
    Due to the Monday holiday, all Rumpke services for this week will be delayed by one day. Rumpke will operate Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Saturday Sept. 6.

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    Fair Board meeting
    There will be a Washington County Fair Board meeting on Sept. 4, at 5 p.m.  at the WC Extension Office.
    Anyone interested in helping out with this year’s fair or would like to join the fair board are invited to attend.

  • Governor names Brookfield to women’s commission

    Governor Steve Beshear made a plethora of appointments to various Kentucky boards and commissions earlier this week.

    Among those who were named was Bettye B. Brookfield, an art professor at St. Catharine College. She was appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Women.

    According to the commission’s website — www.women.ky.gov — it is “dedicated to elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth, empowering them to overcome barriers to equity and expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.”

  • Sew This & That: Different strokes of sewing

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We have so much to share, so let’s get right down to the knitty gritty stuff!

    Do you know that there are standard seam allowances for different  types of sewing?  Clothing construction uses five-eighths inch of a seam, home dec uses one-half inch of a seam and quilting uses one-quarter inch of a seam.  These can be assumed, unless the pattern or instructions state differently.

    Accurate stitching is important for straight, flat seams in both garments and drapery.

  • Guthrie hosts town hall at SCC

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, continued his annual tour through his district last Wednesday with a visit to St. Catharine College in Springfield, and he said he’s aware that the public is not particularly pleased with the actions — or lack thereof — by the federal government.

  • School tax rate approved

    A new tax rate for 2014-15 was approved at last week’s Washington County School Board meeting, passing by a 3-1 vote.

    Board members reviewed two options, deciding to go with the option that will result in roughly $120,000 in additional revenue.

    Option A, as it was labeled in last week’s agenda, consisted of a four-percent rate at 58.9 cents for real property and the same number for personal property. Option B was the compensating rate at 56.6 cents for real property and 57.6 on personal property.

  • Wreck in the ‘Burg

    A Bardstown man was flown to University of Louisville Hospital last Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US-150 and Croake Station Road in Fredericktown around 3:20 p.m.

    David M. Lucas, 30, received first-aid from Washington County Emergency Medical Services before being flown to UofL with undisclosed injuries.

  • Education runs deep for WCHS principal

    For new Washington County High School Principal Thad Elmore, his career in education is all about the students.

    It was a mentality that was instilled in him at an early age, and he said he’s held his belief that the students come first throughout his career.

  • Body found in burned car identified

     

    The Kentucky State Police have identified the victim in an Aug. 1 car fire as Thomas Ray Pendygraft, 20, of Loretto. Pendygraft was identified through DNA testing.

    The state police were called to investigate a car fire at 7:48 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Springfield Reservoir on Booker Road. A Washington County sheriff's deputy reported that a body was inside the car.

    In the days after the fire, the state police reported that the victim was a male, but did not make any further statement about the individual.

  • County unemployment drops, hiring continues

    Just as many prepare to enjoy a well-deserved Labor Day holiday, area job opportunities are growing.

    Unemployment figures are improving throughout most of Kentucky and workforce development professionals are optimistic that trend will continue.

    In Washington County, the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in July, compared to 8.7 percent in July 2013, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reported last week.

  • Learning legislature

    Middle school students at North Washington received a crash course on the inter-workings of state legislature last Wednesday morning, as they received a visit from Rep. Kim King.

    King handed out activity and fact books relating to the legislative process, even providing students with the tools to suggest any law that they feel should be put into place.

    King shared her background and some of the more interesting aspects of being in legislature before taking questions from the youngsters.