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  • Junior Mister is set for this weekend

    This Saturday, there will be 10 contestants on the Washington County High School stage, all vying for the same prize. They will be, among other things, showcasing their most treasured talents.

    One will be dancing a ballet to “I Hope You Dance” while another sings “Wrecking Ball.” But no matter what they do, one thing is for sure: these Junior Mister participants will not be able to match the charm of their Distinguished Young Woman counterparts.

  • Kutter recognized at national competition

    Mary Kutter is a familiar name to many in the Washington County area.

    She graduated from Washington County High School in 2010 as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA, was the WCHS Marching Band field commander for the two years the band won the KMEA State Championship and she has coordinated and performed in the Relay for Life Concert for Hope the last three years.

  • Ballard embracing new role at ECTC

    Dr. Sarah Ballard is closely watching the development of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus.

    As the facility’s new administrative coordinator, that’s her job. She’s responsible for the overall management of the full-service campus, including course and program scheduling, traditional and non-traditional student recruitment, advising and counseling, budget and personnel and marketing, among many other duties.  

    “It feels like everything,” she joked.   

  • Blood drive opportunities

    Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and become part of its ever-growing family tree; join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause.

    “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” Tim Ryerson, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region said. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

  • News briefs 4/9

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus

  • News briefs 4/2

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Free Tree Seedlings

  • Library to host event
  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Just recently, one of our readers contacted This & That in regard to a whopping piece of fabric made from gold and silver metallic threads.  The lady was a little frantic as to how to handle this precious and very expensive cloth.

  • A slice of Heaven

    For Beverly Bonzo, Zoie Covert and everyone at Springfield Presbyterian Church, this week’s opening of Heavenly Treasures in downtown Springfield is not about being a business opportunity, but instead is a chance to give back to the Washington County community.

    Bonzo and Covert spear-headed the idea of the store, which will open its doors to customers on Thursday.

  • Raising autism awareness

    There is no known single cause of autism.

    The Autism Society’s website, however, says that there are ways to help benefit families dealing with autism, including something as simple as increased awareness.

    With April serving as Autism Awareness Month, no time is like the present when it comes to becoming more informed about autism, according to Melody McClain, the mother of an autistic son and a member of the Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS).

    “There is a lot of education to be had,” McClain said.