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  • SCC observes Banned Books Week Sept. 27-29


    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Holy Bible are all books that you would most likely find in any household or on any library shelf in America.

    These same books have also been banned at some point in time. That’s why St. Catharine College will hold their Fourth Annual Banned Books Week Read-Out Sept. 27-29.

  • News briefs

    Sept. 23
    WCHS SBDM election
    The WCHS SBDM will be conducting an election for one parent representative on Friday, Sept. 23 in the high school lobby.
    The election will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The parents that are running for the position are Diane Edwards and Melinda Wingfield. Any questions you may contact Joey Spalding at 336-3939.

    Sept. 23-25
    Historical Harvest Homecoming

  • Small-town homecoming


    Ninie (Glasscock) Hammon left Springfield in 1995 after serving five years as editor, general manager and eventually publisher of The Springfield Sun.

    After 16 years away, Hammon returned to Springfield on Wednesday of last week to sign copies of her books at the Washington County Public Library.
    She’s been quite busy in the last 16 years.
    Currently, she spends most of her time writing.

  • Mackville man dies in auto accident last Tuesday


    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville died Tuesday in a fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.
    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.
    Lewis worked at Calumet Farm in Lexington.

  • District lands another $100K


    The Washington County School Board voted to accept a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

    It is the second grant of the same amount to come from the foundation.
    Washington County Public Schools received a similar grant in February to help students prepare for college.
    The school district is just one of 12 in the state to receive the grant, which totals $8.8 million over three years.

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled


    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, has been delayed until Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder building in Louisville. 

    Bartley, 43, of Springfield requested his sentencing be rescheduled until around the middle of September.

  • Property tax rates remain the same for city residents


    Tax rates on personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft will remain the same as last year for Springfield city residents.

    The second reading of the ad valorem tax on real and personal property and the ordinance on re-establishing a tax rate on motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft were passed unanimously by the Springfield City Council on Sept. 13 at its regular scheduled meeting.
    Tax rates for real and personal property remain at $.130 per $100 valuation of property assessed for taxation.

  • Jake’s Day at the River


    In the poultry world, a jake is a young turkey.
    On Saturday, a group of children and adults came to River of Life Community Church to celebrate Jake’s Day. These were no turkeys, however.

    Jake’s Day is an educational program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. “Jake’s” stands for “juniors acquiring knowledge, ethics and sportsmanship.”
    The local Wild Turkey Federation sponsored a Jake’s Day event on Saturday at River of Life.

  • Invisible Children to present at SCC


    In observance of International Day of Peace, St. Catharine College Peace & Justice Committee, Campus Ministry and Dominican Young Adults(Kentucky Chapter) will be hosting a presentation by the San Diego, Calif., based organization Invisible Children.

    Invisible Children is a media-based, youth-driven, non-profit organization working to end the longest running conflict in Africa where rebel forces use children as soldiers.

  • Chiropractor’s challenge helps support shelter


    Dr. Dennis Short, a Lebanon chiropractor, knew that he wanted to donate a portion of his money to a non-profit organization in town.

    He just didn’t know where.
    “I wanted to give local because I can see the benefits of it,” he said. “So I started asking around. I wanted to do something. But what is it?”
    Short’s answer came from Jane Higdon of Lebanon, who suggested The Caring Place to him.
    Higdon learned about The Caring Place through an article published in December.