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  • Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway meeting open to the public

    A meeting about the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the conference room of the Springfield Opera House.

    Topics to be discussed are sign designs, effective sign placement and marketing.

     The public is invited to come by this meeting and listen to their presentation and share ideas about the newly designated 71 mile national scenic byway that travels through Hodgenville,  New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

     

  • Patriots enjoy winning weekend of volleyball


    The chance of a letdown was possible Saturday when the Patriot volleyball team took on the visiting Shawnee State Bears, just 17 hours after they notched a big five-set win over the Rio Grande RedStorm.

    But Adam Stevenson’s team took care of business with a 3-1OK win over the visitors, giving them a winning weekend in Mid-South Conference play.

  • Can’t get past Taylor County

    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanderette soccer team fell to 0-7 for the season on Thursday night with a 7-0 loss to Taylor County. Washington County’s offensive struggles continued, but coach Seamus Marrinan was pleased with the improvement he saw from his team.
    “Overall we played better,” he said via e-mail. “We had a 25-minute period in the second half where we kept them from scoring, and we were able to catch Taylor County in six offsides calls.”

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds


    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • High school exterior drawings unveiled


    Two drawings of the new high school building were shown on Thursday at a special-called school board meeting, but the board members opted to send them back for some changes.

    Drawings and a presentation were shown of two versions of the building, which featured architecture that presented a progressive look.
    Four schemes were originally presented at the SWEDA retention breakfast in September, but after review and comments from the pubic, the drawings were narrowed down to two.

  • Lassiter named GM / advertising manager of The Sun; Osbourne named editor


    Judy “Shorty” Lassiter has been named GM/advertising manager of The Springfield Sun in Springfield. Lassiter assumed her new leadership duties at the weekly on Oct. 1.

    In this newly restructured role at the business unit, Lassiter will be responsible for both advertising sales and operational oversight of the weekly newspaper and Twin County Advantage that serves the Washington County market.
    She will directly coach and lead the newspaper staff in the day-to-day newspaper operation.

  • P.O. rent can be lowered


    In an attempt to save the post office in Mackville, the landlords of the building want the United States Postal Service to know that the rent can be negotiated to a lower fee in order to help keep the service in the community.

    The Masons own the building that the post office is in, and according to member Bobby Lee Russell, they are willing to negotiate to keep the business in town.

  • Much of Chesser’s disappearance a mystery


    Randall Chesser, a 7-year-old autistic boy who was found last week after being missing for 45 hours, now refers to the episode as the time he “went hunting.”

    For the 500 or more volunteers and emergency workers who scoured hills, creeks and fields, it was a hunting trip they won’t soon forget. Fortunately, the story had a happy ending.
    After spending a couple days at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to be treated for dehydration, Randall returned home Thursday.

  • Educators optimistic about No Child Left Behind scores


    The Washington County school district didn’t necessarily make the grade with its recent No Child Left Behind results, but neither did the majority of the state.

    Less than 13 percent of school districts in Kentucky met all of their No Child Left Behind (NCLB) adequate yearly progress goals, according to the NCLB 2011 adequate yearly progress (AYP) report. Only 42 percent of schools in the state met all of their goals.

  • School board to present new high school exteriors to the public Thursday

    A special-called meeting of the Washington County Board of Education will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at central office.

    An item to be discussed on the agenda is the review of a compilation of exteriors of the new high school.

    Public attendance and feedback about the exteriors is encouraged.