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Today's News

  • No new school just yet

    The opening of the new Washington County High School facility was once again pushed back on Monday night, after the school board voted 4-0 in favor of delaying the move until winter break in December.

    The move-in was previously scheduled for Oct. 14, following an extended two-week fall break period. However, delays in construction, as well as an insurance dispute over the removal of graffiti from the Aug. 22 incident, led officials to postpone the opening.

  • WC just keeps on winning

    After winning its first 12 games of the season, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team(14-2, 2-2) have dropped two of the squad’s last four games.

    But it’s how WC has responded after each loss that has impressed assistant coach Casey Mudd the most. The team went 6-7 in games following a loss, but a win this past Monday against the Anderson County Bearcats (8-5) improved their record in that department to 2-0 on the season.

  • Harvest in Mackville

    Last year’s success in reviving the Mackville Harvest Festival — which had been dormant for eight years before that — helped this year’s event expand to a two-day affair.
    There were eight committee members in all to help with the decision-making process for this year’s festivities — Donna Harmon, Amanda Preston, Jeannie Hatchett, Billie Ann Riley, Brenda Noel, Beverly Knecht, Linda Riney  and Jim Powell.

  • Today in History
  • City votes on tax raise

    The second reading and a subsequent vote were held at last Tuesday’s Springfield city council meeting to raise the property tax rate to 15.24 percent for the upcoming year.

    Last year’s rate was 14.49 percent, and the boost will allow a four-percent increase in revenue for the city. During August’s meeting, City Administrator Laurie Smith said the tax hike would result in a difference of $7.50 annually on a $100,000 property.

  • County attorney race about continuing success

    Greg Goatley

    Greg Goatley has spent the last 34 years practicing law, and he said the opportunity is finally there for him to expand his role within Washington County.

    Having worked in real estate, estates, criminal and domestic law as part of his private practice, he’s ready to take the skills he has honed over more than three decades and make the transition to serving as the local county attorney.

  • Horsin’ around at camp

    The slow evolution of Camp Horsin' Around in Perryville has taken a decade to reach its current point, but that work has turned it into one of the best opportunities for children to enjoy a camp, particularly those with disabilities or health problems.

    The camp, which was incorporated in 2004, accepted campers for its fourth summer in 2014, with more than 300 visitors.

  • News briefs for 9/17

    WC Fair Books
    Washington County Fair books are now available.
    They are at the following locations: Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, Farm Bureau Ins. and the Washington County Extension Office.
    For more information, call Krista Thompson (859) 284 5524

    Wednesday, Sept. 17


    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

  • Art exhibit at SCC on Thursday

    This Thursday, Sept. 18, the St. Catharine College Fine Arts Department will be presenting a color abstract art exhibit entitled “Anthology of Hope,” featuring the work of  Dr. Keith Auerbach, a Louisville-based artist. It will be located on the mezzanine level of the Emily W. Hundley Library.

  • Appreciation for first responders