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Today's News

  • An unwanted invitation

    Residents in northern Washington County woke last Sunday to find a small package in their driveways, and many have expressed displeasure with the message that was sent.

    Some time late Saturday (July 19) night or early Sunday morning, plastic sandwich bags containing a flier were distributed throughout Mackville, Texas and Willisburg, and the message was that of a recruiting effort for the Ku Klux Klan.

    Each flier was weighted down with a small, white stone and left no indication of who distributed them.

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  • Springfield falls in 16th annual President's Cup

    Since the President’s Cup inception 16 years ago, the battle between Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club and Lebanon Country Club has been tight.

    A win by Lebanon this year helped prove just how close the series has been, evening the all-time record at 8-8.

    The Lebanon side came away with an 18-12 victory after the two-day event.

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  • Sen. Stine visits Isaiah House

    A pair of state officials stopped by the Isaiah House in Willisburg last week to learn more about the facility’s practices, as well as to engage in discussions about the growing problem of heroin use across the state.

    Senate President Pro Tempore Katie Stine-R, District 24 (Bracken, Campbell and Pendleton counties) and Rep. Kim King-R, Harrodsburg, were given a tour of the main building and had a chance to sit down for a conversation with Isaiah House Exectutive Director Mark LaPalme, who recently returned to the position following a short hiatus.

  • Festival season in Springfield

    The City of Springfield’s African-American Heritage has grown into one of the city’s best festivals.  This year — the 11th since the festival began — the event will be held at Court Square in downtown Springfield on Friday starting at 6 p.m.

  • Dr. Grundy to speak at African-American Heritage Festival

    As the City of Springfield prepares to celebrate the 11th Annual African American Heritage Festival on Friday night, Aug. 1, Dr. Gabrielle J. Grundy, MD, will return to her hometown to help celebrate this year’s theme of promoting health and wellness.

    “Dr. Gabby”, as she is called at her office in Louisville, knows all too well how important it is to take good care of your physical and mental health and is very pleased that the festival is celebrating good health.

  • Architects address school

    Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects were on hand at last Monday’s Washington County School Board meeting, and discussions about the progress made in construction of the new high school was at the forefront of talks.

    Leonard Bowers of Ross Tarrant informed the board that a “lot of progress has been made” since school officials last met with the architects on-site, and that many of the issues that the board had concerns about are being taken care of.