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Today's News

  • News briefs 8/6

    Ongoing events

    Leadership Washington County Adult Group

    The Washington County Extension Service is planning for the 2014-15 Adult  Leadership Class.
    If you are interested, please call 859-336-7741.

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

    The meeting will be Aug. 20 at BJ’s in Bardstown. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patient, caregiver, family and friends.
    Call Jane Swarts at (502) 350-4458 with questions.

  • Pair of injury accidents in county

    An accident on KY-555 on July 26 led to injuries to at least three people, according to a report released by the Springfield Police Department.

    Jamison M. Newcome, of Campbellsville, was traveling south on KY-555 in a 2002 Saturn when he passed through the intersection at US-150 and collided with a 2005 Ford Taurus driven by Raymond C. Witten.

  • Baby season with Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    This summer seems to be baby season. When two grandchildren announced they were having baby boys within two months of each other, it was time to quilt in a hurry!

    Babies like bright colors, so a primary palette was chosen.  

  • Students learn lessons on campaign trail

    When former Washington County High School government and history teacher Ryan New offered his students the chance to take part in a political campaign, five students (Bethany Wheatley, Jordan Wheatley, Claire Miller, Robert Lewis and Brittany Greenwell) jumped at the chance.

    The proposal was simple.

    Jacqueline Coleman, whom New knew from their time at Centre College, needed volunteers to help in her campaign for the 55th House of Representatives district.

  • A family’s newest blessing

    Adoption for Bobby Joe and Amanda Mattingly was not something that was always in the couple’s plans. For them, the addition of 21-month-old Emma Grace to their family was the result of the opening of a door of opportunity.

  • Next step for Robertson building

    A presentation was held on Main Street last Thursday for the awarding of the $780,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city of Springfield for renovations to the Robertson Building.

    The building, which was built more than 100 years ago and is included on the National Register of Historic Places, was gifted to the city in 2011 and funding for the renovation of the property was recently finalized.

  • Time to join or rejoin 4-H is now

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization.

    This week, many Washington County students may have picked up an enrollment form to join or rejoin 4-H for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Each fall, youth must fill out a 4-H enrollment form indicating what activities or clubs they wish to participate in for the coming year.

    Enrollment forms may be returned to the extension office or to homeroom teachers to be picked up by 4-H.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: In their footsteps

    The first time JoHanna Spalding saw her sister, Shelby, play volleyball, she was hooked. She was captivated by how quickly the ball moved from player to player, but she was especially fascinated by the hitting. That was definitely what stuck out the most.

    But even if she had not been awestruck by the game at first sight, it’s safe to say that she would have pursued the sport anyway. Shelby played, and that was the most important aspect for JoHanna.

  • SCC wrestling attends national conference

    Over the past three days, the St. Catharine College wrestling coaching staff, head coach Spencer Adams, assistant coach Gary Canter and graduate assistant Brandon Sellers, attended the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    The coaching staff took the trip to in order to enhance their coaching skills by working with coaches from across the United States.

    This NWCA conference hosts about 300 college coaches across the nation from NCAA Division I, II and III, along with teams from the NJCAA, NAIA and the NCWA.

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top advocate for football

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.