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Today's News

  • Enough is enough

    I was walking through my local department store a couple of weeks ago when I came across something I wasn’t expecting.

    Christmas stuff.

    In early of October.

    Yes, before Halloween.

    Everyone who’s watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will recall the time Charlie Brown was trying to sell Christmas wreaths before Thanksgiving.

    As I recall, at least one character slammed their door in ol’ Chuck’s face, telling him it wasn’t even Thanksgiving.

  • 10/25/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Lincoln Dinner hosted in Springfield

    A number of politicians came to Springfield for the Washington County Republican Women’s Club second annual Lincoln Dinner in Springfield Thursday night.

    According to the club’s president, Jeana Crouch, the dinner was inspired by a similar one in a neighboring county.

    “Our dinner got its start last year because a couple of us went to a Nelson County Lincoln dinner and we were impressed,” Crouch said. “We thought this was something we would like to do here, because Washington County had never had a Lincoln dinner before.”

  • Council discusses sidewalk repiars

    Springfield City Council weighed the concrete facts about Springfield’s sidewalks Oct. 10.

    At the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, a representative from Concrete Technology Inc. went over the city’s options when it comes to refinishing sidewalks on Main Street. Troy Wilkerson of CTI met with several council members before the meeting to assess the sidewalks and find out what options there are regarding renovations.

  • Fiber optic internet could come to county

    The county is considering bringing information to the community at the speed of light.

    County officials, along with a committee dedicated to looking at the issue, are looking into what it would take to bring fiber optic cables into the community, and what it would mean for businesses and consumers.

    The cables, which allow information to be transmitted at the speed of light, would vastly increase internet speeds locally and provide both businesses and the average consumer a boost in speed and reliability.

  • National Business Women's Week

    This week is National Business Women’s Week, and members of the local Business and Professional Women organization are reflecting on the progress made over the years.

  • Dads are on the lookout

    Dogs are roaming the hallways in county elementary schools.

    Literally.

    For the last three years, students at North Washington School have enjoyed bringing their dads, granddads, uncles, and even neighbors into their classrooms.

    The Watch D.O.G.S. program is bringing Dads of Great Students to assist in school activities and act as positive role models to students.

    According to Wendy Chesser, Family Resource & Youth Services Coordinator, Watch D.O.G.S. is a national program that made its way to NWS in 2014.

  • 10/18/17 Briefs

    Wednesday, Oct. 18
    Free Flu Shot Clinic
    Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free flu shot clinic on Oct. 18 at Covenant Church of the Nazarene in Danville.  The free clinic will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may schedule an appointment by calling (859) 516-8806.  Flu shots are available for anyone 18 years of age and older.

    Thursday, Oct. 19
    Republican Women’s Club Meeting

  • Volleyball ends regular season

    Regular season play ended for Washington County volleyball with a loss against Bardstown last Thursday night. That result gives them a final record of 13-20 for the season after a rough spell in the last month saw them only win one game.

    Last week’s game against the Bardstown Tigers was another difficult matchup for the Commanderettes. Bardstown was undefeated in district play and had only lost three times throughout the season.

  • WC held scoreless by DeSales

    Up against one of the finest teams in the 2A class, Washington County wasn’t able to find a way to match the strength of the DeSales Colts in last Friday’s 42-0 loss.

    The Colts came into the game undefeated in their last seven games and as a favorite for a state championship.