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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Signing for a cause
  • New resources at library

    The Washington County Public Library “recognizes the power of information and the joy of discover” by “providing a variety of quality resources and programs.”  To perform this mission, we are eager to announce our latest efforts to bring the community the newest electronic resources.

  • PHOTO: A gift from the heart
  • Sew This & That: Finding the right fit

    If memory serves us correctly, there is a song that begins, “June is busting out all over.”

    That almost describes last month; how some of our ladies discovered their correct sizes and shapes at our adult sewing class. Tape measures were flying around. There was quite a lot of poking, huffing and squeezing. We decided to extend this class later in the year for those of you who missed out on the “Importance of Being Well Fitted.”

  • Yes she can: Linton recognized for resiliency

    One word describes A’Marria Linton above all others: determined.

    So, it’s really no surprise that she’s been awarded the 2014 Yes I Can award by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KYCEC) in the category of technology.

    Her entire life, she’s had a major obstacle in her path, but not once has the 10-year-old used it as an excuse or allowed it to keep her from the joys of being a kid.

  • More bang for the buck

    A fixture in downtown Springfield each summer — weather permitting — has been the annual Independence Day event, and the 14th installment of the celebration could do more than ever to get local residents involved.

    The event will be held on Thursday in Springfield, maintaining the tradition of hosting the event on the evening prior to the 4th of July holiday. Though the rain, or lack thereof, has forced it to be rescheduled in recent years, all indications are that this year’s event will be free of interruption.

  • MD to KY reunion a success

    For the first time in six years, the Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Reunion was held, and St. Catharine College in Springfield played host for this year’s event, which was a resounding success.

    A 27-person committee spent the last two years planning the reunion’s revival, and the result was a well-attended event that brought visitors from at least 26 states back to their roots.

  • Building relationships: Mission group comes to Springfield

    For the volunteers of Young Neighbors in Action, it’s not just about the mission work. It’s also about fostering relationships.

    And when a group of 85 chaperones and high-school-aged missionaries from Young Neighbors visited Springfield last week, that’s exactly what they did.

    They built lasting relationships.

  • Increased cases of lower-leaf spotting

    County Phase I Funds
    This year, receiving information about our County  Phase I funds has been a real roller-coaster ride.

    We were told early in the year there wasn’t going to be any funds and then a few months later we were told our county would be receiving 42% of the funds.  

    Our County Phase I Board met the end of May. Since this would be a small amount of money they voted to roll the funds over to 2015.

    By doing this we would have a large amount of money to be able to serve more people next year.

  • 4-H hosts summer camp

    You can’t think of summer without thinking of summer camp.

    Early mornings and late nights and singing your way to meals; making new friends, but keeping the old; all are memories made over a week of summer camp.

    Last week, 35 Washington County campers and counselors attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

    During the week, campers had a chance to swim, go boating, shoot archery and rifles, experience climbing and zip lining during high ropes, learn teamwork in low ropes, compete in field games, complete crafts and, of course, Sally Down the Alley.