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Today's News

  • Dominican Mile unveiled at SCC

    The Dominican Mile is officially open to the public at St. Catharine College after a ribbon-cutting was held last Friday in Lourdes Hall.

    The new walking track targets fitness while also giving recognition to the holy land that St. Catharine Motherhouse and St. Catharine College have been built on.

  • Hit the big stage

    Anne Tayler Redmon was singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Spencer County Fair last month, and she’s been singing it ever since after moving on to the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semifinal at the Kentucky State Fair this weekend.

    Redmon, a sophomore at Washington County High School, placed second in the Spencer County preliminary and is now among the more than 200 competitors looking to claim the grand prize.

  • City taking action on abandoned property

    An exact timeframe of when the property at 108 Fairground Road became a nuisance to nearby residents is unclear, but what is clear is that they, along with the city of Springfield, are ready to see the mess gone.

  • House numbers needed

    There was a full agenda lined up for this past Monday’s meeting of the Washington County fiscal court.

    One item of business dealt with a recent meeting that County Judge-Executive John Settles had with the three town mayors of the county (Carl Gabhart – Mackville, Pat Kirsch – Willisburg and John Cecconi – Springfield).

  • Victims’ families to fight Coleman's parole

    Ashley Izbicki
    WBIR-Knoxville

    After fighting for justice at countless court hearings, the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom are preparing for yet another battle after they found out this week that Vanessa Coleman is set to appear before a parole board in October.

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  • Become a KY Master Gardener

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at 1 until 4 p.m.

    We will meet on the following Mondays from 1 until 4 p.m.: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1. We will also have an all-day trip to Lexington to be scheduled once class begins. The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is a 14-week program taught by Horticulture Extension Agents and University of Kentucky Specialists.  

  • 4-H news and shooting sports results

    Over the next several weeks, the Kentucky State Fair and 4-H leaf collections will be two of the major on-going projects for Washington County 4-H.  

    As I write this column, I am getting ready to load the car to take 4-H projects to the fairgrounds to be judged. On Thursday, our 4-H country hams cured in our new ham house will be judged, and the 4-H members will present their prepared speeches.

  • Swimming now an MSC-sponsored sport

    Swimming has been added to the Mid-South Conference’s championship lineup beginning in 2014-15, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward has announced.

    Men and women’s swimming becomes the 21st and 22nd championship sports sponsored by the Mid-South. The conference championship is scheduled to be contested Feb. 6-7 in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • WC volleyball earns academic award

    It was announced last week that the Washington County Commanderettes were among 676 teams that earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) team academic award for the 2013-2014 season.

    The award, which was first given in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0, according to a press release from the AVCA.