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  • News briefs for 02-22-12

    Thursday, Feb. 23

    Chamber of Commerce banquet
    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce annual membership and awards banquet will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23.
    The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Mordecai’s on Main in Springfield.  
    During the banquet, awards will be presented for Citizen of the Year, Agricultural Leader of the Year, Youth Leader of the Year, Agricultural Achievement, Lifetime Achievement and Sidewalk of Fame.

  • Relay’s Concert for Hope is scheduled for Sunday

    Last year was the inaugural Concert for Hope presented by Relay for Life, and with many changes in store, this year’s event promises to take the show to the next level.

    “Basically, what I wanted to do this year was do similar things that worked well (last year), and up the ante a little bit as far as the new things we want to do and make it a little bit better,” said event coordinator Mary Kutter.
    The concert is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Springfield Opera House.

  • Growers and buyers set for a round of speed dating

    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are collaborating once again to provide local farmers with an opportunity to meet buyers from Bardstown, Louisville and Lexington.

    Local growers and producers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with potential buyers at the Washington County Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Wilkins is MSC Player of the Week


    Travis Wilkins was honored as the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week for Feb. 13-19, as announced by the league office last Monday. Wilkins is the second Patriot to receive the award this year. Kashiff Carr was the Player of the Week for Nov. 14.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Arts Partnership grant
  • City looks to beef up ordinances

    With a new ordinance and tax moratorium in the works, Springfield city residents will have incentive to maintain and improve their property.

    Improvements over $5,000 would be tax abated for five years, according to City Administrator Laurie Smith.
    In other words, any improvement made to a home’s exterior over $5,000 wouldn’t be reassessed for property taxes by the PVA office for five years after the completion of the project.
    The tax abatement comes on the heels of an ordinance that strengthens the public nuisance ordinance.

  • PHOTO: St. Dominic 8th grade volleyball wins Marion County tournament
  • ‘The more you’re involved, the more you’ll know what’s going on’

    (Editor’s note: Each week during Black History Month, we’ll run a profile of an African-American who is a positive role model. This is the fourth part in a five-part series.)

    Springfield City Council member Willie Ellery learned by watching others, and now he’s quietly leading by example in the city where he was born and raised.
    Ellery has been on the board of directors with the Chamber of Commerce since the late 80’s. He’s served four or six terms, he can’t remember, on the city council.

  • George named National Player of the Year

  • Bat Pats go 2-2 in four-game series


    The Davenport University Panthers traveled to Edelen-Haydon Field for their first four games of the season last weekend. And they made the long ride from Michigan worth it as they were able to split two doubleheaders against Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine nine.