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Today's News

  • Board moves to replace HVAC units


    After further review, the Washington County School Board has a price tag to put on the replacement of HVAC units that service the Washington County High School gymnasium.

    The board voted to approve the declaration of emergency for the WCHS HVAC system during the regular-scheduled meeting on Dec. 19.
    According to the superintendent Robin Cochran and the project application form, the total cost budgeted for replacing two air-handling units is $150,000.

  • Missing child sparks a new bill proposal


    It was a scary scene when Randall Chesser, a seven-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg, went missing for 45 hours in September, but that incident is the inspiration for a new state bill proposal.

    No Amber Alert was issued after Chesser was reported missing because he had not been abducted, and concern about the potential of a similar situation without an alert being issued has swayed some people to push for change.

  • Medleys to celebrate 50th anniversary

     Dave and Linda Medley of Mt. Washington will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2011. Dave  “Pop” is originally from Springfield, Ky. and is a semi-retired accountant, who loves attending Bullitt East games. Linda  “Nana” is originally from Loretto, Ky. and enjoys being a babysitter to her grandkids.

  • Couple celebrates 50th anniversary Dec. 26

    Donnie and Linda Staton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 2011 with friends and family at their home.
    The couple have one son, Rick (Rebecca) Staton and two grandchildren John and Marcus.

  • 2011: A year of news in review


    January
    - Anna Pettus, Washington County’s 2011 Junior Miss, competed at the Kentucky Junior Miss competition.
    - Manton Store closed after 61 years of serving the Manton area. The contents of the store were auctioned off.
    - The school district put an extra set of eyes on 21 school buses by installing new cameras. The total cost to equip all the buses was $27,000.
    - The school district looked for possible sites for a new high school. Seven people contacted the school board to discuss their property as possible options.

  • Smiths to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Retired Marine Corps Colonel Paul J. Smith and his wife, Norma Jean Hamilton Smith, of Loretto Road, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week. The couple were married by Father Joseph Gluck at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown on Dec. 30, 1961. Norma Jean is the daughter of well-known and respected local businessman, Paul Hamilton and his wife, Frances Mudd Hamilton, both now deceased. The Hamiltons owned and operated Kalarama Farm in Springfield.

  • Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Burns of Mackville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day at a family gathering at the home of their son, Bob, in Lexington.
    Mitchell Burns and Dotty Shewmaker, high school sweethearts, were married on Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 28, 1946 by Reverend Charlie Devine. In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Lillard Smith Jr.
    Mitchell and Dotty have five children: Larry, Martin, Alice (Gaines), Bob and Terry. They have nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Cox-McDaniel

    Mr. and Mrs. James R. Cox of Louisville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Cox, to John Wesley McDaniel, son of Reverend and Mrs. John McDaniel of Springfield.
    Cox is the granddaughter of Betty Douglass of East Lansing, Mich., and the late Bud Douglass and Joseph Cox of Grand Prairie, Texas, and the late Helen Cox.
    McDaniel is the grandson of Kathlyn Haefner Hare of Springfield, and the late Wesley C. Haefner, and the late Beuna Vista and John Watson McDaniel.

  • SCC offices on the move


    Things are starting to look a little different around the St. Catharine College campus, not just with new construction happening, but also a restructuring of several offices and locations.
    The need for additional space on campus has some college offices on the move.

  • St. Catharine annexed into the city


    As of January 1, the campus of St. Catharine is legally annexed into the city of Springfield.

    The Springfield City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that annexed the St. Catharine College campus, Sisters of Peace Motherhouse and Sansbury Care Center into the city on Dec. 22 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
    Both the city and the campus benefit from the annexation, according to officials from both sides.