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Today's News

  • County unemployment rate in top 15

    Washington County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the commonwealth.

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the county sits in the top 15 lowest rates in Kentucky, joining Allen, Boone, Campbell, Henry, and Monroe counties at 3.9 percent.

    Woodford County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state with 3.1 percent.

    Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority Director Daniel Carney said the low percentage rate can be attributed to expansion projects undertaken by local industries.

  • Saving money at the grocery store

    Do you find yourself spending more money than you would like to at the grocery store? If so, you are certainly not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third largest household expense for American households. Much of the expense associated with food shopping is due to overspending. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money at the grocery store without skimping on your needs! Below are some suggestions that will help you to save on your next grocery shopping trip:

  • Local student joins extension as intern

    One young Washington County resident is interning at the county’s extension office.

    Makenzie Messer, 21, of Willisburg is an Eastern Kentucky University student and said she’s excited to be working where she grew up.

    “I’m looking forward to a variety of things,” she said. “It’s not like a regular job where you do the same thing every day. It’s always different.”

  • Mackville Boosters

    Hi everybody! It was a rainy day in Georgia, I mean Kentucky, but that didn’t dampen our spirits.  Thirty-six boosters enjoyed a very good meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and a delicious ice cream cake for dessert.

    We played Bingo. We had four cover-all winners. They were Helen Garhart, Kim Adkins, Angela Arnold and June Shewmaker. 

    Libby Stava offered prayers for our health concerns and bereaved. Those are Rosemary Devine, Gary Scott, Lisa Dean, Peggy Carey, Emogene Matherly and John Milton Jr.

  • 5/31 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications

  • 5/24 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    A man accused of fleeing police was indicted on seven charges.

  • Memorial Day celebration at Willisburg

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and everyone is preparing for the long weekend.  While some may go on a short vacation, others choose to stay home and enjoy the activities in their local communities. That’s what residents of Willisburg will be doing this Memorial Day weekend at Willisburg Community Park, with a variety of activities for participants to enjoy and bring the family.

  • Renovations at new WCES nearly complete

    Renovation work at the new Washington County middle and elementary school is nearly complete.
    According to Jean-Paul Grivas, the architect of the renovation, 99 percent of the work has been completed at the school.
    “We’ve just got a little bit of work to do,” he said during the school board’s monthly meeting.
    The work that remains includes some painting, masonry work and flooring.

  • SCC's suit against DOE dismissed

    The court-appointed receiver for the Saint Catharine College lawsuit with Huntington Bank filed a report to the U.S. District Court that there are no funds available to pay 56 vendors the $355,600 they claim is owed.

    According to the report, “Upon the receiver’s arrival, SCC did not have an updated, accurate accounts payable aging.”