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  • 4/5/2017 Club news

    Mackville Boosters

    Today was potluck. Forty-three gathered to enjoy a great meal. 

    Betty Jean Chesser was a first-time visitor. I think she had a good time. We hope she comes again real soon. 

    Those mentioned with health concerns were John Milton Jr., Johnny Harmon, Kenneth Riley, Sammy Lambert, Paul Coulter, Ralph Coulter, Joyce Powell, Johnny Curtis, Jack Harmon, Karen Anderson, Clifton Wheatley, Mary Chesser, Bobby Chesser and Aaron Stamper. 

  • 4/5/2017 Briefs

    Kindergarten Registration

    If your child will be attending Washington County Elementary School in the fall and you missed registration, please stop by the school office to complete a packet as soon as possible.  Planning for next year has already begun, so it is very important to come and register your child as soon as possible.  The school office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.      

     

    Head Start Applications

  • County and city budgets benefit from lack of snow in 2017

    An extremely dry winter has created a surplus in city and county budgets that will be felt next fiscal year.

    In fact, according to Springfield City Public Works Director Glen Mattingly, the amount of time spent on snow removal in 2017 was minimal. 

    “We’ve spent about three days on snow removal compared to three weeks last season,” Mattingly said. 

  • Goode visits Toyotomi in Japan

    Businesses are a vital part of Kentucky’s economy, and many of these businesses have Japanese connections. Thus, relations between Japanese companies and members of Kentucky’s government are crucial in both attracting new business and keeping current ones. One Springfield native recently had the opportunity to travel abroad and visit with leaders of many Japanese-based companies currently in the state.

  • Former employees file suit against St. Catharine College

    Four former St. Catharine College employees have asked the U.S. District Court to permit a lawsuit against St. Catharine College, Inc., and its “officers, directors and/or members of the Board of Trustees” corporately and in their individual capacities.  

  • New driver's licenses and travel IDs to be issued in 2019

    Kentucky House Bill 410 will change the way you get your driver’s license, but you won’t have to worry about it until January 2019.

    According to Washington County Circuit Clerk JoAnne Mudd Miller, the bill tells the federal government Kentucky will be in compliance with the 2005 Real ID Act. The commonwealth is one of only a handful of states not in compliance with the act, which was passed after 9/11 with the intentions of providing more secure forms of identification.

  • Strong winds strike county, cause damage

    Strong winds ripped through the county causing damage to public and private property last week.

    Thursday morning saw winds damage property at Idle Hour Park in Springfield, while a tornado warning was issued briefly in Willisburg on March 27.

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said she couldn’t say much on Friday, but noted the process of filing insurance claims has begun. 

    Straight-line winds were powerful enough to flip bleachers onto fencing, while also knocking down netting and a light pole.

  • Commanderettes drop second straight at Hart County

    The Washington County Commanderettes softball team didn’t quite have the game it wanted against the Hart County Raiders Friday, losing 13-0 after five innings.

    Six runs by Hart County in the first inning very quickly put the Commanderettes in a big hole, and they were stifled on offense, unable to get runners into scoring position. Washington County didn’t get a runner to third base until the top of the fourth inning, and she was stranded there.

  • Commanders win one, lose two in Bardstown series

    The Washington County Commanders took on Bardstown March 21, 23 and 24, in the team’s first 3-game series of the season. The Commanders took one of the three games, a 7-5 win in the second game, while losing the first 7-6 and the third 10-7.

    “We lost the series 2-1, but learned a lot throughout the week,” said head coach Adam Blair.

    Washington County 6 Bardstown 7