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Today's News

  • Sew This & That: Different strokes of sewing

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We have so much to share, so let’s get right down to the knitty gritty stuff!

    Do you know that there are standard seam allowances for different  types of sewing?  Clothing construction uses five-eighths inch of a seam, home dec uses one-half inch of a seam and quilting uses one-quarter inch of a seam.  These can be assumed, unless the pattern or instructions state differently.

    Accurate stitching is important for straight, flat seams in both garments and drapery.

  • Guthrie hosts town hall at SCC

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, continued his annual tour through his district last Wednesday with a visit to St. Catharine College in Springfield, and he said he’s aware that the public is not particularly pleased with the actions — or lack thereof — by the federal government.

  • School tax rate approved

    A new tax rate for 2014-15 was approved at last week’s Washington County School Board meeting, passing by a 3-1 vote.

    Board members reviewed two options, deciding to go with the option that will result in roughly $120,000 in additional revenue.

    Option A, as it was labeled in last week’s agenda, consisted of a four-percent rate at 58.9 cents for real property and the same number for personal property. Option B was the compensating rate at 56.6 cents for real property and 57.6 on personal property.

  • Wreck in the ‘Burg

    A Bardstown man was flown to University of Louisville Hospital last Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US-150 and Croake Station Road in Fredericktown around 3:20 p.m.

    David M. Lucas, 30, received first-aid from Washington County Emergency Medical Services before being flown to UofL with undisclosed injuries.

  • Education runs deep for WCHS principal

    For new Washington County High School Principal Thad Elmore, his career in education is all about the students.

    It was a mentality that was instilled in him at an early age, and he said he’s held his belief that the students come first throughout his career.

  • See you at State

    It may have been its first time playing in the 12th Region All-A Tournament, but the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (10-0) looked right at home this past weekend.

    The tournament opened with pool play against Danville, Burgin and Somerset to determine seeding for a single-elimination tournament. The Commanderettes showed their dominance from the start, defeating all three teams in two straight sets.

  • Body found in burned car identified

     

    The Kentucky State Police have identified the victim in an Aug. 1 car fire as Thomas Ray Pendygraft, 20, of Loretto. Pendygraft was identified through DNA testing.

    The state police were called to investigate a car fire at 7:48 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Springfield Reservoir on Booker Road. A Washington County sheriff's deputy reported that a body was inside the car.

    In the days after the fire, the state police reported that the victim was a male, but did not make any further statement about the individual.

  • County unemployment drops, hiring continues

    Just as many prepare to enjoy a well-deserved Labor Day holiday, area job opportunities are growing.

    Unemployment figures are improving throughout most of Kentucky and workforce development professionals are optimistic that trend will continue.

    In Washington County, the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in July, compared to 8.7 percent in July 2013, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reported last week.

  • Learning legislature

    Middle school students at North Washington received a crash course on the inter-workings of state legislature last Wednesday morning, as they received a visit from Rep. Kim King.

    King handed out activity and fact books relating to the legislative process, even providing students with the tools to suggest any law that they feel should be put into place.

    King shared her background and some of the more interesting aspects of being in legislature before taking questions from the youngsters.

  • Mackville Harvest Festival grows in 2014

    Last year, the Mackville Harvest Festival was put on for the first time in eight years. Because of the success of its revival in 2013, it will be back again this year and perhaps bigger than ever.

    The festival has expanded to two days—Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13—this fall, with last year’s festivities only lasting one.

    Festival committee member Donna Harmon hopes this extra day can bring in even more guests — especially out-of-towners — than it did last year.