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Today's News

  • News briefs for 3/4

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    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • PHOTOS: Making Mountain Music
  • Upcoming WAGS events

    The Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS) has a lot of things in the works as they prepare for upcoming events. In April, for autism awareness month, they will be hosting a Zumbathon to raise awareness and money for the various ASD related projects they work on. The Zumathon will take place on April 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church.

  • Sew This & That gets set for spring

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Well, who would have thought it is March already? There is too much going on with too little time for calmer and relaxing moments. But we have found a pause or two for some interesting sewing updates from our experiences and classes. Recently, some young ladies mastered the techniques in zipper applications.

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

    In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.

  • Two men face four felonies

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Two men were indicted on Feb. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court of multiple felonies, including robbery in the first degree (Class B) and impersonating a peace officer (Class D).

    Jason L. Keene, 32, of 301 Village Loop in Lebanon and James D. Wray, 35, of 129 Armory Hill in Springfield, were each charged in connection with a Jan. 3 incident.

  • Road upgrades approved

    With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District’s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

    Road budget

  • Rearranging the pieces

    Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.

    It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.

  • Hosparus helping patients in central Kentucky

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.

    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.

    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Top-10 in Kentucky job growth

    The Cabinet for Economic Development recently conducted a study to determine which Kentucky counties were most successful in creating jobs in 2014, and the results showed that things continue to head in the right direction locally.

    Marion County owns the highest growth rate from last year, while Washington County came in seventh in the state as the only other county represented from central Kentucky. Other counties in the top-10 include Fulton, Boone, McCracken, Shelby, Powell, Metcalfe, Daviess and Todd.