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Today's News

  • New briefs 8/20

    August 22-24

    Revival
    Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, 1088 Cardwell Road., will host a revival Friday and Saturday. Aug. 22-24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will be special music each day. Bro Cal Adams pastor of Temple Baptist Church will be the evangelist. For more information, call Bro. Jamie Chesser at 8599805-0607.

    Saturday, Aug. 23

    Gospel sing

  • Rep. Guthrie set to visit SCC on Aug. 27

    In what has become an annual event, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will have a town hall meeting at St. Catharine College next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Pettus Auditorium, which is located inside the Hamilton Building. This year’s speaking engagement will have a similar feel to ones in years past with the primary focus on answering questions from the audience.

  • Washington County strives to be ‘work ready’

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced the latest counties to be recognized as “work ready” last week, and it may be sooner rather than later that Washington County joins that list.

    On the heels of Nelson and Pulaski counties becoming certified as Kentucky Work Ready communities, Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA) Executive Director Daniel Carney said the necessary criteria for Washington County to be eligible has nearly been met.

  • Raise in tax rate discussed

    The first reading of an ordinance outlining the property tax rate in the city of Springfield for 2014 was presented at last week’s monthly city council meeting, and it will likely see an increase from the 2013 rate.

    The rate for 2014 has been calculated at 15.24 based on an assessment by the Washington County PVA’s office, and that would allow for a four-percent increase in revenue over last year.

  • A grade that saves

    The Springfield and Washington County fire departments already knew they would soon see a change in venue, and it was recently announced that another change relating to the first responders is on the way. This one could result in savings for many local residents.

    It was announced last week that Springfield’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is being moved to split classification 4/4x, down from class 6. The grades are determined on a 1-10 scale, with lower classifications being viewed as safer locations and 10 being least safe.

  • Wreck claims life of NWES student

    A tragedy has struck North Washington Elementary School, and the students and staff are trying to cope with an unimaginable loss.

    Tristan Yeager, 11, was a fifth-grade student at the school. Just before noon Sunday, Tristan lost his life in a two-vehicle accident on Perryville Road in Mercer County.

    Amanda Mattingly, principal of NWES, said she received a call about the accident Sunday afternoon. Monday, she and her staff were preparing to consult their students as many of them learned the news of their classmate’s death.

  • Overseeding of pastures can be an effective tool

    Article from Dr. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky College of Aquiculture

    Overseeding of pastures is an excellent management tool that improves pasture production, forage quality and ensures a good ground cover the following year without major pasture renovations.

    Overseeding consists of planting seed in a field with existing grass cover in order to fill in bare patches and thicken the stand.

    It can be done over the entire pasture or limited to trouble areas.

  • PHOTOS: Volleyball preseason scrimmages
  • SCC volleyball ready to build on last year's success

    Following an incredible run in 2013, the St. Catharine College Patriots volleyball team looks to build on their foundation of success in 2014.

    SCC completed last season with one of the best records in school history with a 21-13 record overall and a 12-8 mark in the Mid-South Conference.

    Despite their loss in the conference tournament semifinals to top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College, the eventual champion of the event, the Patriots ended their season on a high note.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for All-A state tournament

    Last Tuesday, the Washington County High School golf team traveled to Danville to participate in the All-A Regional tournament.

    This marked the first year of WC’s new alignment in an All-A region with Burgin, Danville and Somerset.

    And for the fifth straight year, Emily Cox has qualified for the All-A state tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Eagles Nest Country Club in Somerset.

    She carded an 88 on the day in order to qualify.