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Today's News

  • Dominican sisters pass corporate stance on gun legislation

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace (a congregation of Catholic Sisters) has approved a corporate stance calling for responsible gun-control legislation and improved mental-health care resources.

    The corporate stance states:

  • PHOTOS: St. Catharine Motherhouse recognizes its own during Sisters Week
  • ‘Burg Park in full use with upgrades recently completed

    It may have seemed a dream that was destined to never come true.
    But when St. Dominic’s baseball team trotted out onto the field this past Monday evening, the recent renovations to the Frederickburg park were in full view.

    There were fans sitting in the stands and cheering on their team, who was playing at its new home field for the first time.

    The children who were too young to be on the team played on the park’s playground equipment, something that would have been impossible only a few short months ago.

  • New school notes: entrance to get second look

    Representatives from Alliance Corporation and Zerhusen Holten Commissioning were on hand at last week’s monthly school board meeting to answer questions and address any concerns of district officials regarding the construction of the new Washington County High School.

  • WC in good position to plan for future

    The story of the economy in Washington County over the last six years is much the same as it has been throughout the state and across the nation; unemployment rates peaked in 2009 and have been on the mend ever since. With jobless rates in Kentucky dipping below eight percent each of the last three months, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, it would appear that we’re reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Make-up days put in place

    Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran announced via the Washington County Schools Facebook page on Monday that school will be in session two days that were previously scheduled to be part of spring break.

    Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 will be used as make-up days, while the rest of the break will remain intact.

    The announcement also states that the school day will extend by four minutes in the afternoon beginning Monday, April 7.

  • Can’t go it alone

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce added the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award to its list of honors at this year’s awards gala, and the inaugural winner certainly fits the bill.

    Wesley Smith, owner of Smith Contracting in Springfield, was recognized for the work he’s done as a business owner over the last decade, as well as his continuous drive to expand into other ventures.

  • PHOTOS: First Lady Beshear visits local school district
  • Ag news

    Preventing Grass Tetany:
    As spring approaches and grass begins to grow, grazing livestock may experience a forage-related problem known as grass tetany, grass staggers, lactation tetany, or hypomagnesaemia.

    Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder caused by reduced magnesium levels in the animal’s blood.

  • 4-H News

    As we have warmer days, everyone starts thinking about spring and summer activities.

    4-H is certainly no exception, and as they happen, watch for photos and results from various clubs and events.

    The 4-H Young Riders are certainly gearing up to be busy over the next six months with activities ranging from quiz bowl to horse camp and sponsoring local events.

    The first activity that is open to the entire community is a fundraiser.