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Who Are You?

“Who Are You?” will be presented at the Washington County Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. for the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Program. There will be palm reading and find out what the stars have ahead for you. Ages 8-17. Registration required. Call 336-7655 for more information.


Summer Reading Finale

The summer reading finale will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Splish and splash in the pool to rinse all the dirt of the library’s summer

reading program off! Tickets required to gain access. Call 336-7655 for more information.

Tree Planting

WCHS student Amanda Dewitt is hosting a tree planting ceremony in memory of Austin McBride on Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at Washington County High  School in the yard adjacent to Lincoln Park Road. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Understanding Sports Concussions

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, along with Bob O Daniel, will host an event entitled, Understanding sports concussions at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Angelic Hall in Lebanon. The event will help those attending to identify symptoms consistent with a concussion and how to properly treat the athlete who has signs of a concussion. Speakers will include Dr. Tad Seifert, a sports physician with Norton Healthcare who is an expert on sports concussions and brain injury. Dr. Seifert will address the symptoms of a possible concussion, the treatment for a concussion and the possible side effects of a concussion. This event is free and open to the public.


Bake Sale

Malachi, age 4, is having a bake sale fundraiser to help his parents bring his sibling home from Haiti. Please stop at the Main Street Branch of Springfield State Bank to help. Bake sale starts at 9 a.m.


Vacation Bible School

Thompsonville Baptist Church will be hosting "God Makes Us Strong" Vacation Bible School on July 27.  VBS will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  The VBS will focus how we should wear the Armor of God.  Thompsonville Baptist Church is located at 6484 Mackville Road, Springfield, KY  40069.  For more information, call 859-262-5945.

Senator Rand Paul Visit

Sen. Rand Paul will hold a Meet and Greet event at St. Catharine College Hundley Library on Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Heart of Kentucky GOP. The event is open to the public.

Gospel Sing

A gospel sing will be held at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn at 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek on July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and everybody is welcome. The Sextons, from Hardinsburg, and the Cumbos will perform.

Primetime Wrestling

The Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lions Club in partnership with Primetime Wrestling will be hosting a wrestling match Saturday, July 27. Doors open at

7 p.m., match at 8 p.m. Special guest will be Bill Dundee. Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Mackville Community Center.

Southern Gospel Concert

The Legendary, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, formerly the Inspirations Quartet, along with the Good Shepherd Quartet and the Sneed Family will be in concert at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, on Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff Sneed at 270-678-3575.


Manton Music Jamboree

The Manton Music Jamboree will be held Sunday July 28, from noon until dusk on the  Holy Rosary Church grounds. Concessions available. No cover charge, just bring your lawn chairs and come on down. Proceeds go to Holy Rosary Church Manton.

Cocanougher Renion

The Cocanougher Family Reunion will be held Sunday July 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall just west of the Cemetery in Perryville. Potluck meal about 12:30 p.m. Please bring pictures, genealogies, stories, friends, family-related relics, corn hole game, food. For more info, contact Mike Crain at 859-368-3853; email Postcardlex@aol.com; Facebook Mike Crain or call Bill Jones at 859-583-4562.

Beech Grove VBS

Vacation Bible School will be held July 28 – 31 at Beech Grove Baptist Church from 6 – 8:30 p.m. All children ages 4 to 5th grade are welcome. For more information call 859-336-0368


Freedom Praise Ministries Church, located at 4176 Polin Rd., Willisburg, will be having a revival July 28 – Aug. 2, beginning at 7 pm each evening. The evangelist will be Tim Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

JULY 29-30

Audition for Central KY Community Theatre Main Stage production of the classic  “Frankenstein” will be held Monday, July 29 at 6 p.m. in the Opera House basement,  Main Street, Springfield. Cast consists of four male and four female characters, ranging 21 to 70 years. This chilling tale runs Oct. 25,26,27 and Nov. 1,2,3. Directed by Main Stage 2013 Best Show director, Eric Diersing. For more information, check us out at centralkytheatre.com or leave your number at 859-336=5412, ext 4.

Cowden Reunion

The Cowden Reunion will be held at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon on Tuesday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


WCMS Open House

Open House at Washington County Middle School, Aug. 1, 5-6:30 p.m. Sixth grade parent orientation meeting is at 6 p.m.


Washington County Elementary School will have open house on the following dates: Kindergarten – August 1 at 5:30 p.m.; First through fifth grade – August  5  at 5:30 p.m.

Class list will be released at the open house.

Chamber of Commerce Health Fair

Free Screenings, Aug. 2, 2013, 8 am-noon. Must make an appointment. Call 859-336-3810 ext. 1.


The City of Springfield Independence Day Celebration, originally scheduled for July 5 will be held at dusk on Friday, Aug. 2 during the African American Heritage Festival.

Holy Rosary Picnic

Holy Rosary Church Springfield will hold its Annual Homecoming Picnic on Saturday August 3, 2013 on the church grounds in Rosary Heights. Dinners served from 4:00--8:30 p.m. in air conditioned dining hall. Country ham, mutton or fried chicken meals served. Many booths and activities for your enjoyment from 4 - 11 p.m. Carry-outs available call at 1-859-336-9140 day of picnic only. Mass at regular time  5:00 p.m.


Back 2 School Bash

Cornerstone Christian Church is holding its annual Back 2 School Bash on Sunday,  August 4, from 2-4 p.m.


Camp Calvary 3D Archery Tournament

 Camp Calvary in Mackville will hold a 3D Archery Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17, 9:30 - 11 am. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Class 1, Open class (men); Class 2, Hunter (men); Class 3, Traditional (men); Class 4, Women (open, hunter, and traditional combined); Class 5, Youth Hunter (16 and under); Class 6, Youth Genesis (16 and under). Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 16 and under (includes lunch). Door prizes include a trail cam, gift cards and other items. No entries taken after 11:15 a.m. Contact Rusty Ruble at 502-600-1020 or 502-839-9837 for more info.