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  • Board of Ed deals with insurance pool collapse
  • Mudd Burden chronicles ordeal

    Springfield native Amanda Mudd Burden endured a nearly impossible ordeal and came through it stronger than ever. After seeing her husband, near death with a rare brain disease, Amanda was overjoyed to see him recover. But she and her young family still had to deal with the devastating memory loss that the disease inflicted on their beloved husband and father.

  • Campbell a rising star
  • County road closed on US-150

    An unnamed road South of US-150 across from Bethlehem Baptist Church was officially closed by county government at Monday's regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.

    Property owners John Russell and Sherrell Cornish requested that the road be closed, as it served no purpose to the county, and formerly led to a bridge in the area.

  • Reflections on World War II Speaker

    Harry Toder

    Contributing Writer

    On June 6, the anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy, author Michael Freeland, World War II veteran, made what he called his last public appearance to talk about the war. This took place at our Washington County Public Library.  I was determined not to miss this event, and I'm glad I did not.

  • New citizen: "You can do everything"

    The American Dream is alive and well for those willing to put in the effort.
    Saul Magana, of Lebanon, is the owner of a six-restaurant chain that includes Los Mariachis in Springfield. Currently a resident alien, Magana will become a US citizen on June 28 at a ceremony in Louisville.
    The entrepreneur started out with little but family values.

  • Relay For Life notches win against cancer

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has waged war on the dangerous disease for 100 years. Victories in the war have become more common - thanks, in large part, to the society’s fundraising efforts. On Friday and Saturday, members of the community won a battle in the war against cancer at St. Catherine’s College, where cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family members rallied for the annual Relay For Life.
    Event committee member Peggy Mattingly, of Springfield, described how Relay works.

  • What Obamacare means for small businesses

    Since being signed into law more than three years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—has come under both scrutiny and praise by those in federal government, and last Wednesday, business owners in Washington County were able to find out what it means for them.
    Ashli Watts, manager of public affairs with the Kentucky Chamber, visited for last week's quarterly Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting, and she said small businesses across the nation are wondering the same thing.

  • Eating healthy and exercising

     

    It’s the beginning of a new year.

  • School menu for Jan. 2-4