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  • Willisburg winery seeks Sunday sales

     

    After winning a 2007 battle for the right to sell package wines and host wine tastings at their Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner are now seeking another legal change. They want to be able to sell wine on Sundays.
    Currently, Sunday sales are not legal in any part of Washington County. That means alcohol can be sold in some, but not all parts, of the county. The only two areas in which alcohol can be sold are the Springfield city limits, and Willisburg.

  • Forgery leads to murder charage

     

    A Washington County grand jury returned an indictment against a truck driver for his part in a fatal 2010 accident.
    According to court records, Stephen Sizemore, 55, of East Bernstadt, Ky., has been charged with wanton murder, and the charges were filed because he allegedly forged documents relating to his Department of Transportation physical examination.

  • Fire group drops deadline

     

  • Fire meeting is today at 11 a.m.

     

    The meeting of the Washington County fire committee that was scheduled last Thursday will now take place today at 11 a.m. in the old Washington County Courthouse courtroom. The meeting will consist of all members of the Washington County Fiscal Court, as well as those in leadership with the Washington County Fire Protection Association. Mediators from the Kentucky Fire Commission are also scheduled to be in attendance. The meeting is open and all citizens are welcome to attend.

  • By George, it's him!
    Local ladies meet actor George Clooney

     

    A group of local women recently took an overnight trip to see Rosemary Clooney’s home in Augusta.
    They thought a ferry ride across the Ohio River would be the trip’s highlight. Shortly after, though, they would trump their river ride with a Hollywood-sized surprise.

  • Local schools taking on bullying problem

    Imagine sending your child to a place that makes them so sad, so upset and intimidated that they tell you they would rather die than go back.
    Now imagine that place is your child’s school.

  • St. Catharine men's basketball team plays for conference championship today at 4 p.m.

    The St. Catharine College men's basketball team (22-7) will face top-seeded Georgetown College (28-4) today at 4 p.m. in the Mid-South Conference championship game in Frankfort. Catch the action live on 102.7 WYSB, or tune in via the Internet at www.1027wysb.com to listen.

  • St. Catharine College men playing in Mid-South tournament

     

    The St. Catharine College men's basketball team will be in action today, facing West Virginia Tech in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference tournament in Frankfort at the Frankfort Civic Center. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m., and the game can be heard on the radio at 102.7 WYSB FM. Catch the live stream at 1027wysb.com

  • County to receive $826,000 for rural roads from state

    Two roads in Washington County were singled out for resurfacing during Friday’s regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.
    Patty Dunaway, a representative with the Kentucky Rural Secondary Roads program, spoke to the court about the 2011-12 rural secondary road program recommendations for road work in Washington County.

  • County discusses new sick day policy

    A new policy on county employees donating sick days to each other could be in the works for Washington County.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles brought before the court a request to consider what he called an emergency situation on Friday during a regularly scheduled meeting.
    “We have a situation that has arisen, and to be quite honest, the employee has not asked for this,” Settles said. “Some of the other employees have inquired about contributing some of their excess sick days to this employee.”