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    Encore Performance
    There will be an Encore Performance weekend of Jekyll and Hyde, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at the Springfield Opera House.


  • FCCLA’ers attend cluster meeting in N.C.

    Jenny Begley

    Students from the Washington County High School FCCLA chapter attended a “Cluster Meeting” in Charlotte, N.C. during the month of November. Cluster Meetings are a series of leadership workshops for high school students, while also making new friends and increasing our social skills.

  • DUI accident on Mt. Zion Road

    Timothy Carney, 29, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with second-degree/aggravated DUI on Saturday night and lodged in the Marion County jail following an accident that left one passenger injured, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Carney was traveling south on Mt. Zion Road about three miles south of Maud when he lost control of the 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving due to ice on the roadway.

    The truck “traveled up an earth embankment and overturned,” according to the accident report.

  • Springfield man involved in semi wreck

    Katelynn Griffin
    Landmark News Service

    A semi-truck hauling corn was unable to stop and ended up in a creek two weeks ago, spilling several gallons of diesel fuel.

    William Taylor, 32, of Springfield, was traveling west on Chelf Ridge Road on Jan. 15 when the brakes on the 1989 International semi-truck he was driving failed, according to the Kentucky State Police media release from Post 15 in Columbia.

  • Notes from school board

    The Washington County School Board listened to individual presentations from three companies before last week’s meeting in search of an organization to fill the architect void for the facilities plan, which has yet to be finalized.

    Ross Tarrant Architects, which is currently working with the district on the new high school project, was awarded the contract with a low bid of a maximum cost of $6,700 for 223,150 sq. ft. at three cents per square foot.

  • Concern about new school site

    Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects were on hand for last Tuesday’s Washington County School Board meeting, and they shared concerns with school officials over the current state of the construction site of the new Washington County High School, scheduled to open prior to the 2014-15 school year.

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  • PHOTOS: Chamber awards: Smalley named Citizen of the Year

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Friday night at St. Catharine College in Springfield, where several local residents were honored for their contributions to the community throughout the years.

    Awards included the citizen of the year, the young leader of the year, the agriculture lifetime achievement award, the agriculture leader of the year and the sidewalk hall of fame.

  • PHOTOS: Comer pays visit to Willisburg
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