Local News

  • School district sets academic goals

    Members of the Washington County School District discussed their hopes for academic progress within the school system over the next several years at a board meeting last Monday. Principals laid out their plans for improvement from the current school year through 2017, as well as the district’s progress as a whole being addressed.

    Lee Anne Ater, director of state and federal programs, presented the district’s plan to board members, expressing hopes of increasing math and reading scores at each level.

  • Washington County in state top-10 for child well-being

    According to information from the 2013 County Data Book, Washington County can stake claim to being one of the top counties in Kentucky when it comes to overall child well-being.

    The rankings are determined by scores for economic security, education, health and family and community. Washington County was ranked sixth, behind only Oldham, Boone, Calloway, Spencer and Woodford counties in the overall rankings.

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  • Giving back to emergency services

    Each year since 2002, fred’s Super Dollar stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations. The campaign was successful again this year, and fred’s Super Dollar is donating a total chain-wide of over $327,615 to local emergency teams across their regions. “Hero Hats” were sold at fred’s Super Dollar stores for $1 each, with all proceeds going to selected emergency teams around store locations. In addition, all operating profits from store sales on Sept. 11 were also donated.

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  • Courtneys named “Outstanding Young Farm Family” by KFB

    (This story is published with permission from the Kentucky Farm Bureau)

    Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2013 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and the community.

  • News briefs 12/18

    Change in Recycling Dates–Holiday Schedule
    There will be a change in curbside recycling dates for Springfield.  The City of Springfield has announced the following change of dates for their recycling schedule:
    Recycling dates of Dec. 25-26 will be changed to Jan. 2-3, 2014.

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

  • City holds brief meeting

    City of Springfield officials came together for a short meeting last Monday at City Hall, adjourning after a 45-minute session.

    The primary action taken was Mayor John W. Cecconi’s appointment of Mark Moore to the board of zoning adjustment by executive order.

    A motion was made by councilwoman Brooke Coulter to approve invoices for payment, as well as the approval of financial statements. The motion was seconded by councilman Willie Ellery and unanimously approved by those in attendance.

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