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  • News briefs 3/26

    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.

    Tom Duncan Reed Scholarship
    The Tom Duncan Reed “Service Above Self” Scholarship has been established to encourage and promote high ethical standards, leadership and involvement in community service, and to recognize Washington County students who have exemplified “service above self” in their community.

  • Wiley named KHEAA counselor for Washington County

    FRANKFORT — Toni Wiley has been named the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) outreach counselor for Washington County.

    Wiley was previously the KHEAA outreach counselor in the southern part of the state.

    “I’ve loved serving the 13 southern counties but am looking forward to helping students closer to home,” Wiley said. “I want to help our students get the most KEES money they can and become more prepared for life after high school.”

  • Washington County Relay for Life is ‘fit for the fight’

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Washington County Committee is kicking off this year’s “Relay Season” with some new and exciting changes that correspond with the 2014 American Cancer Society’s mission to  “Finish the Fight”.

  • Dominican sisters pass corporate stance on gun legislation

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace (a congregation of Catholic Sisters) has approved a corporate stance calling for responsible gun-control legislation and improved mental-health care resources.

    The corporate stance states:

  • PHOTOS: St. Catharine Motherhouse recognizes its own during Sisters Week
  • ‘Burg Park in full use with upgrades recently completed

    It may have seemed a dream that was destined to never come true.
    But when St. Dominic’s baseball team trotted out onto the field this past Monday evening, the recent renovations to the Frederickburg park were in full view.

    There were fans sitting in the stands and cheering on their team, who was playing at its new home field for the first time.

    The children who were too young to be on the team played on the park’s playground equipment, something that would have been impossible only a few short months ago.

  • New school notes: entrance to get second look

    Representatives from Alliance Corporation and Zerhusen Holten Commissioning were on hand at last week’s monthly school board meeting to answer questions and address any concerns of district officials regarding the construction of the new Washington County High School.

  • WC in good position to plan for future

    The story of the economy in Washington County over the last six years is much the same as it has been throughout the state and across the nation; unemployment rates peaked in 2009 and have been on the mend ever since. With jobless rates in Kentucky dipping below eight percent each of the last three months, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, it would appear that we’re reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Make-up days put in place

    Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran announced via the Washington County Schools Facebook page on Monday that school will be in session two days that were previously scheduled to be part of spring break.

    Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 will be used as make-up days, while the rest of the break will remain intact.

    The announcement also states that the school day will extend by four minutes in the afternoon beginning Monday, April 7.

  • Can’t go it alone

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce added the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award to its list of honors at this year’s awards gala, and the inaugural winner certainly fits the bill.

    Wesley Smith, owner of Smith Contracting in Springfield, was recognized for the work he’s done as a business owner over the last decade, as well as his continuous drive to expand into other ventures.