Local News

  • 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.

  • PHOTOS: Making his rounds
  • ‘For the long haul’

    Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    In Leviticus, an ancient text sacred to Jews and Christians, God reminds his people that the land belongs to him, that they are but sojourners upon it, and that it is their purpose to provide for its redemption.

    On Tuesday afternoon, some 70 believers, including nuns from three Catholic communities and representatives of Judaism, Sufism, Buddhism and Native American religion, gathered on a cold, windswept farm near New Haven to join in that redemptive work.

  • Giving the gift of faith

    For those donating to Operation Christmas Child (OCC), it’s about more than providing a child overseas with daily essentials, toys and treats; it’s about spreading their faith.

    Last year, Washington County donated 309 shoeboxes to children in need overseas. This year, however—the third that WC has been involved—the local community was responsible for the donation of 1,112 boxes.

  • Mackville woman killed in single car accident

    A Washington County resident died following a single car accident on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m.

    Nancy Christerson, 55, of Mackville, passed away on Saturday at Flaget Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained after striking a guardrail and overturning along the roadway.

    According to an accident report provided by the Nelson County Sheriff Department, Christerson was traveling east near the 34-mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway when the accident occurred.

  • News briefs 12/11

    Mid Kentucky Chorus
    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus Christmas concerts have been rescheduled to the following dates and times:
    Friday, Dec. 13 in Bardstown at St. Joseph Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 in Lebanon at St. Augustine Church at 3 p.m.  For information or reservations, please call Susan Spalding at 859-336-9232.

    WC Local Emergency Planning Committee

  • PHOTO: Icy days
  • County jobless rates unchanged

    Ninety-six Kentucky counties saw unemployment rates rise over the course of the last year, but Washington County was among the 24 to see a decrease or stay the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    From October 2012 to October 2013, Washington County maintained a 7.9 percent jobless rate. Unemployment was at 7.2 percent in the county in August of this year, before climbing back to 7.6 percent in September and finishing October at the same 7.9 percent rate as last year.