Local News

  • New program offers unique approach to helping combat veterans

    Following the withdrawal of troops in Iraq and the proposed drawdown in Afghanistan, the National Guard still has plenty of missions on its roster. One of the most important is taking care of its most precious resource: the combat veteran.

  • County discusses debris cleanup

    Several items of business were discussed during last week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, one of which was brought before the court by District 3 Magistrate Hal B. Goode.

    Goode suggested that an agreement be struck between adjoining counties to clear debris from the roads during a storm, no matter which side of the county line that it lies.

  • Looking back on 2013

    - Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, which serves the people of Washington County,  was one of only 12 hospitals in the state to receive an “A” grade for safety.

    - Beth Purdom, winner of the 2013 Washington County Distinguished Young Woman award, competed in the state competition in Lexington.

  • College Goal Kentucky at local library: Free help for students filing for financial aid

    College Goal Kentucky, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at the Washington County Public Library on Jan. 2, 2014, at 5 p.m.

    All attendees will be eligible to enter into a drawing for a chance to win one of four $500 scholarships that can be used at any Kentucky school.

  • News briefs 12/25

    Rumpke Christmas Schedule
    There will be no Rumpke services on Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day.  Services for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be delayed by one day.  Rumpke will operate Dec. 26-28.

    Rumpke New Years Day Schedule
    Rumpke will provide regularly scheduled services Monday, Dec. 30-31.  There will be no Rumpke services on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Services for Thursday and Friday will be delayed by one day. Rumpke will operate Jan. 2-4.

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  • Along for the ride: Rob Jones’ cross-country biking journey inspires

    It’s been a long journey for Rob Jones, but there is plenty more to come.

    Jones, a U.S. Paralympian and combat-wounded retired Marine, is currently on a cross-country biking venture that started on Oct. 14 in Bar Harbor, Maine.

    Ten states, two months and 1,857 miles later, Jones is now passing through Kentucky.

    But he’s still far from reaching his goals.

  • 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.

  • PHOTOS: The true meaning of Christmas