Local News

  • Representatives take action

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Ky, took action recently in opposition of Obamacare in light of recently passed legislation. That legislation, which passed in the House of Representatives, delayed the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare.

    Behind that decision, Guthrie voted on Aug. 2 to support H.R. 2009, better known as the “Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act of 2013.”

  • Dropout age increases

    Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were among those to give recognition to school districts across the state last week for swiftly implementing a policy that will raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Senate Bill 97, better known as the ‘Graduate Kentucky’ bill, was passed earlier this year in Kentucky, allowing individual school districts to change the dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

  • Coming home to Mackville

    The seventh annual Mackville School homecoming was held on Saturday at the Mackville Community Center, with five community members being added to the Mackville Hall of Fame.

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  • Local resident spends year in South Korea

    Kendra Peek
    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Following her passions of teaching and traveling, 23-year-old Mackville resident Sarah Carey had the experience of a lifetime when she was able to spend a year in South Korea with the Fulbright Program, teaching English to seventh-graders.

    “I like to travel, and I like to teach myself; kill two birds with one stone,” Carey said.

  • USDA loans fire department extra funds for new building construction

    The Washington County Fire Protection Association has its eye on building a new home, and thanks  to a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, the funds to do so should now be available.

    The USDA approved a loan for $1.5 million in 2012 to cover construction costs of a new fire department building in Springfield. After an estimate of $1,575,000 was given for the construction, the USDA agreed to provide the remaining $75,000.

  • INOAC gets props from Ford

    To be honored with a Q1 designation by Ford Motor Company is to have a foot in the door with all Ford business going forward. Thanks to years of hard work from the dedicated team at one local company, Springfield and Ford could be tied together for the foreseeable future.
    INOAC, which has called Springfield home for 23 years, was presented with a Q1 plaque and flag last Monday to commemorate the feat.

  • County officials note abandoned property problem

    Washington County magistrates opened discussion about abandoned homes and other structures causing problems throughout the county at a recent regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.

    Magistrate Hal B. Goode said it has been brought to his attention that deserted properties are a growing concern throughout Washington County, and as a member of the Texas community, he didn’t have to look far.