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  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    Joyce Devine has been battling cancer since 1996, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Devine said she discovered her illness while doing a self examination.

    “I was doing breast checks, which every woman and man should do,” she said. “You’ve just got to do it.”

    When she discovered a lump, a good friend of Devine helped her through accepting the diagnosis.

  • Man charged in Sunday shooting
  • Gabhart's book has Springfield setting

    Author Ann Gabhart is no stranger to having her old Kentucky home act as the backdrop for her novels. The Lawrenceburg native has had more than 30 books published, many of which have taken place throughout the Bluegrass.

    “I’ve used my small town of Lawrenceburg as a model for some of my books, but I usually change the name,” said Gabhart. “The [Cozy Mysteries series] sort of uses the model of our Main Street as the Hidden Springs.”

  • Relay for life is June 23

    It’s that time of year again.

    No, not Christmas, but a time of year that’s just as charitable – Relay for Life.

    According to Samantha Wilson, who is with the American Cancer Society, this year’s Relay for Life will be another joint effort with Marion County at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport on June 23.

    The event will last from noon until midnight.

  • Taylor is named 2019 Distinguished Young Woman

    Cheering filled the gymnasium as Kate Taylor was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County.

    “I’m still in shock, this is a dream come true,” Taylor said after receiving the award. “I’ve waited all my life for this moment.”

    Taylor, the daughter of Dan and Anne Margaret Taylor, said it’s a family tradition, as her cousins have won the past two years.

    “I had very big shoes to fill,” she said.

  • 'Taps is America'

    I wrote awhile back about joining the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

    The Honor Guard is a group of about 40 veterans. Most of the members are in their 60s, 70s and 80s. One will actually be 93 this year. They volunteer their time at military funerals throughout a seven county area to include Washington County. These vets also perform at various other functions that require a military presence.

  • Downs wins chamber's Young Leader award

    Bethlehem High School graduate Sarah Downs doesn’t like missing out on things. One look at her schedule from the past year will show you that she hasn’t missed out on much.

    “I was always busy,” she said. “I was in almost every club at Bethlehem. I like to be involved.”

    That enthusiasm was recognized at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony when she was named as the Young Leader of the Year.

  • Training for the worst case scenario

    Gunfire rang out through the halls of Washington County High School last week.

    Thankfully, however, the rounds were only blanks as staff from all over the Washington County School District and emergency personnel convened at WCHS for a mock shooter scenario Tuesday night.

  • DYW is Saturday night

    For 45 years, young ladies from Washington County have taken the stage to compete for the title of Junior Miss, and more recently, Distinguished Young Woman.

    This Saturday, 13 girls will take the stage again for this year’s DYW event at the Washington County Elementary School gym.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Officers capture robbery suspect

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service

    UPDATE 6:35 p.m.: Bardstown Police have identified Kevin Purdom, 32, of Washington County, as the man arrested for an armed robbery in Bardstown this afternoon. Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig said he faces a charge of first-degree robbery, as well as additional charges in Washington County. She said one person was injured in the wreck on Springfield Road that led to Purdom's capture.