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  • News briefs for 04-18-2012

    Poll Workers
    The Washington County Clerk’s office is seeking poll workers from all political parties for the upcoming primary elections. Workers must be registered to vote. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at (859) 336-5425.

    St. Dominic Raffle

  • Water company working on expansion project

    An expansion project by the water company was announced during the Springfield City Council meeting on April 10.

    According to City Administrator Laurie Smith, the water company is working on a project that will treat three to four million gallons of water a day.
    “This is the first major expansion in about 20 years,” Smith said in the meeting.
    According to Smith’s administrative report, the project will add a settling basin and two additional filters to the existing system.

  • Drama unfolds at North Washington


    As the bell rings at 9:50 a.m. at North Washington Middle School, students pour into Pamela Nicholas’ classroom.

  • Girl with Springfield connections dies in accident


    A little girl, 7, recently passed away in Louisville after being struck by a vehicle.

    The girl, Aiyana Osburn, was buried on Cemetery Hill in Springfield on April 15.
    Osburn was the great granddaughter of Earl Newby of Springfield.
    She was also survived by several relatives that reside in Springfield, Lebanon and the surrounding areas.

  • WCHS student is a leader at an early age

    Involvement in church has led to a life of giving and pursuing artistic talents for one high school student.

    Benji Gaona, a senior at Washington County High School, said his church, his faith and his family have influenced him to be active in community leadership.
    “You work your hardest to make sure you can do the best and live your life to the best you can,” Gaona said about the influence faith plays in his life.

  • Junior Mister set for Saturday

    Washington County High School will be hosting its first-ever Junior Mister competition on Saturday, and it’s sure to be an entertaining evening.

    The competition is a spinoff of the Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County pageant, formerly known as Junior Miss.
    While the event will be set up similarly to its female counterpart, the same can’t be said about the show’s objective, as Junior Mister promises to deliver plenty of comedy throughout.

  • Patriots run well at Cumberlands


    In what is still a fledgling track and field program, St. Catharine coach Blake Jones has to feel good each time his teams finish ahead of more established programs. That happened Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Invitational in Williamsburg.

  • Voters may cast ballots at new locations in primary election

    Many registered voters in the county may have a new poll location for the primary election on May 22.

    The changes are a result of congressional redistricting and local redistricting, according to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black.  
    When congressional redistricting occurred earlier this year, it caused a small part of Washington County to join Rep. Ed Whitfield’s district. The rest of Washington County is in Rep. Brett Guthrie’s district, as it had been prior to redistricting.

  • WC tennis struggles in three-match week


  • Local indictment has implications in Tennessee

    An indictment in Washington County earlier this year had serious implications for a man in Knox County, Tenn.

    Burton Webb, listed on the indictment as residing in Athens, Tenn., was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000.
    According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel in Knoxville, Tenn., Webb was recently appointed as the Knox County Finance Director.
    After Webb’s indictment was discovered, he was fired from the position.