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  • News briefs for 02-15

    Wednesday, Feb. 15
    Loretto Motherhouse Concert
    There will be a concert at the Loretto Motherhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. with Mina An, piano. Free and open to the public.

    Friday, Feb. 17
    NWES Kindergarten Registration
    North Washington Elementary will have Kindergarten registration Friday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may bring Social Security cards and birth certificates at this time.

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  • Celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln

    In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office invite the public to revisit both the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail and the KHS HistoryMobile.

  • Robberies on the rise in Springfield

    Springfield Police saw a series of robberies and break-ins during the last few weeks.

    On Feb. 3, a 2001 white Ford was stolen from Rosary Heights Road.
    According to a press release from the police, suspect Stephen Trent of Springfield allegedly ordered two  people out of the vehicle by threatening the use of force, then fled with the vehicle.
    Trent was later arrested at a residence in Springfield where the vehicle was recovered, according to the release.
    Trent was arrested for first-degree robbery.


    Springfield Fire Department Chief Jim Logsdon was incorrectly identified last week in a story about a garage fire.

    In the same story, information provided on the run report was disputed by property owner Tommy Noel.
    Noel said the fire didn’t start because of the reasons stated on the run report, which is written by the fire department.
    The report is in the process of being changed, according to Logsdon.

  • No Child Left Behind gets left behind in Kentucky

    Students, teachers and administrators in Washington County wave goodbye to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws, as Kentucky was recently one of 10 states to receive a waiver from the mandates.

    “Kentucky’s public school system will have one comprehensive system of accountability for both state and federal purposes to ensure college/career readiness for all students,” according to a Kentucky Department of Education press release last week.

  • New road supervisor gives first update

    Washington County fiscal court held a regular scheduled meeting on Friday morning, and Dale Mann was introduced as the county’s road department supervisor.

    Mann -- who took over as supervisor on Jan. 17 -- informed the court that the construction on Logan Road bridge has been completed, pending minor repairs this week.
    “It was two days and the guys were done,” Mann said. “They did a great job.”