A Glimpse into the Washington County Fair Experience

By Tiffany Cooke What’s summer without a little fair fun? Every year, the Washington County Fairgrounds hosts the Farmers and Merchants Fair. This year, from June 14 to June 22, the small county fair is full of action, providing over a week of scheduled activities, performances and competitions, 4-H shows and creations, and of course…

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Ice Cream and Classic Cars to Kick Off Fair Week Fun

By Tiffany Cooke The Washington County Farmers and Merchants Fair kicked off on Friday night with rides, vendors, and the Teen Contest, but the Public Square offered its own variety of entertainment to contribute to the festivities. The second Friday of every month from April to October, the Salem Square hosts a Cruise-In. Last week…

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Celebrating 25 Years with the Campbellsburg Country Festival

By Tiffany Cooke When school lets out and summer unofficially begins, Washington County goes into celebration mode, hosting festivals for community members seeking a break with entertainment. Though the County Farmer Merchant’s Fair happens in mid-June each year, Campbellsburg provides a taste of summer – and country – fun just as the summer season rolls…

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Documentary Screening Shows Community the Reality of World War I

By Tiffany Cooke A projector, screen, and lines of chairs filled the upstairs of the Salem Public Library on Tuesday night, creating a free pop-up theater for community members to attend. Movie lovers, history buffs, and anyone else interested to learn about World War I in an authentic film arrived at 7 p.m., filling the…

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Beyond the 3-day Weekend: Memorial Day Service Honors Local Veterans

By Tiffany Cooke As the Salem Square’s bells rang eleven strokes, the Washington County Scouts lowered the Crown Hill Cemetery American flag to half-staff, commencing the annual Memorial Day Program. Members of Washington County gathered near the cemetery gates Monday morning in observance and remembrance of veterans, current service members, and the fallen. For many,…

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Friday Night on the Square: A Business and Leisure Event

By Tiffany Cooke Locals embraced the hot weather and took to Salem Square’s streets at the spring business extravaganza known as Friday Night on the Square. After months of planning and prepping, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted some 58 businesses – Chamber members and nonmembers – at the event on May 17. Tents…

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