Local News

  • County sets tax district hearing

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for its first meeting of the month of June and addressed some big issues, including the announcement of the public hearing regarding the Conservation District’s request to become its own taxing district.

    The court announced the hearing will take place June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The venue will be announced at a later date.

    Budget and business
    First on the court’s chopping block was the second reading of the proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $37,000

    It was a successful weekend for Washington County Relay for Life, raising more than $37,000 with additional funds still rolling in.

    Relay committee co-chair Karen Purdom said organizers are quite pleased with that commitment from the community.

  • Mackville home lost to fire

    A house fire at the intersection of Mackville Road and Ky. 433 on Main Street in Mackville Thursday morning left one person suffering from smoke inhalation and the home is said to be a loss.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. on Thursday, and first-responders were contacted after a nearby resident saw the home’s occupant, Angela Mattingly, seeking refuge in the yard after escaping the smoke-filled house.

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  • Conservation district addressed

    Washington County will soon be having a public hearing about a new possible millage tax – one that’s proposed to be $2.20 a month on every $100,000 worth of real estate property. The money would go to Washington County’s Conservation District for a new technician and more projects that would benefit citizens of the county.

    On May 22, Washington County Fiscal Court met for it’s final time this month and voted to hold a public hearing on the Conservation’s District’s request to become it’s own taxing district.

  • INOAC adding jobs with expansion

    An expansion is in the works at INOAC’s Springfield plant that will result in 86 new jobs in a wide variety of roles.
    The recently completed 5,000 sq. foot addition to the building will accommodate the production of a new instrument panel for several different automobiles and is expected to launch in March 2016. INOAC’s vice president of North American human resources, Kurt Krug, said there will be a transition period between the current production line and the new one.

  • Boone recounts struggle with Hodgkin’s

    The annual Washington County Relay for Life event has become the most popular way to recognize local cancer survivors, and the 2015 version will be much the same.

    Some survivors have been fighting the disease for years, while others only recently found out about the incredible challenges that lie ahead. Cancer also doesn’t discriminate based on age, as was the case when Springfield native Katie Boone was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer of the immune system — on Feb. 5 of last year as a freshly turned 21-year-old.

  • Geronimo indicted in April stabbing

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    - Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of 111 Domas Court in Springfield, was indicted late last month in connection to charges brought following a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road on April 12.

    Geronimo stands accused of stabbing Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, in the chest with an eight-and-a-half-inch pocket knife following an altercation.

  • June Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We must sound like a broken down old record. But we’ll say it again. Change your sewing machine needle often. This is mainly the cause of all sewing machine problems.

  • Become a reading superhero

    This year the Washington County Public Library has, once again, planned a wide variety of educational, entertaining and fun programs to help you fill your summer days.