Local News

  • New sheriff settling into role

    Kentucky State Police recently made information available regarding highway fatalities across Kentucky, including a breakdown for each county.

    In 2014, there were 661 fatalities in the state, 23 more than the previous year. The number, however, is still well below the totals from 2010 (759), 2011 (717) and 2012 (746).

  • Grant arms SPD with vests

    The Springfield Police Department got good news recently, when they were approved for a $4,280 grant to cover the cost of eight new body armor vests for the force.

    The grant was approved on Dec. 18, and the announcement came from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

    SPD Chief Jim Smith said he knew a grant existed for this type of equipment, and he was confident they would be able to benefit from it.

  • Thursday night accident claims life

    A single-car wreck took the life of a 23-year-old Washington County resident late Thursday night.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jordan Haydon, of Springfield, was traveling north on Bloomfield road in a 2001 Ford vehicle when the accident occurred just after midnight.

    A press release from KSP stated that Haydon lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway before striking a tree.

  • PHOTOS: Taking the show on the road
  • PHOTOS: In the door at last

    Washington County students have been waiting for this moment, and on Monday, it finally arrived.

    The new Washington County High School building opened its doors to students and a new era officially began for Washington County Schools.

    The cost of the building was in the neighborhood of $17 million, and the project was led by Ross Tarrant Architects and Alliance Corporation, the primary contractor.

  • PHOTOS: Local government officials sworn in
  • News briefs 12/31


    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

  • CKCT takes show on the road

    This weekend will offer a unique entertainment experience, bringing together two popular Washington County venues.

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre continues to grow in popularity with each new production and Mackville Community Center has made its reputation by hosting successful dinner events.

    On Saturday, the two will come together for a dinner and a show event when CKCT’s Main Stage takes to the road.

    CKCT Managing Artistic Director Will Davis said the idea to combine the events began with Bill Robinson, a local supporter of the theater.

  • Parking lot collision causes injury

    Christopher L. Mason, of Springfield, was taken to Spring View Hospital to be treated for a leg injury following a collision in the parking area at 70 Industry Drive in Springfield.

    The incident occurred on Monday shortly after 11:30 p.m.

    According to the incident report from the Springfield Police Department, the collision occurred when Coreyania L. Cowherd, of Lebanon, was backing out of a parking space and made contact with Mason’s vehicle.

  • County gov’t closes ‘14

    Purging itself of the 2014 year agenda, the Washington County fiscal court met for last time of the year on Dec. 22. The main points of the meeting included a second reading of budget amendments, the county clerk’s 2015 budget, sheriff’s budget, and position appointments.

    Everything was passed and everyone was approved without opposition.

    The salary cap for the county clerk was set at $170,000 for full time and part time wages, which according to Judge-Executive John Settles, isthe maximum that could be spent.