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  • News briefs for 2/25

    Ongoing
      
    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
       
    School cancellations and 4-H
    Remember that if school is canceled due to bad weather, any project, club meetings or 4-H activities scheduled for that day are canceled, too. If the event takes place on a Saturday, listen to WLBN-WLSK for cancellation information.
       

  • Mary Kutter’s Country Classic Hour

    The days of Ed Sullivan, Porter Wagoner and Barbara Mandrell are not over. In fact, they may be, perhaps, reviving with a new upcoming country music variety show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour,” which began airing on BRTV Cable Channel 19 Bardstown Cable, WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM on Feb. 12.

    Brainchild of Roth Stratton, managing partner of the stations, the show features rising  Kentucky artists, bands and songwriters as well established acts from Nashville. The bi-monthly show is hosted by Washington County native Mary Kutter.

  • Trailer stolen from water company

    Springfield Police are searching for a 30-foot flatbed trailer after it was reported stolen from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

    David Bartley reported the trailer stolen on Jan. 26, and the case remains open.

    According to a report provided by SPD, Bartley informed authorities that the King trailer was taken sometime during the weekend of Jan. 23-25.
    The trailer had been parked across the road from the water company at Bluegrass Dairy due to a lack of storage space.

  • All in the family

    In the Robinson family, giving back to the community they call home is second nature. So too is being recognized for that selflessness.

    Aaron Robinson, a junior at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, received the award for 2014 Youth Leadership at January’s Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala, and no, you’re not having déjà vu.

  • Just STOP

    Stop.

    One word, four letters.

    Easy to read, write and understand - or is it?

    According to local law enforcement and Washington County school officials, there have been some drivers who aren’t obeying school bus stop signs when they’ve been activated.
    In fact, there have been three or four incidents in Paul Terrell’s eight months as director of transportation for the Washington County School District.

  • Q&A session with Springfield’s new mayor

    Debbie Wakefield’s tenure as mayor of Springfield may be less than two months in, but that doesn’t mean it has been without historical significance locally.

    Wakefield became the first female and first African American mayor of Springfield when she claimed last November’s race over three other candidates.

    She is a Springfield native and 1988 graduate of Washington County High School who has served the past six years as a city council member.

  • Fires claim two homes

    Last week’s winter storm may have meant a few days off work for some residents, but for the Springfield and Washington County fire departments, it was anything but.

    Springfield Fire Chief Jim Logsdon said the first responders made 10 runs between Feb. 18 and Feb. 22, including one fatal car accident, two serious house fires and a barn fire. They also responded to four instances of water flow issues after at- or below-zero temperatures caused pipes to burst.

  • Officials deal with snow issues

    Some say last week’s snowfall was the worst snowstorm since 1978, and it’s hard to argue.

    With record-breaking snowfall and viciously cold temperatures, Washington County, like all of central Kentucky, has had a lot of stress and school closings on its plate.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said the police department was fortunate to have several four-wheel drive vehicles at its disposal last week.

  • Fatal collision on US 150 Wednesday

    One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident on US 150 Wednesday afternoon.

    Rhonda Yates, 51, of Danville, was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon following the collision, where she was pronounced dead.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident occurred at 5:15 p.m., with Yates heading east on US 150 in a 2003 Mitsubishi one mile east of Springfield.

    According to a news release from KSP, Westbound Hoyt Calhoun, 50, of Boston, Ky., crossed the center line in a 2010 Chevrolet and collided with Yates.

  • PHOTOS: Black History Month

    A Black History Month celebration was held at Johnson’s Chapel on East High Street in Springfield on Sunday. Local residents reflected on their history and spoke on the future during the event. Bobby Harris was on hand as the guest speaker, while Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield and Perryville Mayor Anne Sleet were recognized as the first female African American mayors in their respective communities.