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  • Local youths take part in movie production

    Filming of the movie “Tragedy Girls” in Springfield will be completed this week, ending the month-long production of a Hollywood film in Springfield and Marion County.  

    Washington County resident Aleeyah Salazar was one of many locals to participate in the film’s production. 

  • Loan approved for sewer project

    The final part of funding for an upgrade to Springfield’s sewer plant was approved last week by the Springfield City Council.

    In February, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission received confirmation that they were approved for a total of $1.92 million from rural development, with $1,347,000 coming from a loan and $573,495 coming in the form of a grant for a headworks sewer project upgrade. 

  • That's a wrap!

    ... And cut!

    Hollywood will begin to scale down its presence in the small towns of Springfield and Lebanon as it wraps up production of the movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film portraying an adventure of two teenaged girls, later this week.

    According to Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian, producers of the movie, the production of the film has gone extremely well.

  • Former officer charged with assault

    A former Springfield police officer, along with another man, have been indicted on assault charges. 

    The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Michael A. Cotton, 59, of Bardstown, and Kevin R. Bewley, 28, of Willisburg, on one count of assault in the second degree, a class C felony.

  • U.S. Natural Fibers a unique local business

    Shawn Malloy, along with his wife, Lori, has been working with natural fibers for more than a decade. Now, after opening two successful fiber companies, they’ve opened up a third – U.S. Natural Fibers, a processing plant in Springfield. 

    “What U.S. Natural Fibers is all about is, we’re buying and selling fiber from small farms across the county,” Malloy said. 

  • Local candidates have filed

    Multiple city council and school board seats are up for grabs this year, and voters will go to the polls to decide who will fill them on Nov. 8.

    Tuesday, Aug. 9, was the last day for candidates to file for election.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, three school board seats are up for the taking, as well as all six spots on the Springfield City Council.

  • WCHS students win national FCCLA honors

     Washington County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is not only one of the biggest chapters in the commonwealth, it’s also had some its members recently recognized at the national level.

  • Film could lead to local coffee shop

    The Woman’s Club building has been transformed into a coffee shop called Gushers, and it could remain that way after the most recent city council meeting.

    The film “Tragedy Girls,” which has also been referred to by its production name Sadie & McKayla, has been filming in Springfield since the end of July, and when the movie called for a smoothie shop for the main characters to visit, the props department created one in the Woman’s Club building.

  • Part of Beechwood Drive to be adopted by county

    Residents of the Beechwood subdivision off of KY 555 will be glad to hear that an approximate 800-foot stretch of Beechwood Drive will be adopted by the county. 

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to begin the ordinance process so that the county can provide maintenance to the road. 

    This comes after a request from members of the subdivision last year. In September 2015, the fiscal court denied the residents’ request for adoption after it was determined the road did not meet county specifications.

  • School officials preparing for upcoming year

    Children and teens in Washington County are headed back to school tomorrow, and according to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, a lot has been done in preparation for their return. 

    “We are very excited about the 16-17 school year,” Cochran said in an email. “WCSD staff, while on summer break, has spent a great deal of time planning and preparing for the upcoming year.”

    She said many staff members have undergone course work over the summer.