Local News

  • BPW Unhappy Hour held in recognition of National Equal Pay Day

    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hosted an Unhappy Hour at Mordecai’s Restaurant on Tuesday, April 23.

    This was in recognition of National Equal Pay Day.  

    April represents the month that a woman must continue working through in order to earn what a man makes by the end of the previous year.  

    Nationally, women are paid 77.4 cents for every dollar men earn. The wage gap remained statistically unchanged for 2012.

  • Madox Roberts letters needed for book

    Washington Countians are being called on to help breathe life into the work of the area’s most celebrated author, and all they have to do is take a look around the attic.
    Bill Slavick, a retired English professor who spent most of his career at the University of Southern Maine, has put in a call for letters to complete his book, “Roberts’ Letters from the Little Country.”

  • BPW Wine and Stein Tasting is May 18

    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) is finalizing plans for their 2013 upcoming 11th Annual Wine & Stein Tasting on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Springfield.  The event will be outside on Cross Main Street, under an enormous tent and inside The Louisville Store Building located at 101 W. Main Street from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

  • Beloved priest honored at Holy Trinity Mass

    By Trisha Weber
    LCNI News Service

    Hundreds of parish members filled the pews at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown on Sunday. The crowd was bigger than usual, and although Mass stayed true to Catholic tradition, this one was different.

    Dedicated to the memory of the late Father John Christopher Allegra, Holy Trinity’s beloved priest who passed away unexpectedly last October, the Mass was teeming with people eager to pay their respects.

  • No major surprises in budget

    County officials met last month to discuss the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and while it appears there will be alterations from last year’s budget, major changes shouldn’t be expected when the spending plan is finalized this summer.

    Less than two weeks after the first reading of the proposed budget, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, the magistrates and other officials are still early in the process with plenty of time to make changes, but the foundation for the upcoming budget has been set.

  • Derby Blankets created for Governor’s Derby Celebration

    FRANKFORT — Artwork created by students at 30 Kentucky schools will be featured as unique art installations on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the Governor’s Derby Celebration Saturday in downtown Frankfort.

  • WCHS principal wants to be among first to act

    Since Gov. Steve Beshear signed the graduation bill (Senate Bill 97) in March, each school district has the option of raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Eventually, the entire state will be forced to adopt the change, but Washington County High School Principal Paul Terrell would like to see his district to be among the first to take action.

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  • Commission receives grant

    A grant that will be used for personal safety equipment, training and traffic control aids was accepted by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission last week.

    The check, for $3,000, was presented by Marty Nemes, senior marketing agent at the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “KLCIS has been our insurance provider for several years and strive to help us maintain a safe working environment,” said Angela Culver of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Road work to take place

    Mayor John W. Cecconi announces that blacktop work will take place in Springfield on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 on the following streets:  Ballard, Scott, Claybrooke, Short, George Russell, Depot, McCord and Cemetery Hill.

    Residents of these areas are asked to park off the street to accommodate the work crews and equipment, and others traveling in these areas are asked to be patient while the work is taking place.