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Local News

  • Local man killed in accident

    James Ronald Coulter, 50, of Springfield, passed away following an accident on KY 152 on Friday evening.

    According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Coulter was traveling east when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder, traveling 23 feet before hitting two mailboxes. The vehicle continued another 130 feet before making contact with a tree.

  • If you grow it, they will come

    The Springfield farmers market won’t officially start its new season until Saturday, May 3, but for anyone considering reserving a spot among this year’s group, now is the time to get started.

  • Child's Play

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    Bobby and Belle Sutton have been a fixture at the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival over the years, and their passion for seeing smiles on children’s faces is what has kept them around.

  • Child’s Play

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    Bobby and Belle Sutton have been a fixture at the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival over the years, and their passion for seeing smiles on children’s faces is what has kept them around.

  • News briefs 3/26

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Tom Duncan Reed Scholarship
    The Tom Duncan Reed “Service Above Self” Scholarship has been established to encourage and promote high ethical standards, leadership and involvement in community service, and to recognize Washington County students who have exemplified “service above self” in their community.

  • Wiley named KHEAA counselor for Washington County

    FRANKFORT — Toni Wiley has been named the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) outreach counselor for Washington County.

    Wiley was previously the KHEAA outreach counselor in the southern part of the state.

    “I’ve loved serving the 13 southern counties but am looking forward to helping students closer to home,” Wiley said. “I want to help our students get the most KEES money they can and become more prepared for life after high school.”

  • Washington County Relay for Life is ‘fit for the fight’

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Washington County Committee is kicking off this year’s “Relay Season” with some new and exciting changes that correspond with the 2014 American Cancer Society’s mission to  “Finish the Fight”.

  • Dominican sisters pass corporate stance on gun legislation

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace (a congregation of Catholic Sisters) has approved a corporate stance calling for responsible gun-control legislation and improved mental-health care resources.

    The corporate stance states:

  • PHOTOS: St. Catharine Motherhouse recognizes its own during Sisters Week
  • ‘Burg Park in full use with upgrades recently completed

    It may have seemed a dream that was destined to never come true.
    But when St. Dominic’s baseball team trotted out onto the field this past Monday evening, the recent renovations to the Frederickburg park were in full view.

    There were fans sitting in the stands and cheering on their team, who was playing at its new home field for the first time.

    The children who were too young to be on the team played on the park’s playground equipment, something that would have been impossible only a few short months ago.