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Local News

  • Small businesses could benefit from new tax credit program

    Small businesses in the area could soon be getting a boost.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a new program called the Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit program, something that can boost businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

  • Swimming pool may still be sold


    The days of the old city pool may be numbered.
    The city could start looking for a suitor to raze the old pool after action taken at the Tuesday, Jan. 11, city council meeting.

    Last year the city advertised a ‘request for proposals’ on the pool property but no interest was received.
    Councilman Paul Borders said he had a few people tell him that they weren’t clear on what the advertisement meant.

  • City seeks dog laws with bark and bite

    The number of dogs kept on a city property has some citizens barking for change.
    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said that a recent complaint pertained to someone’s concern for elderly residents.

  • Choosing a life of service


    Sometimes it’s hard to deny your roots.
    While Dr. Gregg W. Anderson’s roots lie in northern Kentucky, he does have ties to Washington County.

    He went to school at St. Catharine College in the early 70s. He even played basketball while he was there, earning the 110 percent award.
    “It was a great time,” he said. “I loved it. I was accepted. They had a very nice, loving, caring staff.”
    Anderson also fondly remembers the nuns at St. Catharine.

  • New state law prohibits texting while driving


    The new year brings a new potential fine for motorists.

    The Kentucky State Police announced recently that police officers will begin issuing citations to drivers in violation of the new texting law that went into effect over the summer.
    “It passed in July but we could only issue warning tickets up until Jan. 1,” Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong said. “All we’ve done (so far) is basically issue verbal warnings. We’ve had very few that we actually observed.”

  • Pettus to compete in state junior miss


    It’s been nearly seven months since Anna Pettus was crowned the 2011 Washington County Junior Miss, but it’s finally time for a bigger stage.

    Pettus soon leaves for Lexington to start a rigorous practice schedule aimed at preparing her for the Kentucky Junior Miss pageant.
    “I talked to (2010 Junior Miss) Josette Taylor and she said you pretty much practice all the time, go home and sleep, practice all the time, go home and sleep,” Pettus said.
    Not that she hasn’t already been preparing for the two-day event.

  • St. Catharine College to offer master’s degrees in 2012

    St. Catharine College will offer its first ever master’s programs beginning in 2012, according to President William D. Huston. 

    The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
    “This was one of those memorable days that I will always remember during my tenure at SCC,” said Huston.

  • Fiscal court tackles insurance, bonding issues

    The Washington County Fiscal Court approved to pay liability insurance in the amount of $428 per year for a second vehicle for the jailer’s use.

  • The Caring Place is in need of a few helping hands

    Listening to the stories of the abused women that now call The Caring Place home is a sobering experience. For one woman and her three young boys, the shelter is the start of an entirely new life.

    “When you have to leave a domestic violence situation, you have to leave family,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “I had to leave family on both sides. My children and I have to completely start over. A brand new life.”

  • Dean gets 15-year term in murder-for-hire case

    A Mackville man who admitted soliciting a murder for hire has been sentenced in United States District Court to 15 years imprisonment.