Local News

  • Incidents under investigation by local law enforcement

    Several incidents are currently under investigation by Springfield City Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    A caller reported to Springfield City Police at 4:16 p.m. on Dec. 6  that shots were fired at 128 Domus Court in Springfield. Police reported no evidence to indicate any person or object was struck by the gunfire.
    Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Springfield City Police at (859) 336-5450. Callers can remain anonymous.

  • School HVAC system declared an emergency

    School board members were greeted with unpleasant news on Wednesday during a work session.

    The heating and cooling unit in the gym at Washington County High School had been not working well, and it looked like a new system was needed. The heating situation has been declared an emergency, which should expedite the process of replacing the units.

  • Several locals on campus at VT shooting

    The scene at Virginia Tech University last week was all too familiar to those who were with the college at the time of the 2007 shooting that claimed 33 lives.

    On Thursday, a police officer was shot and killed during a routine stop on campus. The gunman later took his own life in a nearby parking lot. There are several Virginia Tech students and faculty members that have ties to Washington County, and some of them recalled how Thursday was a reminder of the tragedy that occurred on April 16, 2007.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

    A New Haven man recently pleaded guilty during the mediation process to two counts of sexual abuse that occurred in Washington County.

    Bobby Lee Hudson was originally charged with 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree.
    Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age (Class C felony) during a mediation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Dec. 2 in Washington County.

  • St. Catharine could be annexed into the city by early 2012

    By the first day of the new year, the majority of the St. Catharine campus could be annexed into the city of Springfield.

    “I think the best way to put it is, it’s just going to be a win-win for everybody,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said after the regular scheduled Springfield city council meeting on Monday at City Hall.
    The St. Catharine farm would be excluded from annexation, as the land belongs to an agricultural district, as designated by the USDA, which means it legally can’t become part of an incorporated city.

  • Two-car injury collision on KY 55

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police (KSP), Trooper Jonathan Houk investigated a collision that occurred at noon one-mile south of  Springfield on KY 55 at the intersection of KY 528. 

  • SCC and city partner for holiday cheer

    Students from St. Catharine College were in the holiday spirit this past weekend. For the third year, Dr. Dave Donathan’s Senior Seminar class partnered with Springfield Main Street Renaissance to help with the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, a joint seasonal celebration between Springfield and Lebanon.

  • News briefs for 12-07


    WC Heartland Youth Coalition

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition RISE Youth are collecting items for the residents of the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Home and the residents of Sansbury Nursing Facility.

  • PHOTO: A band of horses in the Bluegrass
  • Local family wins Outstanding Young Farm Family award

    Michael and Nora McCain of Washington County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2011 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 92nd annual meeting in Louisville.

    KFB annually awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.