Local News

  • Conservation district request

    Is the cost worth the price?

    That’s one question that Washington County’s Fiscal Court, and citizens, will have to keep in mind in the months to come.

    According to Judge-Executive John Settles, the Court was left with difficult, but good questions regarding the Washington County Conservation District on Jan. 23.

    During the court meeting, the conservation district asked to become its own special purpose governmental entity by being placed under a millage tax, which is a tax rate placed on property owners.

  • Vehicle break-ins reported

    Springfield Police are looking into a string of reports that items are being taken out of cars in local neighborhoods. Below is a rundown provided by the department on its Facebook page:

  • Manufacturer, student program goes statewide

    A program that allows individuals to break into the workplace and receive an education without the tuition bills has gone statewide and could benefit Springfield as soon as 2016.

  • Cecconi earns ‘Lifetime Achievement’

    Under the warm glow of candlelight, the Knights of Columbus Hall hosted the annual chamber awards on Jan. 29.

    Guests were presented with dinner and gave applause as outstanding members of the community received their awards.

    Taking this year’s lifetime achievement award was Dr. John Cecconi, with his son Dr. John Cecconi, Jr., presenting the award.  

    Beyond Cecconi, a major applause was given to this year’s citizen of the year recipient, Lisa Haydon.

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  • Theft at Today’s Gases

    According to a report provided by Springfield Police, a theft was reported at the business of Today’s Gases on Bardstown Road early on the morning of Jan. 14.

    Ofc. Charlie Osbourn reported responding to a call to the business around 8:30 that morning, where he was brought up to speed by employee David A. Gribbins.

    Gribbins said that he arrived for work that morning to find the front door glass had been broken out, and that he found the door closed but unlocked.

  • Book causes stir at WCHS

    A book with explicit and sexual content was a subject of discussion at last week’s Washington County School Board meeting.

    Bro. Cal Adams, pastor at Temple Baptist Church, and Jay Hatfield, pastor at Willisburg Baptist Church, shared their concerns with the district officials over the book, ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen.
    Adams provided the board with an excerpt from the book, which showed multiple uses of the “F-word” and included it being used with a sexual connotation.

  • Board member resigns

    Washington County School Board member Nora Hatton announced at last week’s meeting that she is stepping down from the position due to a career move that will require her to relocate.

    Hatton prefaced her announcement by saying she has called Washington County “home” for the last 19 years, and it was a visit to Willisburg Elementary School that solidified that this was where she wanted to raise her children.

  • Springfield native arrested

    A Springfield native is behind bars and charged with robbing a Campbellsville bank.

    Thomas Riley, 51, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with robbing the Forcht Bank in Green River Plaza, according to a release from the Campbellsville Police Department.

    Riley allegedly robbed the bank and fled the scene in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with an undetermined amount of cash and a handgun. Officers observed the vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Federal Place and were able to take Riley into custody without incident.

  • Taking her talent to state

    Washington County Distinguished Young Woman Erika Weir returned home from the DYW Kentucky competition this past week, and she said her experience was a good one.

    “It was a great opportunity to connect with people who I will keep in contact for a lifetime,” she said. “I know that the girls will come to do great things and it was a privilege to get to know them.”
    She also said she was pleased with her showing, particularly in the talent category.