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Local News

  • Incumbent Bartley faces Corbett, Langford for Democratic nod in sheriff's race

    Jim Crouch is a wanted man. The Republican candidate for Washington County Sheriff has three Democrats fighting for a chance to go one-on-one with him in the Nov. 2 general election. But before he knows who will be his opponent this fall, the three Democrats must see who wins the battle of the ballot in the May 18 primary.

  • ECTC dedicates Springfield campus

    The seeds of higher education were planted in Washington County nearly two years ago when ground was broken for the Springfield campus of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College System. Now, the campus is in full bloom and ready to receive its first full-time students this fall. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place Thursday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the KCTCS.

  • St. Catharine students raising funds for mission trip with Saturday night dance

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  • Flood's wake leaves county roads a mess

    In the wake of last week’s massive flooding, several roads throughout Washington County have sustained severe damage, and are in need of emergency repair. At Monday’s meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, road department supervisor Albert Wimsatt reported that his crews have been working to clean up the debris while inspectors from FEMA are expected to arrive this week to assess the damage.

  • High-speed chase goes through Washington County on KY 555

    Springfield  police officers assisted in a high-speed chase that made its way through Washington County Thursday.

    Kentucky State Police were in pursuit of a 17-year-old from Ohio, and the chase went through Springfield along KY 555.

    KSP troopers gave chase to a sport utility vehicle, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The SUV was being driven by a 17-year-old juvenile, who was wanted in Ohio on felony robbery and assault charges, according to a report by KSP.

  • Black, Hamilton seek Democratic county clerk spot

    Republican Julie McRay Waits is preparing her bid for Washington County Clerk, but she won’t know who her opponent will be in November until Democratic incumbent Glenn Black and challenger Richard “Richie” Hamilton face off in the primary on May 18.

  • Drug bust nets 19 arrests, more possible

    Two Springfield men were arrested in a drug round-up conducted by Kentucky State Police on Friday, April 29. The round-up was the result of a year-long undercover drug investigation by Kentucky State Police, according to a statement from KSP. A total of 19 people from Washington and Marion counties were arrested in the round-up. KSP officials added that more arrests are pending in reference to the undercover investigation.

  • State of emergency declared locally

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles announced Tuesday that a state of emergency has been declared in the county, and Gov. Steve Beshear has requested federal assistance to help the county recover from the past weekend's storms. Settles said it is crucial that citizens take photos of any damage, save all repair receipts, and report all damage to homes and businesses to Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine at (859) 481-3919. This information will be used to help officials get all eligible assistance for which the county qualifies.

  • Weekend flooding soaks county

    The storms that rolled into Washington County Saturday morning finally started to roll out Sunday night. Before the clouds began to clear, many people had been sent in search of higher, dryer ground.

    Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine said Monday that about 10-12 families were displaced from the flooding, but there were no injuries reported.

    “Everybody is OK, but there is a lot of cleaning up to be done for them to get back in their homes,” he said.

  • City weighs recyclable paper pick-up

    As a famous fictional frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” That is also the case when there is a possibility to expand curbside recycling in Springfield to include paper products. But while Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer would like to include the city in the program, concerns about the lack of available inmate labor and other associated costs have city officials asking more questions.