Local News

  • A leader of (young) men

    When it comes to getting involved, few adults can claim to have touched as many corners of the local community as Seth Robinson has, and he won’t even graduate from Washington County High School until this spring.

    The senior is serving his third year as class president and has been a member of 4-H, Teen Leadership and the governor’s scholar program.

    He even helps out any way he can with the Central Kentucky Community Theatre, where his younger brother, Aaron, is a regular participant.

  • Close call nearly costs city

    The massive winter storm that hit the area last Monday morning was not the only threat the City of Springfield faced last week, nor was it the most frightful.

    Around 5 a.m. that morning, smoke was seen pouring from the city of Springfield public works garage. The source of the smoke turned out to be the cab of a 1998 Dodge three-quarter ton truck, which had become fully engulfed in flames. Though the truck was a complete loss, the potential existed for much more damage than what occurred.

  • News briefs 3/5

    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.

    Cradle School

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky

    The Brian Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) has formed the South Central Kentucky Board in Marion County. Since 1986, the BIAK has been serving those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, outreach and connection resources. In recent times, BIAK has expanded its services to any acquired brain injury including accidents, aneurysms, trauma and tumors. BIAK has also extended its reach to Veterans returning from overseas deployment who may have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury while serving our country.

  • Berry to Speak at New Pioneers spring meeting on Tuesday

    The guest speaker for the annual spring member meeting and dessert potluck of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will be Mary Berry, Executive Director of the Berry Center of Henry County and nationally recognized proponent of sustainable farming. Berry is the daughter of Kentucky author Wendell and Tanya Berry of Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County.

  • Indictment brings trafficking charges

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    A local resident was indicted on four criminal counts—three of which are felonies—stemming from two separate incidents, according to documents provided by the Washington County Circuit Clerk.

    Garland E. Caudill, 49, of 213 Covington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on charges from cases dating back to Dec. 5, 2012 and Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Quick to make an impression

    Alana Kelty Bartley hasn’t been teaching long. In fact, the 2013-14 school year marks the first time in her career that she’s been responsible for maintaining her own classroom.

    That didn’t stop Nelson County school officials from choosing Bartley to be recognized for the difference she’s already made.

  • Youth Coalition looks for fresh start

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition met last Friday during a luncheon that was open to the public.

    The WCHYC is a group that was formed in 1998 to help make the community aware of the dangers of substance abuse. Since that time, they have been putting together programs to help educate the county’s parents and youth.

    In 2003, the WCHYC received the Drug-Free Communities grant that awarded them $125,000. This grant allowed the coalition to pay for, among other things, two staff members (Wilma Sorrell and Issac Frye).

  • County approves airport lights

    There were several points of discussion during last week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, some of which dealt with building on county property.

    The first item of business that dealt with this was a request made by the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board. Due to FAA regulations, they asked the court for permission to set two 70-foot lightpoles on county property to light several oak trees near the airport.

    They had originally contacted the owner of the trees about cutting them down, but the resident turned down the request due to sentimental reasons.

  • Daniel Boone: Pathfinder coming to Springfield

    What: Kentucky Chautauqua presents Daniel Boone: Pathfinder
    When: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 p.m.
    Where: Springfield Presbyterian Church
    Sponsored by: Washington County Historical Society