Local News

  • Essex takes seat at city council

    Last Tuesday’s Springfield City Council meeting kicked off with the swearing in of Chris Essex as the newest member of the council, replacing John Hardin, who resigned last month due to health reasons. After wrapping up the ceremony, it was back to business as usual for city officials.

    With Mayor John Cecconi yet to return to his duties following last month’s heart surgery, board member Lisa Haydon was once again chosen to preside over the meeting and it was voted that she will continue to do so until the mayor’s return.

  • New Pioneers officers for 2014
  • Friends of the library

    The Washington County Public Library needs YOU! We are rejuvenating the Friends of the Washington County Public Library look forward to our exciting future. An informational meeting of the Friends of the Washington County Public Library will be held at the Library, 210 E. Main Street, on Thursday, February 20, at 5:30 pm.

    We know that the community recognizes that a great library is central to a great community. The Friends raise and receive funds for books, equipment, programs and other needs not covered by the library budget.

  • The return of ‘Sew This & That’


    Yes, we are back.

    Just two spritely 60-and-up-year-olds full of new ideas, vigor and interesting stuff.

  • News briefs 2/12

    Mary Ministry

  • PHOTOS: WCHS students in the community
  • PHOTO: A recognition of art
  • School board holds special session

    Members of Washington County School Board took advantage of an opportunity to meet and discuss two points of business at The Galt House in Louisville earlier this month in a special session.

  • KSP warns of one-call scam

    Kentucky State Police warned last week that cell phone users should be aware of a new scam called “The one-ring scam,” which has been reported frequently to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Kentucky and in other states.

    A number of people have reported receiving phone calls that were a “ring-and-run,” where the culprit leaves a missed call in the hopes of getting the target to return the call.

  • CKCT to put grant to use

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre received plenty of praise and a bit of financial assistance at the Arts Day in Kentucky event held in Frankfort two weeks ago.

    The theater was presented a check for $4,495 by Sen. Tom Buford and Rep. Kim King as part of a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2013. The grant received by CKCT was among $1.8 million distributed to 102 non-profit arts organizations across Kentucky for the 2014 fiscal year.