Local News

  • News release: KSP cautions motorists about impending weather

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today.  A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult.  Citizens are asked torefrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions.  Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

  • News briefs 2/26

    There will be two auditions for The Stephen Foster Story for our 2014 season.  We are performing The Stephen Foster Story for the 56th consecutive season, and new this year will be “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, presented by Salt River Electric.   We are looking to cast anywhere from 20-30 kids for Charlie Brown, who will join members of our adult cast from The Stephen Foster Story. 

  • Library announces adult reading program
  • Local radio stations purchased

    LEBANON—Radio stations WLBN, WLSK and WYSB, licensed to Lebanon and Springfield, Kentucky, are being acquired by Choice Radio Central Corporation, an entity owned by Jonathan L. Smith, a life-long broadcaster originally from Stanford, Kentucky, pending regulatory approval by the Federal Communications Commission.  

    Smith’s company will operate the stations under a Local Programming and Marketing Agreement beginning immediately.

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  • Single-car wreck leads to injury

    Judy L. Washburn, 65, of Springfield, was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Washington County EMS after overturning her vehicle last Monday afternoon.

    Washburn was traveling north on Bloomfield Road around 5 p.m., when she lost control of her Jeep Liberty, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    The report states that the driver traveled across the oncoming lane of traffic and left the roadway before going through a wire fence line. The vehicle then overturned, before coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

  • 3 from Holy Rosary to be recognized at banquet

    The 27th annual African-American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet will have plenty of local ties this year, with three members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Springfield being chosen as award recipients.

    Charles “Terry” Churchill and Angela Robinson Linton were named two of the nine winners of the leadership award, while Skyla Graves, a senior at Washington County High School, was announced as one of the youth winners.

  • Springfield man indicted for sexually abusing minor

    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.

    Kyle Burkhead, 26, of 148 Mackville Hill Road in Springfield, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony, in circuit court last week.

  • State reps visit, discuss progress

    At the first quarterly meeting of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, which was sponsored by Washington County’s Kentucky Farm Bureau, State Representative Kim King and State Senator Tom Buford shared some of the bills and issues that are currently facing Kentucky’s General Assembly.

    King started off the evening by discussing and taking questions about a few of the bills that she has been the primary sponsor for.

  • Board votes on make-up schedule

    The Washington County School Board has finalized changes to the remaining schedule for the 2013-14 school year, barring any more missed days due to weather.

    It was voted on at last week’s monthly meeting to change March 28 from a teacher work day to an instructional day, and to do the same with May 26, the day schools were originally scheduled to be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

    The final day of the school year for students, as of now, would be Friday, May 30.