Local News

  • Trouble in a roundabout way

    Commuters will notice a change in the roundabout on US-150 in front of the St. Catharine campus in the near future, after a number of accidents in recent months.

    A one-vehicle injury crash on Jan. 11 was the ninth accident at the roundabout since it opened after construction last summer.
    Five of those accidents, occurring between Aug. 18 and Oct. 5 of last year, show that drivers’ unawareness of the new addition likely contributed to the high number of accidents.

  • News briefs for 01-18

    Wednesday, Jan. 18

    CKCA Meeting
    The Central Kentucky Community Action, Inc. Area Board of Directors meeting will be held on Jan. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting location will be at the Lincoln Trail Office located at 613 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

    LTADD Meeting

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet (today) Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Trail ADD office in Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Distinguished Young Woman
  • Local woman waits faithfully for a double-lung transplant

    Springfield resident Lisa Hamilton’s battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been a long one, as she was diagnosed at less than one-year old, and now she’s reached the biggest obstacle of all in her fight.

    She and her husband, Ray, are awaiting a phone call informing them of when Lisa will receive a double-lung transplant.
    The Hamiltons have been preparing for the transplant since November, when Lisa went for what she thought was going to be a typical CF check-up.

  • County could have a new legislator

    Washington County could have a new legislator in the future if the redistricting plan that passed the Kentucky House of Representatives also makes it out of the Senate.

    According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, “the plan, prepared by House Democratic leadership, puts nine incumbents across the state in districts with other incumbent representatives. Of those, eight are Republicans and one is a Democrat.”

  • Minors questioned, to be charged in juvenile court for mailbox damage

    Juveniles have been questioned and will be charged in juvenile court for the damage to over 25 mailboxes in the Beechland Road, Valley Hill Road and Lincoln Park Road area.

    The damage occurred over the course of a weekend in mid- to late December. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.
    In other police news:
    - Another accident happened at the roundabout near the St. Catharine campus on Jan. 11, this time resulting in an injury.

  • City sees rise in revenue and expenses

    Finances are looking better for the city of Springfield, according to auditor and certified public accountant Danny Hardin. He spoke at the city council meeting on Jan. 10.

    “Things are a little bit better, but we still feel uneasy,” he said. “The city has taken a lot of steps to improve, and watch over things. So, we want to ask you to continue a vigilant effort to keep expenses under control, and to make sure all the taxes are collected and managed also.”

  • Maddy’s legacy lives on

    Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most thoughtful.The home of Juanita Hodgens and her husband, Robert Hodgens, Sr., is where hundreds of pillow-case dresses have been made, mostly for young girls in Haiti. Some have also ended up in Africa and Mexico.
    Juanita Hodgens said the idea was created from tragedy, after her granddaughter and her three children died in a car accident five years ago.

  • PHOTO: Honoring MLK Jr.
  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre rehearsals canceled for Jan. 12

    All rehearsals at Central Kentucky Community Theatre have been canceled for Jan. 12, 2012.