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Local News

  • Heavy snowfall hits Washington County, more expected through the day

     

    Heavy snow began to fall early this morning, and more is expected throughout the day and into Monday evening. Everyone is advised to be safe, and limit your travel to trips that are deemed necessary.

    See more about the winter storm, as well as more photos here and on our Facebook page throughout the day.

  • News briefs 2/11

    Ongoing

    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

  • County gov’t met Monday

    The Washington County Fiscal Court had its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 9.

    One big question was left unanswered at the meeting, and that was whether to place the Conservation District under a millage tax, though the Court was left with an opportunity for some big savings.

  • William Huston set to retire

    SCC Communications

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Feb. 3 that he plans to retire from the presidency when his contract expires at the end of June 2015.

  • WCHS celebrates National FCCLA Week

    As Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) celebrates its national week this week, the club reflected recently on what has made it such a success at the local level.

    With nearly 200 members, Washington County FCCLA has established itself as the largest chapter in Kentucky for the last eight years and has been in the conversation for largest in the nation on at least two occasions.

  • Majestic memories

    For years, the Majestic Theatre on Main Street was the central source of entertainment in Springfield.

    For the cool price of a buck, a family of three could take in the Sunday night movie and have change enough left for a treat. Those days are distant memories for anyone fortunate enough to recall them, but for at least one local resident, they remain the sweetest of memories.

  • Todd Allen named Marketer of the Year

    1851 Maple Hill Manor, one of the world’s finest bed and breakfasts, has a number of prestigious accolades under its belt.  From being named the Best Bed and Breakfast recipe in 2013, to being called the commonwealth’s best B&B by Kentucky Monthly Magazine, Springfield’s icon has been featured in USA Today’s Best Years magazine twice and by The Kentucky Standard.

    In fact, they have more awards than any other bed and breakfast in Kentucky, and will be featured by the Lehman Report in the near future.

  • Lisa Haydon honored by award

    Lisa Haydon was named Citizen of the Year by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce at the awards gala held on Jan. 29, and she said it felt good to know that the work she has put in over the years has not gone unnoticed.

    “I felt very honored to be recognized because I have worked hard for Springfield since I’ve been here,” Haydon said.

  • Suspect flees, later arrested

    A man who eluded authorities on two occasions last week has been taken into custody.

    Alvin D. Miller, 30, of Lebanon, was wanted by Springfield Police on a wanton endangerment charge stemming from an incident reported by Kim D. Berry of Springfield on Jan. 21.

    The Springfield Police Department posted on Facebook last Tuesday that they and Lebanon Police were searching for Miller, who had already twice fled on foot.

  • Alpaca fiber plant set to open in Springfield

    You may not have heard of the name U.S. Natural Fibers yet – but you will soon.

    USNF is a fiber processing plant that is currently under works in Springfield and will bring several new jobs to the community in the months to come.

    Shawn Malloy, who helped found the companies Kentucky Royalty, and in 2013 Altera, both of which are known for their alpaca fiber socks, said the two companies are the catalyst of what’s to come with USNF.