Local News

  • Roution reflects on Oaks

    Washington County was represented on the track at Churchill Downs this past weekend, but not in the way you might expect.

    Annie Roution was selected to take part in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade after finishing in the top 10 of the online voting competition for the event, and she said she came away from the experience enlightened.

  • Saturday 5K to help fund resource group

    The mission of the Family Resource Youth Service Center (FRYSC) is to provide resources to parents and students to remove non-cognitive barriers.

    Accomplishing that goal has been less challenging in the past with funding more adequately distributed. However, with state funding based on free and reduced lunch numbers — and those numbers steadily increasing in recent years — the same amount of funding has been forced to be stretched even further. In the schools served by FRYSC alone (WCES, WCMS and WCHS) free and reduced lunch now exceeds 60 percent of students.

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  • Murder charges follow fatal collision

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, faces numerous charges after a collision involving three vehicles on Sunday around 12:35 p.m. in Springfield that left a Bardstown man dead.

    Among the charges, Mendoza faces one count of murder, as well as a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Mendoza was heading northbound on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van when he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of US 150.

  • North Washington School clear after threat

    Kentucky State Police responded to North Washington School last week after a threatening message was found in a bathroom on the campus.

    According to a report provided by KSP, they were asked last Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a threat to “...blow up the school on April 30.” The message was written on a bathroom stall in a boys’ restroom. Principal Amanda Mattingly was informed after several students saw the message and the authorities were notified.

  • News briefs for 4/29


    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 at (859) 336-3232.
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.

  • Two candidates face off for secretary of state

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.

  • Springfield celebrates Earth Day

    April 22 was Earth Day around the globe, and Washington County was no exception.

    North Washington Elementary students gathered at the Farmer’s Market on Depot Street last Wednesday to learn about Earth Day, what they can do for the environment, and how important they are for the future. The event was held at noon and hotdogs, along with bags of fresh vegetables, were available.

  • ‘Teacher Who Made a Difference’

    Tim Messer has been with Washington County Schools since 2000. The amount of time he has spent providing a positive influence on students’ lives goes beyond these past 15 years, as his recent recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” shows.

    Messer was nominated for the award by former student Brandy Mason, who had Messer during his six-year tenure in McCreary County, where he is originally from.

  • Trailer wins best in state


    Ernie Akins is a young man with a mind for the creative.

    Be it his lifelong love of music or stepping into unfamiliar territory, Akins is sure to inject his creativity and his knack for entertaining into any project.

    That was the case when a movie trailer Akins completed for a class project earned first place at the state level of the KyAED Art Exhibit competition (digital media category) recently.

    “I didn’t know how to react,” Akins said. “It was such an awesome experience.”