Local News

  • Boyle Co. sheriff on search

    The Boyle County Sheriff’s office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, is searching for a Perryville man who is in violation of his parole and is considered armed and dangerous.

    Eric Nelson, 34, is listed as a resident of Perryville; however, has not been seen at his address in more than 15 days, according to Sheriff Marty Elliott. Nelson was charged with rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old in another state.

    “He has the potential of being a violent person,” said Elliott.

  • In his blood

    This story is the first in a series recognizing the 2014 Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    When Bernard Smalley was recently presented with the “Citizen of the Year” award by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, it was a validation of sorts for a man who has spent nearly his entire life in Washington County.

    Born and raised in WC, Smalley grew up in what he calls a “sports-related family.”

  • 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.