Local News

  • Free programs offered at public library

    The mission of the Washington County Public Library is to “recognize the power of information and the joy of discovery, providing a variety of quality resources and programs to meet user needs.” This week, the Library is reaching toward fulfilling this mission with a variety of programs for all ages, completely free to everyone.

    You have decided to go to college. Now you have to figure out how to pay for it. A college education is more affordable than you think. Financial aid comes in many forms, and you’ll probably qualify for more than one type.

  • News briefs 12/4

    Change in Recycling Dates – Holiday Schedule
    There will be a change in curbside recycling dates for Springfield.  The City of Springfield has announced the following change of dates for their recycling schedule:
    Recycling dates of Dec. 25 and 26 will be changed to Jan. 2 and 3, 2014.

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

  • Second reading of ordinance

    City of Springfield officials held the second reading of—and adopted—a St. Catharine College bond ordinance last Tuesday at a special-called meeting at City Hall.

    The ordinance—No. 2013-008—is in regard to financing the SCC Hundley Library and Beam land project. Legal council advised that the city has no obligation on the issue, as it is being used as a pass-through agency for the project.

  • Counting our blessings

    Fourteen years ago, on Sept. 9, Paris Stone was born.

    But, according to his grandmother, Carol Adams, it was soon clear that Stone wasn’t developing like the other children.

    And the family soon found out why: cerebral palsy.

    Cerebral palsy is “a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

    For Stone, the affliction would affect many aspects of his everyday life.

  • Indictments handed down

    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.

    - Susan L. Becknell, 52, of 1815 Crestridge Circle NW in Conyers, Ga., was charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (Class D felony).

  • District top-10 in CCR growth

    While test scores for the 2012-13 school year were released a couple of months ago, just what those scores mean for each district is still being sorted out. Washington County, for example, knew that the changes made within college and career readiness (CCR) was among the district’s strongest areas. Now, they also know that those improvements were among the best in the state.

  • Gun stolen in Lebanon Hill armed robbery

    An armed robbery at 158 Lebanon Hill Road was reported at 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 18, according to a report issued by the Springfield Police Department.

    Officer Daniel Baker responded to the scene and was informed that two men broke in by busting through the locked front door. According to the report, the unidentified intruders were each armed with handguns and repeatedly asked the homeowners—James I. Sallee and Eelyn R. Sallee—for money, while making their way to an unlocked gun safe.

  • Winter sets in with Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival

    After celebrating Thanksgiving this past weekend, the holiday season has officially arrived. That’s especially true in Washington and Marion counties, where the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival is set to take over from Friday through Sunday.

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  • Home health care in central Kentucky changes hands

    Community Home Health Care recently acquired the license to provide home health care to seven Kentucky counties from Lincoln Trail Home Health.

    The Kentucky-based company, which has been serving communities for 30 years, provides patients with options for at-home treatment during times of illness, injury or recovery from surgical procedures.

    Area representative Terri Mattingly said some of the benefits of Community Home Health Care are obvious.