Local News

  • Giving the gift of faith

    For those donating to Operation Christmas Child (OCC), it’s about more than providing a child overseas with daily essentials, toys and treats; it’s about spreading their faith.

    Last year, Washington County donated 309 shoeboxes to children in need overseas. This year, however—the third that WC has been involved—the local community was responsible for the donation of 1,112 boxes.

  • Mackville woman killed in single car accident

    A Washington County resident died following a single car accident on the Bluegrass Parkway Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m.

    Nancy Christerson, 55, of Mackville, passed away on Saturday at Flaget Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained after striking a guardrail and overturning along the roadway.

    According to an accident report provided by the Nelson County Sheriff Department, Christerson was traveling east near the 34-mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway when the accident occurred.

  • News briefs 12/11

    Mid Kentucky Chorus
    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus Christmas concerts have been rescheduled to the following dates and times:
    Friday, Dec. 13 in Bardstown at St. Joseph Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 in Lebanon at St. Augustine Church at 3 p.m.  For information or reservations, please call Susan Spalding at 859-336-9232.

    WC Local Emergency Planning Committee

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  • County jobless rates unchanged

    Ninety-six Kentucky counties saw unemployment rates rise over the course of the last year, but Washington County was among the 24 to see a decrease or stay the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    From October 2012 to October 2013, Washington County maintained a 7.9 percent jobless rate. Unemployment was at 7.2 percent in the county in August of this year, before climbing back to 7.6 percent in September and finishing October at the same 7.9 percent rate as last year.

  • Nelson County Sheriff still searching for missing teen

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is still on the lookout for a Nelson County teen who was reported missing last month.

    Nelson County Sheriff Stephen Campbell said there were no new developments Monday in the case of 16-year-old Corey Wade Bogard, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 15.

    But Campbell said they still believe Bogard is in the area.

    Bogard is a 5’7” white male with brown hair and blue eyes and weighs 185 pounds.

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  • Arrest made after hit-and-run

    The Springfield Police Department reported working a minor car accident last Thursday on KY-528, as well as four accidents Nov. 25-27. No injuries were noted in any of the accident reports, however, a Nov. 26 incident resulted in an arrest following a hit-and-run at 70 Bardstown Road.

    According to the report, Julian Rocha of Springfield was taken into custody after being pulled over and informing an officer that he had no driver’s license or insurance and that the tags on the 1993 Ford Aerostar van he was driving were revoked.

  • 5th Region official arrested

    A Taylor County man has been arrested in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred earlier this year.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, Jeffery Watson, 41, of 337 Puryear Road, was arrested and charged with third degree rape following an investigation by the Campbellsville Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was initiated on Nov. 16, according to the release. The rape allegedly took place in July of this year, according to the release.

    Watson was released on a $5,000 bond.