Local News

  • Tourism increased spending in 2014

    The annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky shows an exceptional increase in Washington County in 2014. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2014 compared with 2013.

  • PHOTOS: Bible-reading marathon

    The annual Bible-reading marathon was held in Springfield this past week, starting on Sunday, May 3 and continuing until the National Day of Prayer last Thursday.

    After volunteers read passages of scripture for more than three days, several members of the community gathered at the 1816 Courthouse building on Thursday at noon for the closing ceremony.

    The event, as it has in years past, concluded with representatives sharing prayers for groups that included the military, media, government and many others.

  • Master Gardeners host speaker on Thursday

    The Lincoln Homestead Master Gardener Association is hosting an event on Thursday that goes beyond just the world of gardening and into what it means to be a mentor to young people.

    Lyda Parker Moore, president of Kentucky Home Master Gardners (Bardstown chapter), will be on hand to deliver the presentation that she shared at the International Master Gardeners Convention in South Korea last September. Master Gardener Jeanette Hase-Spalding said the talk focuses on mentorship.

  • Springfield thefts reported

    Thefts were reported at Mordecai’s on Main and Dominic’s Closet in Springfield on Monday, May 4, though Springfield Police have indicated that the incidents are unrelated.

    Mordecai’s owner Keith Schlosser reported a break-in at the restaurant to authorities last Monday morning after finding $3,068.53 missing from the register from the previous night.

    According to the incident report, Schlosser informed authorities that the business closed on May 3 around 2 p.m., with all employees leaving by 4 p.m.

  • BPW Wine & Stein is Saturday

    Wine, beer, food, music and most importantly, coming together to raise money for women is what’s in store for this Saturday’s Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club Wine & Stein Gala and everyone (21+) is invited.

  • CKCT has five chosen for GSA

    You’re already familiar with the Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors, but now, so is the rest of the state.

    Of the more than 1,700 applications submitted for the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) program, only a select few students are chosen each year as participants or as alternates. After sending one person per summer on the trip in recent years, CKCT is proud to boast five representatives in 2015.

  • News briefs for 5/6


  • Library welcomes new reading therapy dog

    Reading therapy, PAWSitive Reading, returns to the Washington County Public Library on Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 am. Libraries can be quiet places where both children and adults can study or find a good story, but when children or adults visit the library and see a dog, the environment may become a little more exciting. Washington County Public Library is excited to welcome dog handler, Dorathy, back with her new reading therapy dog, Ziggy.

  • Conway, Young in search for Democratic governor bid

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

  • Governor Republican primary a four-man race

    Franklin Clark and John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.