Local News

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

    A New Haven man recently pleaded guilty during the mediation process to two counts of sexual abuse that occurred in Washington County.

    Bobby Lee Hudson was originally charged with 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree.
    Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age (Class C felony) during a mediation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Dec. 2 in Washington County.

  • St. Catharine could be annexed into the city by early 2012

    By the first day of the new year, the majority of the St. Catharine campus could be annexed into the city of Springfield.

    “I think the best way to put it is, it’s just going to be a win-win for everybody,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said after the regular scheduled Springfield city council meeting on Monday at City Hall.
    The St. Catharine farm would be excluded from annexation, as the land belongs to an agricultural district, as designated by the USDA, which means it legally can’t become part of an incorporated city.

  • Two-car injury collision on KY 55

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police (KSP), Trooper Jonathan Houk investigated a collision that occurred at noon one-mile south of  Springfield on KY 55 at the intersection of KY 528. 

  • SCC and city partner for holiday cheer

    Students from St. Catharine College were in the holiday spirit this past weekend. For the third year, Dr. Dave Donathan’s Senior Seminar class partnered with Springfield Main Street Renaissance to help with the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, a joint seasonal celebration between Springfield and Lebanon.

  • News briefs for 12-07


    WC Heartland Youth Coalition

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition RISE Youth are collecting items for the residents of the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Home and the residents of Sansbury Nursing Facility.

  • PHOTO: A band of horses in the Bluegrass
  • Local family wins Outstanding Young Farm Family award

    Michael and Nora McCain of Washington County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2011 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 92nd annual meeting in Louisville.

    KFB annually awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.

  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre to attend governor’s inauguration

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre hasn’t stopped growing since it was opened by Scott and Jan Fattizzi in 2005. Now, members of the theatre have been invited to attend Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s inauguration ceremony on Dec. 13 in Frankfort.

    Scott Fattizzi said the invitation is likely the result of positive feedback from theatre guests reaching the governor, as well as a visit from Beshear himself.

  • Three arrested for assaulting a court witness

    All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    According to a press release, Springfield City Police arrested three suspects for assault, tampering with a witness, evading police and theft by unlawful taking on Nov. 27 at Domus Court in Springfield.
    Mitchell Hughes, 29, Myron Dawson, 29, and Anthony Thompson, 28, all of Springfield, were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, tampering with a witness, second-degree fleeing and evading police and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Goode elected to serve KAED