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  • Comedy Caravan coming to WCHS

    A program that has been helping raise money for schools in Nelson County for years will be making its way to Washington County this year.

    On Saturday, April 16, Comedy Caravan’s “FUNdrai$ing with Laughter” Program will be at Washington County High School as part of an effort to raise funds for Project Graduation.

  • Calhoun found guilty

    A Nelson County man accused of killing a Boyle County woman while driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. 150 in Washington County last year has had his day in court. 

    Hoyt J. Calhoun, 51, of Boston, went on trial for murder in the death of Rhonda Yates last week in Washington County Circuit Court. He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .08, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • Renovations at old high school postponed
  • Grand jury indicts eight

    A Washington County grand jury recently indicted eight on a variety of charges.

    Samuel Hugh Daniel Murphy, 33, was indicted on a number of charges.

  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.

  • Hodge inducted into national horse trainer hall of fame

    Larry Hodge is a man who has accomplished a lot while being a horse trainer for the last 45 years. Hodge, who has worked at Kalarama Farm for 40 years, was recently inducted into the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Tom Moore Hall of Fame. 

    That’s the horse trainer’s equivalent to the NFL Hall of Fame, and Hodge said it’s a great feeling to “be recognized by your peers.” 

  • McCain wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    This year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award conferred by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce went to a man who believes in hard work and his community - Michael Will McCain.

  • Suspect evades capture

    A police pursuit that started in Mercer County ended without capture in Willisburg over the weekend. 

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sue Mudd and Ian Justice were dispatched to assist Mercer County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a pursuit that started in their county, according to a report.

  • HOME AND GARDEN: Be Our Guest!

    Springfield is not known as a place filled with lodging options for travelers, but some local residents are changing that by opening their homes to guests through a popular website.

    Airbnb, a website established in 2008, continues to grow, and its users are spreading through cities and towns across the U.S., including Springfield.

  • City, schools meet to talk about lights

    As a Danville Admiral baseball player received permission to step outside the batter’s box, a shout came from the home team’s dugout.

    “Take your time. We’ve got lights!”