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  • Cost to use fields may rise for high school

     The Washington County Board of Education met for its monthly meeting Feb. 14 and heard some potentially bad news – rent for utilizing the athletic facilities at Idle Hour Park could be going up in the near future, though nothing is certain quite yet. 

  • Cocanougher earns prestigious scholarship

    It was the summer after his freshman year at Centre College.

    Ben Cocanougher had been accepted to work as a counselor at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville. 

  • Hardin wins Ag Leader of the Year award

    This year, the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce handed the Agricultural Leader of the Year award to a man who you could presume never sleeps - Jeremy Hardin.

    According to John Weis, who presented the award and works with Hardin, this year’s winner is a very busy man. 

    “In addition to working a full-time job with [Kentucky] Farm Bureau, he also farms full-time,” Weis said. 

  • Several injured in DUI crash

    Ky. Standard Staff
    Landmark News Service

    Five people, including two children, were injured Sunday night in a head-on collision on Springfield Road, and one driver is facing DUI charges.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred at the Washington County line just before 9 p.m.

  • Bond for Hughes reduced

    Mitchell Hughes, the man accused of shooting De’Porres Thompson last month and was being held on a $100,000 bond has had his bond reduced. 

    On Feb. 19, Hughes’ bond was reduced to $25,000 full cash by Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding during a bond hearing. The $25,000 bond was above the requested figure of $10,000.

  • SCC files suit against feds

    St. Catharine College is facing “a very serious issue,” and has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education.

    That term was used by Tim Malloy, of Peritus Public Relations, in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. The firm issued a statement announcing the suit on behalf of the college.

    According to the statement, the suit seeks to have the Department of Education release federal student aid funds for which St. Catharine students are eligible.

  • City receives clean audit

    The Springfield City Council heard some positive news at last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, as the city reported no significant findings from the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year audit.

    Jason Strange, of Smith & Co. CPAs in Bardstown, presented this fiscal year’s audit and financial statements at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Robinson earns Citizen of the Year Award

    You can’t keep her down. 

    This year’s Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented to a woman who fights multiple sclerosis every day so that she can help children get the education they deserve.

    The recipient is Cassie Robinson.

    Robinson, a Washington County native, said she was in “total shock” when she found out she would be receiving the award. 

  • Springfield native gets 25 years

    Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Springfield native was convicted Tuesday in connection with a bank robbery that took place in January 2015.

    After a trial that lasted less than two days, a jury gave Thomas E. Riley, 52, now of Lexington, 25 years in prison. He’ll have to serve at least 85 percent of that time.

    Forcht Bank employees cheered when his conviction was announced. The Green River Plaza branch of Forcht Bank was the site of the Jan. 23, 2015 robbery.

  • County receives check

    The Washington County Fiscal Court got a nice surprise Monday morning in the form of a $7,500 check from the Washington County Conservation District. 

    The check presentation gave the county more money for dead animal removal.