Local News

  • Arrest made after hotel incident

    An arrest was made over the weekend in connection to reports of domestic abuse and damage to a hotel room at the Springfield Inn. This according to a report provided by Springfield Police.

    Mation L. Price, of College Street in Lebanon, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse as well as first-degree criminal mischief.

    Brittany Wiser of Lebanon reported the crime, and according to Ofc. Tony Golden’s report, Price was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

  • Premiere of film at SCC

    A documentary giving recognition to iconic Kentucky women is set to premiere this month and Springfield will play host to one of the initial showings.

    The hour-long documentary “Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women” is produced by Washington County native Michael Breeding and will debut in Frankfort and Louisville before it is shown in Springfield and finally, Lexington.

  • Commander Days paying off

    The effort to get Washington County Schools included in the trial run of the state’s snow day program appears to have paid off, with the  school year on schedule to end during the third week of May.

    Despite missing 11 days to this point, Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran said the use of five “Commander Days” and one banked day (teacher work day changed to an instructional day) puts the district on pace for a May 22 release date.

  • Passing on the importance of ‘added value’

    Washington County boasts no shortage of individuals who constantly work to improve agriculture in Kentucky. It’s an area in which this community has been known for years for having a positive influence.

    Perhaps no one has had a more positive impact on people than this year’s Ag Achievement award winner Norma Jean Campbell.

  • Snow returns for round two

    In the wake of the area’s second massive snow storm in just over two weeks, county and city crews were busy cleaning up the community and getting roads in drivable condition at the end of last week, and it was as daunting of a task as you’d probably think.

    County road crew employees were given last Wednesday off in anticipation of winter weather, but more than 14 inches of snow and 40 straight hours of snow removal from the early hours of Thursday morning through Saturday is likely not what the group had in mind.

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  • Upcoming WAGS events

    The Washington County Autism Group of Support (WAGS) has a lot of things in the works as they prepare for upcoming events. In April, for autism awareness month, they will be hosting a Zumbathon to raise awareness and money for the various ASD related projects they work on. The Zumathon will take place on April 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church.

  • Sew This & That gets set for spring

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Well, who would have thought it is March already? There is too much going on with too little time for calmer and relaxing moments. But we have found a pause or two for some interesting sewing updates from our experiences and classes. Recently, some young ladies mastered the techniques in zipper applications.

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

    In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.