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  • School board meets

    If a situation involving an active shooter takes place in the Washington County School District, school officials should be prepared.

    The Washington County School board met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 19 and heard about the ALICE training program.

  • Snow days

    With winter weather rearing its head in Washington County, many young folks, and parents, may be wondering why schools close and how the decision is made.

    According to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, it begins early in the morning with a team of professionals working together.

    “Generally, our process begins between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Our transportation department, Paul Terrell and Bob Holderman, begin traveling roads in the county to determine the condition,” Cochran said.

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow.

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • SPD makes arrest in shooting

    The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in the case that has left a Springfield man paralyzed. 

  • Man paralyzed after recent shooting

    Carolyn Callahan
    WLKY News

    A Washington County man is still fighting for his life after being shot in the neck on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Domus Court.

    De’Porres Thompson, 28, is at University Hospital in Louisville, where WLKY News was told he is paralyzed from the waist down.

    It was around 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 when Thompson was shot near his home in Springfield.

  • Edelen competes in state DYW

    Even though Hannah Edelen was competing with 32 other girls from across Kentucky to be named the state’s Distinguished Young Woman, it didn’t feel that way at all to her.

    Instead, because of the positive attitudes of all of the participants, she said it “just felt like a bunch of friends getting together” when the group gathered in Lexington last week for the state’s annual DYW. 

  • City to finance batting facility

    After the Springfield City Council approved a proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park during its last meeting, the financing for the project has now been finalized as well.

    During last Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, city administrator Laurie Smith informed the council that she had contacted Springfield State Bank president and CEO Robbie Polin for possible financing options. 

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • Local man critical after shooting

     A Washington County man was left in critical condition last week after receiving a gunshot wound to the neck, and the suspect is still at large. 

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.