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  • GOP caucus set for Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.

    All Washington County Republicans will vote at a single site in the banquet room of Mordecai’s on Main in downtown Springfield. Voting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Instead of being staged the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • St. Dominic’s Junior Beta going to nationals

    St. Dominic School’s junior beta team learned something they did not expect recently - that they’re going to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Junior Beta National Convention. 

    Heather Carrico, a sponsor for the club, said this is the school’s first year having a Junior Beta team, and they learned they’d be going after earning the spot in the Kentucky Junior Beta State Convention in Louisville. 

    “We are very excited about it,” Carrico said. 

  • Grand jury indicts five

    Five people were indicted on charges ranging from firearms offenses to murder by a Washington County grand jury. 

  • Rotary club cooks for a good cause

    The sweet and savory scent of sausage and pancakes filled the air over the weekend when the Springfield Rotary Club held its annual pancake breakfast. For more than 50 years, the rotary club has hosted the meal to raise money to benefit the community.  

  • Mattingly wins Sidewalk Hall of Fame Award

    Glen Mattingly, who has served the Sorghum Festival for 15 years, was recently honored by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce with this year’s sidewalk hall of fame award.

    David Purdom presented Mattingly with the accolade during the chamber’s awards banquet last month.

  • Officer kills vicious dog

    Springfield Police officer Brad Carrico had to use deadly force against an aggressive dog on the loose in the city.

    According to police, two pit bull dogs had been terrorizing people in a local neighborhood. For about a month, officers had been working to capture the dogs, but one had to be shot and killed when it acted aggressively toward Carrico.

  • Ag tag numbers low in county

    The Ag Tag program, a state-run program which that benefits counties’ 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud programs, has been around for several years now. Unfortunately for Washington County, the program, which asks $10 donations from farmers during vehicle registration, hasn’t done as well as other counties in the commonwealth over the last few years. 

  • 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.