Local News

  • PHOTO: St.Dominic’s special guest
  • District discusses hopes for improved scores

    Test scores did not reflect the improvement that the local district had hoped to see last year, and prior to last week’s board meeting, officials discussed what has been done this year to get back on track.

    Washington County High School principal Thad Elmore said WCHS has put an increased focus on math and reading to make sure the lesson plans coincide with the requirements for the end-of-year PLAN test.

  • Snow day plan in place

    Washington County was one of the districts to receive a waiver to implement snow day lesson plans in place of missed time earlier this year. Now, with students enjoying a three-week break, the first Commander Day lesson plans are being established.

    A Commander Day will be declared on days where snow or ice keeps students from being able to attend school, but the roads are clear for faculty to report by 10 a.m.

  • Two injured in accident

    Two people were injured in a two-car accident on KY 555 Thursday morning.

    According to an accident report filed by the Springfield Police Department, Janis Atwood of Campbellsville and Paul McIlvoy of Springfield were injured after the two collided in front of INOAC at 7:45 a.m.

    According to the report, McIlvoy informed authorities that he was stopped in traffic while attempting to make a left turn onto West Industry Drive. That’s when, as McIlvoy stated to police, his 2004 Buick Regal was rear-ended by Atwood’s 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.

  • ‘Tis the season for cheer

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors are making an impression on the local community and they’re doing it with the sounds of the season.

    The Youth Actors have been delivering carol cards — similar to a singing telegram, including a plate of cookies and a Christmas card from the person who sent the carolers — to people around the community, and their performance has left its mark.

  • UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old found

    UPDATE: Dillon Michael Stewart, 14, who was reported missing Thursday night has been located and is in good condition.

    Kevin Devine, director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management, said the 14-year-old was found in a building near the intersection of Chaplin Road and KY 53.

    "He was in pretty good condition," Devine said. "He was cold, but other than that, pretty good condition."

    The teenager was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon to be checked out. He was found at 12:13 p.m.

  • News briefs 12/17


    Bell Ringers Needed
    Washington County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas kettle fundraising campaign. If you would like to volunteer, please call Tiffany Wheatley at Washington County Community Action at (859) 336-7766 or call Jim Logsdon at (859) 336-1266. The shifts will be two hours in length. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • PHOTOS: Singing in the season
  • A long tenure’s end

    Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms is counting down his final days in county government, and he was recognized by the community for his service on Friday.

    In a reception held at the 1816 Courthouse building Friday afternoon, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles reflected on Simms’ career and said he never stopped learning while working with him.

  • PHOTOS: Christmas in Mackville