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  • Youth Coalition looks for fresh start

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition met last Friday during a luncheon that was open to the public.

    The WCHYC is a group that was formed in 1998 to help make the community aware of the dangers of substance abuse. Since that time, they have been putting together programs to help educate the county’s parents and youth.

    In 2003, the WCHYC received the Drug-Free Communities grant that awarded them $125,000. This grant allowed the coalition to pay for, among other things, two staff members (Wilma Sorrell and Issac Frye).

  • County approves airport lights

    There were several points of discussion during last week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, some of which dealt with building on county property.

    The first item of business that dealt with this was a request made by the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board. Due to FAA regulations, they asked the court for permission to set two 70-foot lightpoles on county property to light several oak trees near the airport.

    They had originally contacted the owner of the trees about cutting them down, but the resident turned down the request due to sentimental reasons.

  • Daniel Boone: Pathfinder coming to Springfield

    What: Kentucky Chautauqua presents Daniel Boone: Pathfinder
    When: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 p.m.
    Where: Springfield Presbyterian Church
    Sponsored by: Washington County Historical Society

  • Back by popular demand

    The Robertson building has been a part of Springfield’s Main Street since 1896, but city officials are hoping it soon takes on a bigger role in the community than it has in a long time, if not ever.

    The City of Springfield received the building as a gift four years ago and officials immediately put a plan in motion to renovate the property, which sits adjacent to the judicial center and opposite the old Louisville Store and the 1816 Courthouse building.

  • News release: KSP cautions motorists about impending weather

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today.  A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult.  Citizens are asked torefrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions.  Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

  • News briefs 2/26

    There will be two auditions for The Stephen Foster Story for our 2014 season.  We are performing The Stephen Foster Story for the 56th consecutive season, and new this year will be “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, presented by Salt River Electric.   We are looking to cast anywhere from 20-30 kids for Charlie Brown, who will join members of our adult cast from The Stephen Foster Story. 

  • Library announces adult reading program
  • Local radio stations purchased

    LEBANON—Radio stations WLBN, WLSK and WYSB, licensed to Lebanon and Springfield, Kentucky, are being acquired by Choice Radio Central Corporation, an entity owned by Jonathan L. Smith, a life-long broadcaster originally from Stanford, Kentucky, pending regulatory approval by the Federal Communications Commission.  

    Smith’s company will operate the stations under a Local Programming and Marketing Agreement beginning immediately.

  • PHOTO: Quick to act
  • Single-car wreck leads to injury

    Judy L. Washburn, 65, of Springfield, was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Washington County EMS after overturning her vehicle last Monday afternoon.

    Washburn was traveling north on Bloomfield Road around 5 p.m., when she lost control of her Jeep Liberty, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    The report states that the driver traveled across the oncoming lane of traffic and left the roadway before going through a wire fence line. The vehicle then overturned, before coming to rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.