Local News

  • Springfield man involved in semi wreck

    Katelynn Griffin
    Landmark News Service

    A semi-truck hauling corn was unable to stop and ended up in a creek two weeks ago, spilling several gallons of diesel fuel.

    William Taylor, 32, of Springfield, was traveling west on Chelf Ridge Road on Jan. 15 when the brakes on the 1989 International semi-truck he was driving failed, according to the Kentucky State Police media release from Post 15 in Columbia.

  • Notes from school board

    The Washington County School Board listened to individual presentations from three companies before last week’s meeting in search of an organization to fill the architect void for the facilities plan, which has yet to be finalized.

    Ross Tarrant Architects, which is currently working with the district on the new high school project, was awarded the contract with a low bid of a maximum cost of $6,700 for 223,150 sq. ft. at three cents per square foot.

  • Concern about new school site

    Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects were on hand for last Tuesday’s Washington County School Board meeting, and they shared concerns with school officials over the current state of the construction site of the new Washington County High School, scheduled to open prior to the 2014-15 school year.

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  • PHOTOS: Chamber awards: Smalley named Citizen of the Year

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Friday night at St. Catharine College in Springfield, where several local residents were honored for their contributions to the community throughout the years.

    Awards included the citizen of the year, the young leader of the year, the agriculture lifetime achievement award, the agriculture leader of the year and the sidewalk hall of fame.

  • PHOTOS: Comer pays visit to Willisburg
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  • Lester remains school chair

    Washington County School Board members unanimously approved Patsy Lester to remain the board’s chair at a work session earlier this month, while Nora Hatton asked to be replaced as vice-chair to focus more attention on other opportunities.

  • Waiting for an answer

    Rhonda Wade and John Dues of Fredericktown are waiting.

    As they continue to sit in a hospital in Philadelphia, they wait by their daughter’s side for the next step in what has already been an agonizing, heart-breaking process.

  • City Council addresses resignation, concerns over potential festival changes

    Springfield Mayor John Cecconi, who was recovering from open heart surgery the week before, was not able to attend last Tuesday’s regular schedule city council meeting. However, several topics that are important to the community’s future were brought to the table last week, including the resignation of councilman John Hardin, reports of a date change for the Sorghum—formerly Harvest—Festival and a conversation centered around building a three to five-year economic strategy.