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Regional/State

  • Theatre to be featured on KET

    Since Scott and Jan Fattizzi made Springfield their home in 2005, their creation of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre has received its fair share of attention, and now, it’s caught the eye of Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

  • Man to raise funds in attempt to shatter state record for most skydives in day

    By Ben Carlson
    Landmark News Service

    A Lawrenceburg man doesn’t want to set a new state record for the most skydives in one day.
    He wants to shatter it.
    Troy Woods will start jumping out of a perfectly fine airplane at daylight Friday, June 22 and doesn’t plan to stop doing so until dark.
    If all goes well, he hopes to make 80 jumps that day, twice as many as the current Kentucky record of 40.

  • Springfield National Guard unit set to deploy to Afghanistan

    Approximately 15 members of the 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment will mobilize in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on June 20 (today) at 1 p.m. from the River of Life Community Church, 1250 Kentucky 555, Springfield, Ky.
    While deployed, the unit will lead a group called the Infrastructure Training and Advisory Group (ITAG).

  • 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment based in Springfield will depart for Afghanistan

    Approximately 15 members of the 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment will mobilize in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on June 20 at 1 p.m. from the River of Life Community Church, 1250 KY 555, Springfield, Ky.

    While deployed, the unit will lead a group called the Infrastructure Training

  • Local actress nabs top role in Bardstown musical

     

    Two Kentucky actors will reprise the roles of Stephen Foster and Jeanie during the upcoming rendition of “The Stephen Foster Story.”

    According to Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, to have two local actors portray the lead roles is a “rare occurrence.”

    Charlotte Campbell, Springfield, will portray Jeanie. Bronson Norris Murphy, Bowling Green, will portray Stephen Foster. 

  • Tourism numbers are looking up

     

    More money is being spent in Washington County for tourism-related activities, according to numbers released recently from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. 

    Direct tourism expenditures went up $101,340 from 2010 to 2011, according to the report. Over $2.6 million dollars were spent in 2011 on hotels, meals and fuel. 

    Kathy Elliott, the Springfield Tourism Commission executive director, attributes the increase to the collection of the restaurant and lodging tax and the marketing that has resulted. 

  • PHOTOS: Cyclists come to town to bike the bluegrass
  • Man indicted on fraud charges

     

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    A man formerly of Washington County was indicted on charges in Jefferson County in February and March.

    An open records request made to Louisville Metro Police Department for more information has gone unanswered. 

  • WCHS named one of nation’s best

     

    Washington County High School was recently awarded a bronze medal by U.S. News and World Report.

    That means that according to the data the publication used, Washington County High School is in the top 22 percent of nearly 22,000 high schools analyzed across the country. Nebraska was the only state without sufficient data to be analyzed, according to the report.

  • Good ‘Day’ for local Boy Scouts

     

    The Marion and Washington county chapters of the Boy Scouts of America got a boost last week from a Hall of Fame jockey. Pat Day was the guest speaker at the Friends of Scouting benefit dinner April 24 at Centre Square.

    Day won more than 8,800 races in his career. He is the all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs and Keeneland. He’s won all three races of the Triple Crown races and 12 Breeder’s Cup races. He’s also a four-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey.