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Today's News

  • Recovering addicts to have home

    A Christian-based organization in Washington County is working toward providing a safe haven for recovering addicts to rebuild their lives.

    The Way Home is a house on Bardstown Road that will soon be housing up to six men - some possibly from this county - that are coming out of rehab.

    Terry McIlvoy, pastor of Rockbridge Baptist Church, said the home will have a program and structure to help recovering addicts transition their way back to life. 

  • K-9 unit starts work in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has a new, precise tool that’s capable of detecting drugs and finding missing people - and it’s made of flesh, blood and fur. 

    Pike, SPD’s new K-9 officer, had his first day on the job last week.

    Officer Nick Holmes, Pike’s handler, said his four-legged partner is a great asset to the community and will be very successful.

  • WC bass fishing team wins region

    It turned out to be a waiting game.

    Washington County’s Michael Shelton and Trevor Sagrecy were one of the first 10 boats to weigh in, but it wasn’t until around the 30th boat checked the scales and the pair still held the top weigh-in that they realized they had a real chance to win the 2nd Region Bass Fishing Tournament.

    But all they could do was wait.

  • WC baseball snaps streak

    The Washington County Commanders (14-11, 6-1) broke out of their six-game losing streak in a big way last week, notching two district wins against Bardstown and Bethlehem. The Commanders defeated Bardstown 8-2 last Tuesday night before picking up a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against Bethlehem. 

  • Greenwell retires after 46 years at extension office

    Correction: The original lead to this story states that the extension office will have to start looking for Greenwell's replacement next month. This is not correct. Greenwell is retiring this month. The story below has been corrected.

    In the last 90 years, Washington County has had only two agriculture extension agents – soon, the extension office will have to start looking for its third. 

    Rick Greenwell, Washington County’s agriculture extension agent for the last 46 years, is retiring. 

  • Two fatal wrecks occur over weekend

    Two Washington County people were killed in separate wrecks over the weekend. 

    Justin Dewayne Dean, 30, of Kelly Shop Lane in Springfield, was killed in a 1986 Oldsmobile on Bloomfield Road on May 1.

    Thomas Barry “Tommy” Taylor, 44, of Short Creek Road in Springfield, was killed in an four-door Chevy Cobalt on U.S. 150 on April 29. 

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    Five people were indicted on robbery charges following an armed home invasion that occurred last month. 

    Michael D. Yocum, 22, of Springfield, Coty D. Franklin, 23, of Lebanon, Cory A. Burkhead, 24, of Springfield, Miranda N. Collins, 21, of Bardstown, and Timothy D. Bartley, 22, of Springfield, were all indicted on charges related to the incident. 

  • WC participates in ‘Saving Second Base’
  • INOAC celebrates 25 years in Springfield

    When Springfield Products Inc., began operations in June 1991, there were approximately 60 employees and the factory only made one piece of equipment: armrests for automobiles.

    In the past 25 years, though, SPI has seen some major changes.

    For one, it is now known as INOAC Group North America. 

  • Commanderettes get lopsided district win against Bardstown

    After dominating the Bardstown Tigers by 20 runs in the teams’ first meeting, it seemed as if the Washington County Commanderettes would cruise to their 11th victory of the season in last week’s district matchup.

    But it was the Tigers who controlled the game early on, taking an early 4-1 advantage through two innings.