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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Hats off to the class of 2015
  • Osbourne places fifth at state

    Washington County High School senior Anthony Osbourne took fifth place in the 200-meter dash at the state track meet on May 23, which was hosted at the University of Kentucky’s outdoor track facility.

    “That was the sixth time he’s run the 200-meter,” the track team’s head coach Eric Sagrecy said.  “…to finish fifth at state your first year of doing something is pretty impressive… I’m really proud of him.”

  • SCC president Bill Huston nears retirement

    One thing that’s certain about the 18-year tenure of St. Catharine College President William D. Huston: the school has made major strides and expanded into areas that couldn’t be imagined just a few short years ago.

  • Today in History
  • Plane makes emergency landing on KY 555

    A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on an active highway in northern Washington County Thursday afternoon, though no one was injured in the incident.

    A Grumman American Tiger four-seater airplane went down shortly after 1 p.m. on KY 555. Pilot Bob Kinion said he had no other passengers with him at the time of the incident.

    "I lost power and had to do an emergency landing," he said. "I picked this spot and I just put it down."

  • Hot Summer Nights concert series starts Friday

    This weekend marks the beginning of the “Hot Summer Nights” concert series in Springfield and youth are particularly encouraged to attend.

    Washington County High School junior Ernie “Sticktight” Akins and his band will kick off the series that will continue through the summer. Other acts that have already been scheduled include Kaleb Cecil on June 12 and DJ SweetTea (Malcom Jones) on July 10. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said the idea for the concert series clicked at a recent event where Akins was performing.

  • A decade of Pioneers

    The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future celebrated 10 years of going green with an awards reception, dinner and a packed house at St. Catharine College last Thursday.

    Arthur and Martha Young were recognized with the first ever New Pioneers Green Living award, while Mary Berry earned the New Pioneers Trailblazer award.

    New Pioneers Executive Director Sr. Claire McGowan reflected on the past 10 years and what her vision has grown to over the last decade.

  • Junior kindergarten pays off for students

    Assessment scores and feedback from teachers and parents of students taking junior kindergarten classes in Washington County indicate the program has been beneficial, according to superintendent Robin Cochran.

  • Willisburg Memorial Day 2015
  • CORRECTION: Sheriff looking into pair of thefts

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a pair of burglaries last week and though similar items were taken in both incidents, sheriff Jerry Pinkston said he does not feel the crimes are connected.

    The first incident occurred on Seibert Creek Road in Springfield on Wednesday around 3 p.m., with Michael Bland reporting to police that his home had been broken into.