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Today's News

  • Move-in could be reality

    Moving into the new Washington County High School building next month may be a reality with only a few hurdles left to clear, particularly receiving approval from Washington County Environmental Health.

    Architects from Ross Tarrant and representatives from Alliance, the contractor on the project, were in attendance at Monday’s monthly school board meeting, and the discussion centered around a recent visit by  the local health inspector.

  • Archery team starts new year

    High school archery in Kentucky is now in its third year as a sanctioned sport, and for the first time, Washington County will be able to sport a team.

    WC had previously had individuals that were able to compete, but it was never able to field the required 12 members — at least four from each gender.

  • Local woman escapes crash

    Halloween night held an extra scare for one Washington County native this year, but it wasn’t the type of fright that anyone intentionally seeks out.

    Emily White, daughter of Keith and Carrie White of Springfield, found herself in a collision with a tractor-trailer and her car in flames, but she, fortunately, escaped the incident with only a few bruises.

  • Today in History
  • WC volleyball holds year-end banquet

    The Washington County High School Commanderette volleyball team officially closed its season last week with the annual volleyball team banquet.

    Several awards were handed out on the evening, including two WC seniors — Katlyn Seger and JoHanna Spalding — receiving the Commanderette Award, a leadership-based honor that is voted on by fellow teammates.

  • Different year, same result

    For the fourth straight season, the Washington County Commanders (3-7, 3-3) had their hearts broken in Glasgow during the opening round of the Class 2A Playoffs. WC lost by a score of 42-0 to the Scotties (8-3), extending their streak of losing by a smaller margin than the year before to Glasgow.

    Despite the loss, Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy was proud of how his team battled against a team that had beaten them year after year.

  • Springfield Tourism hires executive director

    Carla Abbi knows what it takes to boost tourism in Central Kentucky.

    As the former executive director for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, she’s spent the last four years helping Marion County grow.

    Now, she’s going to get the chance to do the same thing in her new home of Springfield, and she said she’s ready to get to work.

  • City nearing surge resolution

    In April, Main Street in Springfield suffered a power surge that left city buildings with extensive damage to equipment, and now they may be nearing an agreement to be reimbursed for the damage.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith said at last week’s city council meeting that negotiations have been ongoing with the insurance company for Osmos, the subcontractor for Kentucky Utilities that was working in town at the time of the accident.

  • SPD look into assault

    Springfield Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into a report of an assault on East Virginia Ave. on Nov. 4. The call to authorities came in at 5:02 p.m.

    According to the incident report, the victim, Bluford J. Franklin, was assaulted by Dale L. O’Rafferty of Springfield.

    Details of the incident were not available at press time, however the report noted that the suspect was wanted for first-degree assault with a blunt object and third-degree terroristic threatening.

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