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Today's News

  • 'I didn't think I'd be here'

    A small airplane made an emergency landing on a highway in northern Washington County Thursday afternoon.

    A 1977 Grumman American Tiger four-seater went down around 1 p.m. on Ky. 555 near Willisburg Exit 42 of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Pilot Robert Kinion, 57, of Chester, S.C., was piloting the craft alone.

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

    No one was injured, but the experience left the pilot shaken.

  • Commanders’ season ends at regionals

    After winning their first regional tournament game in four years, the Washington County Commanders’ season came to an end when the Central Hardin Bruins shut them out 7-0 in seven innings last week.

    The defeat ended the Commanders’ 22-11 run this year.

    “I’m proud of my guys,” Commanders head coach Adam Blair said. “They achieved so much this year, we won double the games we did last year.”

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  • 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.”

  • Conservation district addressed

    Washington County will soon be having a public hearing about a new possible millage tax – one that’s proposed to be $2.20 a month on every $100,000 worth of real estate property. The money would go to Washington County’s Conservation District for a new technician and more projects that would benefit citizens of the county.

    On May 22, Washington County Fiscal Court met for it’s final time this month and voted to hold a public hearing on the Conservation’s District’s request to become it’s own taxing district.

  • INOAC adding jobs with expansion

    An expansion is in the works at INOAC’s Springfield plant that will result in 86 new jobs in a wide variety of roles.
    The recently completed 5,000 sq. foot addition to the building will accommodate the production of a new instrument panel for several different automobiles and is expected to launch in March 2016. INOAC’s vice president of North American human resources, Kurt Krug, said there will be a transition period between the current production line and the new one.

  • Boone recounts struggle with Hodgkin’s

    The annual Washington County Relay for Life event has become the most popular way to recognize local cancer survivors, and the 2015 version will be much the same.

    Some survivors have been fighting the disease for years, while others only recently found out about the incredible challenges that lie ahead. Cancer also doesn’t discriminate based on age, as was the case when Springfield native Katie Boone was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer of the immune system — on Feb. 5 of last year as a freshly turned 21-year-old.

  • Geronimo indicted in April stabbing

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    - Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of 111 Domas Court in Springfield, was indicted late last month in connection to charges brought following a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road on April 12.

    Geronimo stands accused of stabbing Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, in the chest with an eight-and-a-half-inch pocket knife following an altercation.

  • June Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We must sound like a broken down old record. But we’ll say it again. Change your sewing machine needle often. This is mainly the cause of all sewing machine problems.