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Today's News

  • Hughes charge dismissed

    A Springfield man who was accused of shooting another has had his charge dismissed.

    According to a court document that was recently filed, a charge of assault 1st degree against Mitchell Hughes in the shooting of De’porres Thompson earlier this year was dismissed without prejudice and with leave to reinstate. 

  • County funding for school busing down

    Washington County Fiscal Court will not be able to give as much as requested for non-public school transportation this year.

    Judge-Executive John Settles said that’s because when the county wrote up this fiscal year’s budget, they requested a sheet from the board of education outlining how much the total would be for transporting students to St. Dominic School.

    “And they were not able to get that to me while we were budgeting,” Settles said. “So we put $26,000 in our budget.”

  • Man charged in couple's murders

     

    A Springfield man has been arrested and charged with murder.

    Craig A. Pennington, 52, of 1217 Texas Road in Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Friday morning around 7 a.m. and charged with one count of murder in connection with the disappearance of a Florence, Kentucky, couple who has been missing since Sunday, July 3.

  • Couple last seen in Springfield goes missing

    Kentucky State Police need your help in locating two missing people.

    According to KSP, Robert K. Jones, 38, and Crystal J. Warner, 35, both of Florence, went missing on July 3 and were last seen at a residence in Washington County.

    Jones is described as a 6’1" white male, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Warner is described as a 5’2" white female, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

  • Seven locals return from mission trip to Fiji

    Seven Washington County citizens traveled more than 7,000 miles one way in a 25-hour period to preach the gospel to people in Fiji. 

    Craig Devine, Mac Marye, Mac Stevens, Justin Shelton, Ross Wright, Troy Thompson and Gene Boone, along with Justin Cooper of Australia, made the 11-day mission trip to the island so they could reach out to the people as part of an evangelical mission with the River of Life Community Church.

  • Grand jury indicts six

     Several people were indicted by the Washington County grand jury on June 22 for charges ranging from burglary to trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • SCC sees some early dismissals

    As of Thursday, approximately 85 people will be out of a job a month earlier than expected. 

    According to St. Catharine College President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, the school was asked to cut expenditures shortly after announcing that it would be closing. As time has gone on, she said the bond trustee for the school has refused “to allow the college to use their cash collateral for certain expenditures, such as making the full payroll.”

  • New library construction behind schedule

    Washington County’s new library is approximately 55 days behind schedule. Although there is no official date for the grand opening, officials expect to open the doors to the public on the Tuesday after Labor Day. 

    According to Tara O’Hagan, the library director, staff members are well under way in getting new materials, computers with touch screens, and adding new library programs. 

  • Today in History
  • Goode preparing for career in turf management

     There’s more to grass than what’s on the surface.