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Today's News

  • Petition filed against nickel tax

    More than 1,000 people in Washington County have signed the petition against the Washington County School District’s recallable nickel tax, which will put the tax levy to a countywide vote later this year.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, the petition was filed with his office last week and contained approximately 1,036 signatures from Washington County residents.

  • Movie to begin filming in Springfield later this month

    Lights, camera, action.

    Springfield is about to receive an influx of people and an economic boost as a result of a decision made by Tragedy Girls Production, LLC — a partnership of two production companies — who will be filming a movie in the city at the end of the month.

    The local economic impact of this decision is expected to be significant, according to Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield.

  • City has first meeting with hike and bike trail engineers

    The Mike Haydon Hike and Bike Trail project is officially underway. 

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith reported at the July 12 city council meeting that the city has had its first meeting with engineers for the project and preliminary plans are being drawn up. The plans will eventually be brought before the council for input. 

  • St. Dominic Jr. Beta group wins at nationals

    It’s a case of the underdog coming out on top.

    According to St. Dominic’s Junior Beta sponsor Heather Carrico, the team – in its first year of existence – took first place in visual design during the Junior Beta National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, last month. 

  • Program helps parents with child support issues

    Washington County Attorney Bill Robinson has brought together the county’s child support office and the Kentucky Career Center to give parents who are behind on their child support a second chance at providing for their children.

    The Right Choice Program provides job-finding assistance to parents who have been unable to secure employment and have fallen behind on payments. On top of this, the program also offers assistance with resume building, interview skills and job training.

  • Former resident to participate in international pageant

     A former Washington County resident will be competing in the Mrs. International pageant later this month.

  • 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.