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Today's News

  • Body found, identified as Robert Jones

    A body found in Clark County off Goshen Road near Winchester Friday afternoon has been identified as that of Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, of Florence, Kentucky.

    The remains were discovered Friday afternoon by four people collecting cans along Goshen Road near U.S. 60 and Interstate 64’s exit 101, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said. According to a statement released Monday evening from Kentucky State Police Public Relations Officer Billy Gregory with Post 15 in Columbia, Jones’ identity was confirmed by dental records.

  • Receiver named to oversee SCC assets

    The doors of St. Catharine College closed permanently on July 31, and now the assets of the school are under the control of a federal court-appointed receiver as the result of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Huntington National Bank as trustee, to recoup more than $24 million under various loans, bonds and mortgages.

  • School officials preparing for upcoming year

    Children and teens in Washington County are headed back to school tomorrow, and according to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, a lot has been done in preparation for their return. 

    “We are very excited about the 16-17 school year,” Cochran said in an email. “WCSD staff, while on summer break, has spent a great deal of time planning and preparing for the upcoming year.”

    She said many staff members have undergone course work over the summer.

  • Part of Beechwood Drive to be adopted by county

    Residents of the Beechwood subdivision off of KY 555 will be glad to hear that an approximate 800-foot stretch of Beechwood Drive will be adopted by the county. 

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to begin the ordinance process so that the county can provide maintenance to the road. 

    This comes after a request from members of the subdivision last year. In September 2015, the fiscal court denied the residents’ request for adoption after it was determined the road did not meet county specifications.

  • Weir reflects on summer at Governor’s School for the Arts

    Anna Weir first heard about the Governor’s School for the Arts in 2014.

    Her sister, Erika, was too old for the program, but she knew that it would be something that interested her younger sister Anna when it came time for her to apply in two years, when Anna would be eligible as a rising junior.

    Anna, the daughter of Ted and Hisako Weir, was instantly intrigued by the possibility of spending three weeks working on her skills as a pianist surrounded by other students with similar interests as her.

  • Filming begins in Springfield

    Take Two.

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.

    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society. 

  • Juveniles arrested for thefts

    Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a number of thefts that occurred on Sunday night. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the suspects in the case are accused of stealing two vehicles, as well as taking items from a number of other vehicles. 

    The vehicles stolen were a 2004 Chevy Silverado and a 2006 Toyota Camry. Both vehicles were recovered, and Smith said both of the juveniles have appeared in court. 

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ craze hits Springfield

    Monsters have invaded Springfield. Monsters of the digital kind.

    “Pokémon Go,” and augmented reality game that allows users to track, catch, train and fight creatures with super powers in the real world has taken the world by storm, and Springfield is no exception. 

    The game was released on July 6 and is another addition to the Pokémon franchise that began in the 1990s. 

  • WCHS grad dies in one-vehicle crash

    A recent Washington County High School graduate was killed in a car wreck last week, along with two others.

    Jacob Frick, 17, was one of the three people were killed as a result of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on July 21 in Boyle County.

    Boyle County coroner Donald Hamner identified the other two victims of last week’s crash — who were pronounced dead at the scene — as Matt Darland, 21 and Briana Coffman, 21. 

  • 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.