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Today's News

  • Springfield is home away from home for Beverley

    For more than 40 years, Christopher Beverley has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to stay in Springfield. During that time, he’s made friends and laid the foundation for a second family – that’s because during that time, he’s come for both good times and bad.  

    Beverley first came to Springfield in 1969 as a student ambassador for the World University Service. 

  • Drury competes in region tourney

    That’s how Washington County tennis player Chase Drury began his run in the 5th Region Tournament at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Drury opened up tournament play against Elizabethtown’s Ameer Haider, who received the No. 5 overall seed for boys’ singles play.

    Head coach Beth Gooch said that Drury, who she believed had been “underestimated” by not receiving a seed to begin the tournament, started with a passion she hadn’t seen in him before and that he never let up throughout the match.

  • Habitat for Humanity works to improve quality of life

    While many associate Habitat for Humanity as an organization that builds homes, few know that it does more than that.

    Rick Wagoner, president of My New Kentucky Home Habitat For Humanity Board this year – which serves Nelson, Marion, and Washington counties - said last week that the group also repairs homes several times a year. 

  • Woman airlifted after wreck on KY 55

    A three-vehicle collision on KY 55 last week left two people injured and required a helicopter evacuation to the University of Kentucky Hospital. 

    According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Buick Century driven by Steven M. Key, 58 of Springfield was rear-ended as it attempted to make a right turn. Kay stated in the report that he had signaled and slowed down in order to make a turn on Old Lebanon Road when he was struck by a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Anthony K. Kordenbrock, 61, of Hustonville.

  • Scam hits Washington County

    Have you gotten a call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding that you pay money? If so, don’t call them back; it’s most likely a scam. 

    According to Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston and Deputy Jackie Robinson, they received numerous calls last week from Washington County citizens who have been receiving phone calls from people who are demanding that they be paid.  

  • WC baseball snaps streak

    The Washington County Commanders (14-11, 6-1) broke out of their six-game losing streak in a big way last week, notching two district wins against Bardstown and Bethlehem. The Commanders defeated Bardstown 8-2 last Tuesday night before picking up a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against Bethlehem. 

  • WC bass fishing team wins region

    It turned out to be a waiting game.

    Washington County’s Michael Shelton and Trevor Sagrecy were one of the first 10 boats to weigh in, but it wasn’t until around the 30th boat checked the scales and the pair still held the top weigh-in that they realized they had a real chance to win the 2nd Region Bass Fishing Tournament.

    But all they could do was wait.

  • K-9 unit starts work in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has a new, precise tool that’s capable of detecting drugs and finding missing people - and it’s made of flesh, blood and fur. 

    Pike, SPD’s new K-9 officer, had his first day on the job last week.

    Officer Nick Holmes, Pike’s handler, said his four-legged partner is a great asset to the community and will be very successful.

  • Recovering addicts to have home

    A Christian-based organization in Washington County is working toward providing a safe haven for recovering addicts to rebuild their lives.

    The Way Home is a house on Bardstown Road that will soon be housing up to six men - some possibly from this county - that are coming out of rehab.

    Terry McIlvoy, pastor of Rockbridge Baptist Church, said the home will have a program and structure to help recovering addicts transition their way back to life. 

  • Greenwell retires after 46 years at extension office

    Correction: The original lead to this story states that the extension office will have to start looking for Greenwell's replacement next month. This is not correct. Greenwell is retiring this month. The story below has been corrected.

    In the last 90 years, Washington County has had only two agriculture extension agents – soon, the extension office will have to start looking for its third. 

    Rick Greenwell, Washington County’s agriculture extension agent for the last 46 years, is retiring.