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Today's News

  • Loan approved for sewer project

    The final part of funding for an upgrade to Springfield’s sewer plant was approved last week by the Springfield City Council.

    In February, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission received confirmation that they were approved for a total of $1.92 million from rural development, with $1,347,000 coming from a loan and $573,495 coming in the form of a grant for a headworks sewer project upgrade. 

  • Local youths take part in movie production

    Filming of the movie “Tragedy Girls” in Springfield will be completed this week, ending the month-long production of a Hollywood film in Springfield and Marion County.  

    Washington County resident Aleeyah Salazar was one of many locals to participate in the film’s production. 

  • WCHS students win national FCCLA honors

     Washington County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is not only one of the biggest chapters in the commonwealth, it’s also had some its members recently recognized at the national level.

  • Local candidates have filed

    Multiple city council and school board seats are up for grabs this year, and voters will go to the polls to decide who will fill them on Nov. 8.

    Tuesday, Aug. 9, was the last day for candidates to file for election.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, three school board seats are up for the taking, as well as all six spots on the Springfield City Council.

  • U.S. Natural Fibers a unique local business

    Shawn Malloy, along with his wife, Lori, has been working with natural fibers for more than a decade. Now, after opening two successful fiber companies, they’ve opened up a third – U.S. Natural Fibers, a processing plant in Springfield. 

    “What U.S. Natural Fibers is all about is, we’re buying and selling fiber from small farms across the county,” Malloy said. 

  • 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.

  • Teenager killed in car wreck

    A Washington County teenager has died as a result of a July 11 automobile accident.

    Opal White, 16, of Willisburg, died last Monday night when a vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. She would have been a sophomore at Washington County High School this August.

    Washington County Superintendent of Schools Robin Cochran said Opal was a unique member of the Washington County School District family.

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