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Today's News

  • Volleyball loses its first game of the season

    The Washington County Commanderette (12-1, 2-1) volleyball team’s bid for perfection ended on Monday night after a 3-0 (25-19, 24-21, 25-18) loss to the Bethlehem Banshees (13-2, 5-0).

    The Commanderettes were one of only seven teams — WC, Mercy, Oldham County, Assumption, Jackson City, East Ridge, Monroe County — left in the state with an undefeated record going into Monday night’s action, a number that is now down to four after losses by WC, Assumption and Monroe County.

  • News briefs for 9/10

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    Concert
    A musical concert and homemade ice cream social will be held at the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.  Bring a chair and enjoy some great music by Mary Kutter Osborne.  All music lovers are invited to join us.

    Fall Community Volleyball League

  • United Way looks to expand

    The United Way has not been active in Marion County in recent years, but Kenny Fogle is hoping to bring it back.

    Fogle is the executive director of the newly formed Tri-County United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    “It’s such a simple concept,” Fogle told the audience at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 5 Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • Mark Twain: American Icon

    Washington County Public Library, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Mark Twain: American Icon on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 pm.

  • Beware of IRS scam

    The Springfield Police Department warned residents on Monday of a scam in the area that involves transferring money between accounts.

    According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, residents have been receiving calls warning them that they are at risk of arrest.

    “If someone calls you, especially on a home number, and claims to be from the IRS demanding that you transfer money to an account to avoid being arrested, THIS IS A SCAM,” the update read.

  • Inmate caught in Indiana

    A Marion County Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work detail in Washington County on Aug. 6 has been captured.

    Darrell Arrwood, 28, of Louisville was caught Aug. 9 in Indiana by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Arrwood is awaiting extradition to Kentucky and he will face escape charges in Washington County.

    Arrwood, 28, walked away from the Washington County recycling center around 2 p.m. Aug. 6.

  • Photo: St. D's Porter earns award
  • 9 injured in collision

    A two-vehicle accident on KY-55 Saturday evening left nine people injured, including two Washington County residents.

    Brian J. Willman, of Lebanon, was operating his 2003 Dodge Caravan heading south and attempting to turn left onto Booker Road around 6:26 p.m., when the vehicle collided with a northbound 2003 GM Yukon driven by Terry B. Murphy of Campbellsville.

  • Library tax rate raised

    Several entities had representatives give presentations during the most recent fiscal court meeting this past Monday. Washington County Public Library Director Tara O’Hagan was the first to come before the court when she presented the library board tax rates.

    The construction of the new library, which is expected to break ground in April, will, in part, cause the library’s tax rates to be raised on both tangible personal property and real estate for the 2014 year.

  • Not so fast: School move in question

    A special session was called for the Washington County School Board last Friday, and though the timing of the move to the new Washington County High School was discussed, a final decision was tabled for a later meeting.

    With a number of construction delays and change orders in recent months — as well as delays due to vandalism late last month — the fall break move-in date for the new facility has been called into question.