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Today's News

  • Household items taken in Mackville

    More than $2,000 worth of tools and equipment was reported stolen from a construction site at 9213 Bloomfield Road on May 22, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    The incident report notes that a person or persons used a metal pipe to break the lock on a construction trailer between the hours of 5 p.m. on May 21 and 7:30 a.m. the following day. Taken were items being used in the construction of a new home at the address.

  • County sets tax district hearing

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for its first meeting of the month of June and addressed some big issues, including the announcement of the public hearing regarding the Conservation District’s request to become its own taxing district.

    The court announced the hearing will take place June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The venue will be announced at a later date.

    Budget and business
    First on the court’s chopping block was the second reading of the proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

  • Single-car accident leaves man injured

    A man was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a single-car accident on Ky. 555 on May 30.

    The driver, Keelan R. Dean of Lawrenceburg, was transported from the scene by helicopter after crashing along the side of the roadway into a ditch and a rocky area, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Springfield has it all this summer

    Kick your summertime fun up a notch with a birthday celebration, fireworks, remote-control jets, music jams and more in Springfield, Ky. Beginning with its Independence Day Celebration, Springfield keeps things hopping with activities for everyone in the family. Visit www.SeeSpringfield.com to plan your summertime fun.

    Birthday bash

  • Play it safe with fireworks

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    As the Fourth of July approaches, communities will be organizing parades and fireworks displays to celebrate and many individuals will also be purchasing fireworks for their own display.  To prevent injury, it’s best to remember important safety information if you plan to have your own fireworks display.
     

  • 2015 Jeannie Award Gala nominees

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre walks the red carpet from Mordecai’s to the Springfield Opera House for the 5th annual Jeannie Awards Gala, Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening celebrating our past season and sneak peek into next.

  • News briefs for 6/10

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  • 'I didn't think I'd be here'

    A small airplane made an emergency landing on a highway in northern Washington County Thursday afternoon.

    A 1977 Grumman American Tiger four-seater went down around 1 p.m. on Ky. 555 near Willisburg Exit 42 of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Pilot Robert Kinion, 57, of Chester, S.C., was piloting the craft alone.

    “I lost power and had to do an emergency landing,” he said. “I picked this spot and I just put it down.”

    No one was injured, but the experience left the pilot shaken.

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  • Conservation district addressed

    Washington County will soon be having a public hearing about a new possible millage tax – one that’s proposed to be $2.20 a month on every $100,000 worth of real estate property. The money would go to Washington County’s Conservation District for a new technician and more projects that would benefit citizens of the county.

    On May 22, Washington County Fiscal Court met for it’s final time this month and voted to hold a public hearing on the Conservation’s District’s request to become it’s own taxing district.