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Today's News

  • Local job market looks 'very stable'

    As Labor Day approaches and the national conversation turns to the current state of employment, Executive Director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority Daniel Carney said Washington County is a “great” place to be employed. 

  • Film could lead to local coffee shop

    The Woman’s Club building has been transformed into a coffee shop called Gushers, and it could remain that way after the most recent city council meeting.

    The film “Tragedy Girls,” which has also been referred to by its production name Sadie & McKayla, has been filming in Springfield since the end of July, and when the movie called for a smoothie shop for the main characters to visit, the props department created one in the Woman’s Club building.

  • That's a wrap!

    ... And cut!

    Hollywood will begin to scale down its presence in the small towns of Springfield and Lebanon as it wraps up production of the movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film portraying an adventure of two teenaged girls, later this week.

    According to Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian, producers of the movie, the production of the film has gone extremely well.

  • Former officer charged with assault

    A former Springfield police officer, along with another man, have been indicted on assault charges. 

    The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Michael A. Cotton, 59, of Bardstown, and Kevin R. Bewley, 28, of Willisburg, on one count of assault in the second degree, a class C felony.

  • 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.