Today's News

  • Lebanon woman killed in hit-and-run

    A Lebanon woman was killed near the Washington/Marion County line over the weekend after a hit-and-run occurred near the intersection on KY 55 and Airport Road. 

    Kentucky State Police said Latoya C. Norris, 32, of Lebanon, was found lying off the northbound shoulder of KY 55.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Adam Likins and Detective Josh Dicken are investigating the collision, which is believed to have occurred on March 5 between the hours of 3 a.m. and sunrise.

  • Hernandez named Junior Mister

    More than $3,000 was raised for Washington County Relay for Life during 2017’s Junior Mister contest Saturday night.

    According to Traci Blandford, an organizer for the event, a total of $3,100 was raised for the cause. Debbie McIntosh emceed the well-attended event, which was hosted at the River of Life Church in Springfield. 

    Jesus Hernandez was named this year’s junior mister after 10 boys competed for the title. Hernandez also won self-expression, talent, interview and spirit awards. 

  • Springfield State Bank wins Chamber Member of the Year

    A local business with a long history in Springfield was recognized at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala. 

    Springfield State Bank was presented the 2016 Chamber Member of the Year award, and Robbie Polin, president and CEO of Springfield State Bank, accepted. 

    David Purdom introduced Polin with a brief history of the bank’s ties with Springfield and Washington County.

  • Lebanon career center will continue to serve locals

    The career center in Lebanon will remain open and continue to serve people in Washington County. 

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, Marion County and the city of Lebanon put in $30,000 each to keep one employee on staff there. Settles said the Offices of Veterans Affairs, Farm Workers, Office of the Blind will continue to be there during certain times of the month and will pay a certain amount to use the space and office equipment there. 

  • Fire destroys pool hall in Mackville

    A pile of burnt debris is all that’s left after an early morning fire destroyed the pool hall at Mackville last week. 

    According to Justin Reynolds, the Mackville fire chief, the call about the blaze was received at 6:20 a.m. on Feb. 21.

    No one was hurt and Reynolds said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

    “We’re not 100 percent sure (what caused the fire),” Reynolds said. “But most of the fire when we first got there was around where the electrical panels and jukebox were.”

  • Langford earns Young Leader award at chamber gala

    Spencer Langford is a young man that Washington County “can be proud of.”

    Bart Mattingly, who presented this year’s Young Leader of the Year award at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala, said Langford is someone the county can be proud of and focuses his time and efforts in a variety of activities.

  • City receives top marks in financial audit

    The city of Springfield received the results of its annual financial audit for the 2016 fiscal year at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Springfield City Hall.

    Mayor Debbie Wakefield and the city council were presented the audit results by Jason Strange from Smith & Company CPAs PLLC in Bardstown. Overall, Strange said the city had a very solid financial position and everything reviewed in the audit was presented fairly and correctly.

  • Superintendent's contract is renewed for another four years

    Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran will lead the district for another four years. 

    That’s because Cochran’s four-year employment contact was renewed for another term during February’s school board meeting last week.

    She said the district’s “work will never be done.” 

  • Commanderettes top Pulaski County in preseason scrimmage

    The Washington County Commanderettes grabbed an early 3-0 lead and never trailed on their way to an 11-5 victory over Pulaski County Thursday.

    Commanderette head coach Christy Baker said she was very pleased with her team’s performance against a good Maroons team.

    “I was pleased with our defense, especially since we have a few ladies in new positions,” Baker said.

  • Engagement

    Betty Wheatley and Walter Leon Wheatley Jr. of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Lee Wheatley, to Jason Henry Goodpaster, son of Ruthie and Rick Goodpaster, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

    Wheatley is a 2001 graduate of Washington County High School and University of Kentucky. She is employed at Neogen Corporation in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Goodpaster is a 1999 graduate of Montgomery County High School. He is employed at Big Lots in Lexington.