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Today's News

  • Taking Aim

    Fighting through the searing summer heat and humidity, one Washington County girl has been making a name for herself in a male-dominated sport – trap shooting.

    Hannah Simpson, 17, begins her practice by putting on a vest and stuffing its pockets with boxes of shotgun shells. She casually puts on her ear and eye protection – specially designed to help see the target for the day’s weather – and grabs her gun, a Beretta 692 Xtrap.

  • Goode preparing for career in turf management

     There’s more to grass than what’s on the surface.

  • 9-10-year-olds see season end

    What started out as a tough tournament for Washington County’s 9-10-year-old all-stars got a little tougher as the Kentucky District 5 Little League Tournament continued last week.

    On Tuesday, the all-stars looked to bounce back from their two earlier losses as they took on Boyle County.

    Unfortunately, Boyle topped Washington County 13-5.

  • 11-12-year-old All-Stars pick up win

    Washington County’s 11-12-year-old all-stars entered the second half of District 5 Little League Tournament play this past week, and after a rough start, it looked like things would continue down that path for the local all-stars.

    Tuesday brought a matchup with a tough Boyle County team, and Washington County coach Jacob Howard said his squad had a tough day at the plate.

  • Program helps parents with child support issues

    Washington County Attorney Bill Robinson has brought together the county’s child support office and the Kentucky Career Center to give parents who are behind on their child support a second chance at providing for their children.

    The Right Choice Program provides job-finding assistance to parents who have been unable to secure employment and have fallen behind on payments. On top of this, the program also offers assistance with resume building, interview skills and job training.

  • County funding for school busing down

    Washington County Fiscal Court will not be able to give as much as requested for non-public school transportation this year.

    Judge-Executive John Settles said that’s because when the county wrote up this fiscal year’s budget, they requested a sheet from the board of education outlining how much the total would be for transporting students to St. Dominic School.

    “And they were not able to get that to me while we were budgeting,” Settles said. “So we put $26,000 in our budget.”

  • Washington County student killed in Monday night crash

     

    A Washington County teenager has died as a result of a Monday night automobile accident.

    Opal White, 16, of Willisburg, died 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.

  • Man charged in couple's murders

     

    A Springfield man has been arrested and charged with murder.

    Craig A. Pennington, 52, of 1217 Texas Road in Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Friday morning around 7 a.m. and charged with one count of murder in connection with the disappearance of a Florence, Kentucky, couple who has been missing since Sunday, July 3.

  • Arrest made in missing persons case

     A Springfield man has been arrested in connection with the northern Kentucky couple that was last seen on Texas Road in Springfield. Robert Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35 have been missing since July 3.

  • Couple last seen in Springfield goes missing

    Kentucky State Police need your help in locating two missing people.

    According to KSP, Robert K. Jones, 38, and Crystal J. Warner, 35, both of Florence, went missing on July 3 and were last seen at a residence in Washington County.

    Jones is described as a 6’1" white male, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Warner is described as a 5’2" white female, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.