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Today's News

  • All-Stars fall in two


    The 11-and-12-year-old all-stars couldn’t reap the benefits of home field advantage over the weekend, falling out of the district tournament after two games.

    The locals got off to a shaky start on Friday as they opened the tournament against Russell County.
    Washington County got behind 3-0 to start the game, but countered with two runs in the top of the second to make it 3-2.
    Russell County stepped on the gas in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to go up 7-2.

  • All-Stars have staying power


    The 9-and-10-year-old Little League softball all-stars from Washington County hung around after the first weekend of play of the district tournament at Idle Hour Park.

    The locals played the second game of the tournament, facing Russell County on Friday in the night cap.
    Washington County scored two runs in the second and third, as well as one in the fifth inning to accumulate a 5-0 lead.
    The all-stars took advantage of three consecutive walks and an error to go on a five-run scoring binge in the top of the sixth.

  • County makes switch in phone service

    The Washington County fiscal court opted to change phone services on Friday, leaving AT&T for SouthEast Telephone.
    With the change, the county is consolidating from four bills to one.

    “There will be no change in numbers, no change in service,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said.
    Lee Stevens and Chris Hill from SouthEast Telephone presented to the court on Friday at the regular scheduled meeting.
    Stevens and Hill said they could guarantee savings of at least $250 a month for the county.

  • Independence Day celebration is tonight

     

    Springfield’s  annual Independence Day celebration will take place tonight in downtown Springfield. This year marks the 12th annual celebration for the city to honor members of the military and veterans, according to Nell Haydon, Springfield’s Main Street Renaissance director.

  • Two indicted for sexual abuse of children

    A Washington County man was indicted in Marion County for his alleged role in the sexual abuse of a child.
    Christopher Grigsby, 30, of Bardstown Road in Springfield, was indicted for  first-degree rape (victim under 12, two counts), first-degree sodomy (victim under 12, four counts), first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12) and incest (victim under 18, six counts).

  • Local jobless rate 1.9 percent above state’s average

    The numbers aren’t good in looking at the unemployment rate in Washington County, as well as others in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.
    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released statistics this week showing that 99 counties in the state saw decreased unemployment numbers from May 2010 through May 2011. Washington County was not one of those counties.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash in Marion County

    A Washington County man was injured in a motorcycle accident near Loretto in Marion County Sunday morning.
    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Charles Sagracy, 64, of Springfield, was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle about a mile west of Loretto at the junction of KY 527 and KY 52 at 12:09 a.m. Sunday. Sagracy was traveling north on KY 527 when he attempted to avoid another vehicle, the report said. He lost control of the motorcycle and came to rest in the road.

  • Local airport will be home to air ambulance service

     

    Some high-tech health care is coming to Washington County.
    Air Methods, a Colorado-based company, will be locating at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport in July, and with the company will come the ability to transport patients in need of immediate medical care to surrounding hospitals much faster.

  • Local theatre students get star treatment in The Big Apple

     

    A group of local theatre students spent six days in New York City last week, and while in the Big Apple, they received star treatment.

  • BIRTH: Mudd: It's a girl!

    Nick and Melinda Mudd of Columbus, Ind. announce the birth of their daughter at 8:09 a.m. on May 11, 2011 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
    Hallie Marie Mudd weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Barrett, age 5 and Griffen, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Sandy Hale of Bloomfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Rita Mudd of Louisville, and the late Thomas Mudd.
    Great-grandmother is Rhudell Mudd.