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Today's News

  • 5/24 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

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  • Four indicted by grand jury

    A man accused of fleeing police was indicted on seven charges.

  • Memorial Day celebration at Willisburg

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and everyone is preparing for the long weekend.  While some may go on a short vacation, others choose to stay home and enjoy the activities in their local communities. That’s what residents of Willisburg will be doing this Memorial Day weekend at Willisburg Community Park, with a variety of activities for participants to enjoy and bring the family.

  • Renovations at new WCES nearly complete

    Renovation work at the new Washington County middle and elementary school is nearly complete.
    According to Jean-Paul Grivas, the architect of the renovation, 99 percent of the work has been completed at the school.
    “We’ve just got a little bit of work to do,” he said during the school board’s monthly meeting.
    The work that remains includes some painting, masonry work and flooring.

  • SCC's suit against DOE dismissed

    The court-appointed receiver for the Saint Catharine College lawsuit with Huntington Bank filed a report to the U.S. District Court that there are no funds available to pay 56 vendors the $355,600 they claim is owed.

    According to the report, “Upon the receiver’s arrival, SCC did not have an updated, accurate accounts payable aging.”

  • Pennington's defense seeks evidence from the commonwealth

    Just four days after Crystal Warner’s remains were laid to rest, the man accused of killing her and her boyfriend, Robert Jones, appeared in district court where his defense asked for evidence they say wasn’t received.

  • Commanders fall to Kentucky Country Day

    The Washington County Commanders traveled to Louisville Saturday, May 13, to battle Kentucky Country Day. The game quickly got away from the Commanders in the second inning, and they couldn’t recover, suffering an 11-0 loss.

    “KCD is a good team,” said Commander head coach Adam Blair. “They got away from us early.”

    After allowing an early run in the first inning, KCD scored seven runs in the second to put the game out of reach for the Commanders.

  • SCC coach, players find success at Midway

    When St. Catharine College closed its doors in June 2016, SCC baseball coach Luther Bramblett was left with many questions. He, along with the student-athletes he coached and mentored, faced uncertain futures as a result of the closing.

    “It was a difficult time,” said Bramblett, who spent 15 years as the head baseball coach at St. Catharine.

  • Warner laid to rest

    Crystal Warner, the woman who was slain along with her boyfriend, Robert Jones, in Washington County last year, was finally laid to rest over the weekend.

    The Florence woman was buried at Willisburg Saturday afternoon, and for her mother, Mary Reeve, putting her daughter to rest is a good step in the healing process.

    “(I’m) definitely ready to put her to rest and try to pick up our life again and maybe go back to a little normalcy,” Reeve said.

  • Multi-county pursuit ends in Springfield

    A car chase that began in Taylor County Sunday morning ended in Springfield when a Columbia man was shot with a Taser by Kentucky State Police.

    According to Mark Marraccini of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the pursuit, which reached speeds of 85 miles per hour, began when Sgt. Travis Neal from Fish and Wildlife approached a parked vehicle in the Green River Wildlife Management Area in Taylor County.

    Mark Anthony Mattingly, 38, of Columbia, was found inside the vehicle, and because of outstanding warrants, an arrest attempt was made.