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Today's News

  • Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership

    Thursday, March 9 was Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership Washington County. On Law and Justice Day we got to do an activity similar to the Amazing Race to learn about the law and justice system of our community. The day was organized by District Judge Amy Anderson. We got to go to the new Washington Co. Judicial Center, the old court house, lawyers’ offices, and the Marion County Detention Center. The day was fun filled and we learned a lot about our community that we never knew.

  • 3/22/2017 Briefs

    Kindergarten 

    Registration

    If your child will be attending Washington County Elementary School in the fall and you missed registration, please stop by the school office to complete a packet as soon as possible.  Planning for next year has already begun, so it is very important to come and register your child as soon as possible.  The school office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.      

     

    Head Start

    Applications

  • Commanderettes fall to Elizabethtown in opener

     The Washington County Commanderettes softball team didn’t quite get off to the start it was hoping for, losing its season opener at Elizabethtown 15-3 Thursday. The game ended after five innings.

    Washington County was able to string a few good hits together and scored some runs late in the game, but a 10-run third inning by Elizabethtown put the game out of reach.

    Head coach Christy Baker was disappointed to start the season with a loss against a quality team.

  • City meets in special session

    The Springfield City Council convened in a special session on Tuesday, March 14, at Springfield City Hall.

    Several city business matters were discussed including; the Washington County Homemakers made a request for the council to make a small donation for the Head Start Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Friday, April 7, and for all city residents to wear blue in support.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    A Willisburg man was indicted on two sex abuse charges last week. 

    Shane Chesser, 38, of Willisburg, was charged on March 15 with two counts of sexual abuse 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age, class C felonies. The indictment said both alleged incidents occurred in 2012. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash, and Chesser was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness and to have no unsupervised contact with any minor.

    The Washington County grand jury also indicted eight others unrelated to Chesser’s case.

  • Carney named Entrepreneur of the Year

    This year’s entrepreneur of the year started her business more than 10 years ago and has grown her space into a Springfield icon.

    Nancy Carney, owner of Nancy’s Place on Main Street, said she was surprised to find out she won the award during the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala.

    “I was shocked and very humbled,” Carney said, “because I don’t like being honored, and that’s just not my thing, but I was very proud to get it. It was a privilege, that’s for sure.”

  • Construction of new extension office to begin

    The Washington County Extension Office has been serving farmers, their families, and this community for 87 years. In January 2018, it will have a new building to call home.

    A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a new 9,300-square-foot extension office in the industrial park off KY 555 will happen next Thursday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    “We’ll have a lot more space, which is what we’ve needed,” Family and Consumer Science Agent Cabrina Buckman said. 

  • Pennington arraigned on new charge

    Lines of people wearing green T-shirts that read “Justice for Crystal and Bobby” sat silently in a Washington County courtroom last week as family members of the slain couple waited to see the accused murderer arraigned on another charge. 

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on violent felon

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • St. Dominic School to host 2nd annual PTO Color Run

    Clouds of color are forecasted in the near future. 

    St. Dominic School will host its annual St. Dominic PTO Color Run 5k on March 25.

    According to Amanda Carney, the run, which is now in its second year, is designed to raise money for the school’s parent teacher organization.