Today's News

  • County gets FD update

    After months of no official news from the Washington County Fire Protection Association, news came on Monday during the regular scheduled fiscal court meeting.

    John Parker Wharton spoke on behalf of the committee made up of members of the fiscal court, the Washington County Fire Protection Association (WCFPA), himself and Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms.
    Wharton said the committee has not had regular meetings because ‘there has been work going on trying to solve items that have stopped us from moving forward.’

  • Man indicted for throwing infant into ditch

    A Springfield man has been indicted for allegedly pulling an infant out of a moving vehicle and tossing him into a ditch, and pulling a woman out of a vehicle by her hair into a roadway.
    Timothy Lee Yonts, 31, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Nelson Circuit Court on Oct. 5. He was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Yonts was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in Bullitt Circuit Court after a 2001 indictment.

  • Rescued boy becomes county’s first Project Lifesaver bracelet recipient

    A project that rolled out in late March is finally reaching its intended audience.

    Project Lifesaver,  which helps caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, has been available for county residents since then.
    Randall Chesser, the seven-year-old autistic boy that went missing for nearly two days last month, is the first person to benefit from the program.
    The program includes a bracelet that resembles a wrist watch. The bracelet transmits a signal that carries over a 1.25 mile radius.

  • Local man charged with incest

    Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield was charged with 36 counts of incest in Washington Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about the spring of 2010 through March 2011 Thompson had sexual intercourse with a person who one knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister by forcible compulsion. The indictment states that the victim was younger than 18 years of age or incapable of consent because he or she is physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.

  • Fatal wreck occurs just outside county line on Hwy. 55

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 12:54 EST on Hwy. 55, two miles north of Lebanon. 

    Monte Edelen, 54, of Lebanon was operating a 1998 Ford pickup.  Edelen was southbound on Hwy. 55 and attempted to make a U-turn, pulling into the pathway of a 1993 Ford log truck, operated by 67-year-old John Dowd of Owenton. 

    Dowd was treated and released at the Spring View Hospital. 

  • Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway meeting open to the public

    A meeting about the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the conference room of the Springfield Opera House.

    Topics to be discussed are sign designs, effective sign placement and marketing.

     The public is invited to come by this meeting and listen to their presentation and share ideas about the newly designated 71 mile national scenic byway that travels through Hodgenville,  New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.


  • ENGAGEMENT - Riney-Story

    Kevin and Lori Riney of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Riney, to Brandon Casey Story, son of Rick and Joy Story of Flemingsburg.

    Riney is a 2004 graduate of Washington County High School and 2011 graduate of the University Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She is employed as a pharmacist at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Springfield.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Combs-Lee

    Ray and Willa Combs of Lexington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Anne Combs, to Samuel Edward Lee IV, son of Eddie and Mary Sue Lee of Lebanon.

    Combs is the granddaughter of the late Madison and Nonnie Ritchie and Raymond Sr. and Geneva Combs. She is a graduate of Tates Creek High School and the University of Kentucky, where she received a bachelor of science degree in accounting and finance and is currently employed with Central Bank & Trust as a fund management officer.

  • WEDDING - Sisk, Cambron exchange vows July 2

    Holly Sisk and Jason Cambron were wed at 6:30 p.m. on July 2, 2011 at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Sisk of Hopkinsville, Ky.
    He is the son of Ronnie and Vivian Cambron of Springfield.
    The double ring ceremony was performed by Bro. Justin Compton of Springfield Baptist Church. Special readings were read by Lauren Riney, friend of the bride and groom.

  • WEDDING - Johnson-Keene wed

    LaTonja Johnson and Henry Keene were wed at 6 p.m. July 30, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Tommie and Australia Poole of Springfield.
    He is the son of Mary and Henry Keene Sr. of Springfield.
    The double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Yolanda M. Washington of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church.