Today's News

  • PHOTOS - Rand Paul visits SCC
  • BIRTH - Shewmaker: It’s a girl!


    Nicholas and Beth Shewmaker of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter at 6:14 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital.

  • BIRTH - Milburn: It’s a boy!

    Houston Thomas Milburn and Cheyenne F. LeMay announce the birth of their son on Feb. 17, 2012 at 9:52 a.m.

    Brayden Thomas weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.25 inches in length.
    Milburn is a student at Washington County High School and LeMay is a student at Jessamine High School.
    Maternal grandparents are Dale LeMay and Shirley McCoy of Nicholasville.
    Paternal grandparents are Jr. and Nichole Milburn.

  • SCC Players to present “All Because of Agatha”

    The St. Catharine College Players will present Jonathan Troy’s comedy, “All Because of Agatha,” by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

    Set in Salem, Mass. in the 1960s, a young couple purchases a charming house rumored to be haunted once a year by the ghost of Agatha Forbes, burned at the stake hundreds of years ago for practicing witchcraft.  
    Agatha only appears once a year, but always manages to frighten the house’s occupants out of the house, never to be heard from again.  

  • News briefs for 03-21-2012

    Tom Duncan Reed Scholarship
    Springfield Rotary Club is offering the annual Tom Duncan Reed “Service Above Self” Rotarian Scholarship. Candidates must submit an application, two letters of recommendation and an essay by Wednesday, May 2. Applications are available at WCHS guidance counselor’s office or www.springfieldkyrotary.com.

    St. Dominic Raffle

  • Theft reported at senior center

    Springfield City Police Chief Jim Smith confirmed that there was a theft last week at the senior center in Springfield.

    The police report was not available for the incident.
    Smith confirmed the theft via email on Monday morning.
    He said there was a theft of a small amount of money reported, but that it was not a break-in.
    The chief noted that officer Charlie Osbourn was working the case, and that the incident was still under investigation.

  • Last day of school, graduation dates set

    Washington County school board members voted to approve the last day of school for students and graduation day at Monday night’s regular scheduled meeting.

    The last day of school for students will be May 17. Students will be released early at 1 p.m.
    Graduation is set for May 18 at 7 p.m.
    The board also approved the calendar for next school year, with the first day back for students set for Aug. 9.

  • Sustainablity forum to include health care providers

    The third part in the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future series entitled “Moving Forward” will be held on March 27 at 7 p.m. in the lounge of the Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    Washington County residents that will be speaking include Dr. Jonas Hurley, Dr. Anne Harrison, and Dr. Delwyn Loughney.
    The forum has included included conversations with educators and artists.
    The last forum included panelists and students, and the conversation focused on recycling and appreciating nature.

  • Committee to review Washington County EMS pay scale

    At a special-called fiscal court meeting last Tuesday, a committee was established to review the pay scale of all EMS workers in Washington County. 

    A committee of Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, magistrate Hal B. Goode, magistrate Greg Simms and EMS director Mark Hale will review the pay of EMS employees in surrounding counties to determine if Washington County employees are due a pay increase. Settles said any changes would likely take effect later this year.

  • ‘American Pickers’ looking for Kentucky treasures

    One of television’s most popular shows is coming to Kentucky, and with the right tip, possibly even Washington County.

    The hosts of the popular History Channel show American Pickers -- Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz -- are planning a road trip to Kentucky next week, but they’re still looking for places to visit.