Today's News

  • Tractor totally destroyed by fire

    A Willisburg man got off his tractor to have a tuna sandwich for lunch on Thursday afternoon.

    By the time he stepped off the tractor, drove to the house and put some tuna on bread, someone was at his door asking what he was burning.

    Donnie Coulter wasn't burning anything on purpose, but his tractor was on fire.

  • Students safe after small fire at elementary school

    A small fire has occurred at Washington County Elementary School, according to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran.

    All the students are safe and accounted for, she said.

    Because of smoke, the students have been moved to Washington County High School, where they will be fed lunch.

    Cochran said she will give an update on end-of-day dismissal at 2:30 p.m.

    The dispatch center confirmed that a small bathroom fire at Washington County Elementary was announced. The city fire department responded.

  • 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.