• AT&T expanding coverage in county


    AT&T is expanding cell phone coverage and will soon offer internet service in Washington County. The company recently built three new towers that will launch later this year, according to company spokesman Phil Hayes.


  • African American Heritage Festival set for Friday

    It’ll be parading men in downtown Springfield this Friday during the 16th annual African American Heritage Festival.

  • EMS ups charges for non-transports


    Last year, Washington County Emergency Medical Services spent almost $60,000 more responding to calls in which patients were not transported to a hospital than it took in for these calls.




  • County looking at slight tax increase

     Property owners in Washington County can expect to pay slightly more in taxes if a resolution by the Washington County Fiscal Court is approved.

    The fiscal court on Friday approved first reading of the resolution that raises the rate from 8.3 cents for every $100 of assessed value to 8.4 cents, an increase of $1 on a $100,000 home. The possible increase comes after a required re-evaluation of area properties by the county PVA.

  • New Pioneers names executive director

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future announces the appointment of Whitney Wurzel to become executive director effective late September 2019.  Wurzel will continue and build upon New Pioneers' mission to promote sustainable thinking and sustainable development as initiated 15 years ago by founder and current executive director Sister Claire McGowan OP. 

  • City zoning laws to be revamped

    Springfield’s zoning laws could soon be seeing an update to better align with today’s businesses.

    The city’s zoning ordinance was created in 1968, and—other than a re-adoption in 1988 that did not involve substantial revisions—hasn’t been updated since, city administrator Laurie Smith said.

  • Springfield woman charged with assault in alleged stabbing

    A Springfield woman is facing assault charges after police say she stabbed her boyfriend in the leg.

    Elisia Saquichomo, 22, was arrested early July 23 by Springfield Police and is charged with second-degree assault and failure to appear. 

    The alleged victim was taken to the hospital.

  • Shooting case sent to grand jury

     The case against the man charged in a July 11 shooting in Springfield was sent on to a grand jury after a preliminary hearing Monday in Washington District Court.


  • Study finds drop in drug overdose fatalities

     A new study by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy found that overdose deaths decreased in 2018 by almost 15 percent from 2017’s all-time high. But one small part of that study isn’t so rosy—overdose deaths attributed to methamphetamine increased last year. The finding could be concerning for Springfield, where police say they are coming across more of the drug.

  • Habitat dedicates 'New Kentucky Home' in Springfield

     For 36 years, Betty Elery lived in subsidized housing, raising two daughters. She dreamed of one day having her own home.

    In April, that dream came true. Elery became the owner of a home built by My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity. A dedication ceremony for the home was held Sunday.