• Local jobless rate 1.9 percent above state’s average

    The numbers aren’t good in looking at the unemployment rate in Washington County, as well as others in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.
    The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet released statistics this week showing that 99 counties in the state saw decreased unemployment numbers from May 2010 through May 2011. Washington County was not one of those counties.

  • Man injured in motorcycle crash in Marion County

    A Washington County man was injured in a motorcycle accident near Loretto in Marion County Sunday morning.
    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Charles Sagracy, 64, of Springfield, was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle about a mile west of Loretto at the junction of KY 527 and KY 52 at 12:09 a.m. Sunday. Sagracy was traveling north on KY 527 when he attempted to avoid another vehicle, the report said. He lost control of the motorcycle and came to rest in the road.

  • Local airport will be home to air ambulance service


    Some high-tech health care is coming to Washington County.
    Air Methods, a Colorado-based company, will be locating at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport in July, and with the company will come the ability to transport patients in need of immediate medical care to surrounding hospitals much faster.

  • Local theatre students get star treatment in The Big Apple


    A group of local theatre students spent six days in New York City last week, and while in the Big Apple, they received star treatment.

  • Gala honors community theatre performers

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre at the Opera House hosted its first ever ‘Jeannie Awards’ Gala on Monday, June 13.  The evening began with dinner at Mordecai’s on Main, and then the stars, presenters and theatre goers walked the red carpet to the Opera House.

  • U.S. troops get socks from Springfield alpaca producers


    When a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq takes his or her boots off, that soldier might be wearing a pair of Kentucky Proud socks from Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works in Springfield.
    The small fiber mill, the only one in the state, turns soft fleece sheared from alpacas into the yarn to make its new outdoor Adventure Sock. In less than a month, nearly 1,500 pairs of Flaggy Meadow’s rugged yet comfortable socks have been sent to American troops serving in the Middle East through a grassroots volunteer organization called the Alpaca Sock Brigade.

  • City makes cuts in proposed budget

    The Springfield city council presented the first reading of the 2011-12 budget on June 14 at the regular scheduled meeting. The proposed budget comes in at $2,163, 885
    The upcoming proposed budget is $87,956 less than last fiscal year’s proposed budget. Expenditures across the board were slashed to compensate for the smaller budget.
    Mayor Dr. John W. Cecconi provided a written message to go with the first reading of the budget.

  • 47 lose jobs as pipe plant closes


    The closing of a local manufacturing operation has left 47 people unemployed.
    North American Pipe Corporation, a Houston, Texas-based company, announced on Tuesday that it would close the doors of its Springfield plant. Production has reportedly already stopped at the local plant.

  • Graves is 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County


  • KET to film in Springfield today


    Kentucky Educational Television is coming to Springfield!
    KET will have a camera crew in town today to film one of its “Our Towns” segments.