Local News

  • Vandalism at old Fredericktown bridge

    This past Monday, in a regularly scheduled meeting of Washington County Fiscal Court, District 6 Magistrate Greg Simms made it known that there had recently been reports of vandalism on and near the ‘Burg bridge.

  • Red Cross to hold first meeting of the new year

    Springfield—The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to fulfill its mission, and individuals with many skill sets are needed.  Trainings throughout the year are available for those who would like to volunteer with the Red Cross, free of charge. Training provides volunteers the tools and education to respond to disasters, enabling people to have the skills to help people in their time of need.  

  • 2 indicted in Washington County Circuit Court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Perry W. Curtsinger, 40, of Willisburg, was indicted on three felony counts—two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of assault in the second degree—in Washington County Circuit Court last month for an incident that occurred on Nov. 25.

  • Prevent pipes from freezing, bursting

    With frigid temperatures and wind chills hitting hard this week, the Kentucky Division of Water reminds citizens to protect the water systems in their homes and businesses from freezing.

    When water freezes, it expands. When water freezes in a pipe and expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

  • Police reports: pair of juveniles arrested

    A pair of juveniles were arrested for first-degree wanton endangerment (a class D felony) on New Year’s Day morning by Charles Osbourn of the Springfield Police Department. SPD did not immediately return calls for comment and to elaborate on the incident, but the report did note that alcohol was suspected to be a factor. The arrests were made on West Main Street in Springfield.

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    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Mary Ministry

  • Spring View names new CEO

    Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, which has served much of the region—including those in Washington County—since 1944, has officially named Timothy Trottier as its chief executive officer (CEO), effective this past Monday.

    Trottier is the third full-time CEO to take the helm at Spring View in recent years, after Mike Sherrod (2007-2010) stepped down from the position to pursue other opportunities four years ago and Ruth McDaniel (2010-2013) retired from the job on Aug. 31 of last year.

  • Cox gets set for state DYW

    When Amanda Cox entered the local Distinguished Young Women event this past year, she had only one expectation: have fun.

    But, in a moment that “completely humbled” her, Cox’s name was called as the victor. And now that she will be competing in the statewide contest next week, she hopes to take that same mindset in with her

  • 2 die in Marion County fire

    Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police released the names of Thomas Wayne Cundiff, 60, and his wife, Mary Rose Cundiff, 71, as the victims who parished in a mobile home fire in Holy Cross in northern Marion County early Monday morning.

    Marion County 911 received a call around 3:36 a.m. to respond to a residential fire at the home at 6310 Holy Cross Road. According to a KSP report, the fire was extinguished, but the mobile home was a complete loss.

  • Support grows for statewide smoking ban

    On the heels of data released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, a statewide smoking ban could be a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Kentucky General Assembly, or at least the numbers suggest it should be.

    This year’s session, which began on Tuesday, could feature a more pointed conversation on the topic thanks to an all-time high in support for a statewide law banning smoking in public places, which would include workplaces, restaurants and bars.