Local News

  • Horseshoe Bend hits Catalina...again

    As the fourth annual Catalina Film Festival came to a close last week, one local business once again provided a connection between the rural Washington County community and the red carpet, Hollywood-infused event on Catalina Island.

    Located 22 miles off the coast of California, Catalina Island is host to one of the fastest-growing movie festivals in the country, and the owners of Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner, feel blessed to be able to be part of that success.

  • Walk of Life at Idle Hour Park this weekend

    Idle Hour Park will play host to an event for the entire family this weekend, while also giving visitors a chance to give back to other families in need.

    The annual Walk of Life, held by the House of Hope, is set for Saturday at 9 a.m., and the non-athletic event will raise money for families facing difficulties. Though the organization has become synonymous with supporting expectant mothers, Executive Director Sheila Hourigan said House of Hope is more than that.

  • Lexington accident takes life

    Story courtesy of Lex18

    A trip to the store turned deadly for a woman who lost control of her car Sunday night in Lexington.

    It was a tragic scene that unfolded on Old Todds Road Monday when family members of 34-year-old Chasity Mills say she went to the store, and on her way lost control of her car, hitting a tree.

    “Tragedy happens,” said her uncle William Key. “We wasn’t prepared for it.”

  • Fatal accident near Springfield

    A two-vehicle accident near Lincoln Homestead State Park on Saturday morning left one person dead and another injured in what Kentucky State Police say was a head-on collision.

    The accident, occurring around 10 a.m. on Saturday, happened near the intersection of KY 528 and KY-438 near Springfield.

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    Springfield and Washington County drivers are to be warned that runners from the Bourbon Chase — an annual 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries across the Bluegrass — will be on the roads this Friday and Saturday.

    Residents of Booker Road should be especially cautious, as runners are expected to come through that road any time between 1 p.m. and midnight on Friday.

  • PHOTO: Sorghum’s triumphant return

    Sorghum Shuffle 5K Run/Walk results

    First place male

    Joe Pawlish - 17:18

    First place female

    Shelly Peterson - 23:00

    First place under 12

    Male: Clayton Hensley - 26:49
    Female: Belle Begley - 33:28

    First place 13-19

    Male: Tanner Yates - 25:57
    Female: Laurel Brahm - 24:16

    First place 20-29

    Male: Christopher Jewell - 20:52
    Female: Tesa Brooks - 26:32

  • News briefs for 10/1

    Through Oct. 6

    Maker’s Mark Road Closed
    A new entrance road for the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto is being made and in the process of upgrading the road it will be necessary to close Maker’s Mark Road from Burkes Spring Road to Hickory Camp Road for approximately two weeks beginning Sept. 22 to allow for widening of the existing bridge which is located adjacent to the Maker’s Mark Distillery.

    Oct. 3-5

    WC Fair

  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    This month of October brings forth vibrant colors of gold, rich browns and many shades of orange. Such a variety of hues would make quilters go crazy over. When purchasing fabrics for “home decor” the construction needs the same sewing skills as for clothing construction, especially careful cutting of fabric ‘on grain.’ Let’s explain this grain part.

  • Band places second

    The Washington County Marching Band competed at the Nelson County Pageant Of Bands. They Placed 2nd in Class AA and won Best Color Guard.

    “This was a very small contest with only five total bands in the entire contest, but the competition was fierce. We knew going into this contest that we would have our hands full with Garrard County, and as fate would have it, we were right,” said Debbie Harrod, director.

  • PHOTOS: Flick on the Field