Local News

  • 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
  • Students visit capital

    The fourth- and fifth-graders at North Washington Elementary School got an firsthand look at the inner workings of Kentucky government recently, and the trip could go a long way to helping students meet core content requirements this year.

    Frankfort was paid a visit by 113 students and more than 25 adults on Sept. 12, and Miranda Yonts, the teacher from North Washington who led the trip, said it is already paying off, with students being able to relate what’s on the curriculum with what they saw up close two weeks ago.

  • County approves taxes

    Following a public hearing before last week’s regularly scheduled Washington County Fiscal Court meeting, the county’s magistrates unanimously voted to approve the second reading of the fiscal year 2014 property tax rates.

  • Sorghum returns to Springfield

    For the last seven years, Springfield has hosted the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival, but it’s getting back to its roots in 2014.

    The Sorghum Festival has been reborn, and this year’s event offers more ways for the community to get involved than ever.

    More than 55 vendors and non-stop entertainment will be offered in downtown Springfield, as the event that many still view as synonymous with Washington County makes its return.

  • Vandalism suspects indicted

    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.

    Raymond Witten, of Harrodsburg, and Devin Abell and William Gibson, both of Springfield, all 18, were each indicted separately on two felony counts—first-degree criminal mischief (class D) and third-degree burglary (class D)—in Washington County Circuit Court last month for incidents that occurred on or about Aug. 22.