Local News

  • Seeing stars

    Jolene Davis has had a love of music since an early age, and that passion paid off in a big way with the experiences she’s collected throughout her career.

    Currently the director of the Bluegrass Kids in Springfield, Davis has a personal history that includes time spent with everyone from Liberace and Red Skelton to Tony Bennett and Phyllis Diller.

  • 100 years a house of faith

    On Sept. 3, 1914, a group met at the schoolhouse in the community of Fenwick and formed a local Baptist congregation.

    In the hundred years since, the area has become known as Thompsonville and the church’s first long-term home has come and gone, but the community that comes together each Sunday remains.

  • Traffic stop leads to meth arrests

    Jared Holt
    The Harrodsburg Herald

    On Monday, Sept. 15,  the Harrodsburg Police Department (HPD) seized 58.4 grams (2.06 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine and $6,356 in cash. According to a report released by the HPD, while conducting surveillance, officers observed a narcotic transaction taking place. A traffic stop was conducted on a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche involved in the suspected transaction.

  • ‘The Ancient Art of War’

    Last week, the Washington County Marching Commander Band started their 2014 season. Friday night found the WCHS band preparing for their first public performance in full uniform.

    They performed with excitement at halftime for a very supportive home crowd. The next day came early with a practice that began at 5:30 a.m. After the intense practice, the Commander Band loaded the bus and headed for Mason County.  

  • Horsin’ around at camp

    The slow evolution of Camp Horsin' Around in Perryville has taken a decade to reach its current point, but that work has turned it into one of the best opportunities for children to enjoy a camp, particularly those with disabilities or health problems.

    The camp, which was incorporated in 2004, accepted campers for its fourth summer in 2014, with more than 300 visitors.

  • News briefs for 9/17

    WC Fair Books
    Washington County Fair books are now available.
    They are at the following locations: Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, Farm Bureau Ins. and the Washington County Extension Office.
    For more information, call Krista Thompson (859) 284 5524

    Wednesday, Sept. 17

    Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown

  • Appreciation for first responders
  • Art exhibit at SCC on Thursday

    This Thursday, Sept. 18, the St. Catharine College Fine Arts Department will be presenting a color abstract art exhibit entitled “Anthology of Hope,” featuring the work of  Dr. Keith Auerbach, a Louisville-based artist. It will be located on the mezzanine level of the Emily W. Hundley Library.

  • County attorney race about continuing success

    Greg Goatley

    Greg Goatley has spent the last 34 years practicing law, and he said the opportunity is finally there for him to expand his role within Washington County.

    Having worked in real estate, estates, criminal and domestic law as part of his private practice, he’s ready to take the skills he has honed over more than three decades and make the transition to serving as the local county attorney.

  • City votes on tax raise

    The second reading and a subsequent vote were held at last Tuesday’s Springfield city council meeting to raise the property tax rate to 15.24 percent for the upcoming year.

    Last year’s rate was 14.49 percent, and the boost will allow a four-percent increase in revenue for the city. During August’s meeting, City Administrator Laurie Smith said the tax hike would result in a difference of $7.50 annually on a $100,000 property.