Local News

  • Library seeks new trustee

    The Washington County Public Library is governed by the Board of Trustees. It is comprised of five volunteers representing all areas of our county. Trustees come to their volunteer roles with a range of experiences and backgrounds, and a strong desire to ensure the long-term vitality of our public library.

  • A session in Brindisi

    Tom Logsdon left Springfield long ago, but when he did, he took the initiative to put Washington County on the map in the world of advanced mathematics and the aerospace studies.

    Logsdon, a 1955 graduate of Springfield High School, was born and raised by Stanley and Margaret Logsdon on Lebanon Hill in Springfield in a community that he describes as “a treasure swarming with cordial neighbors situated in the middle of a wonderfully friendly state.”

  • Plat issue addressed at court

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met in regular session this past Monday, where one of the main topics was a recent problem with Lewis Realty out of Elizabethtown.

    The realtors had not received permission from the planning and zoning committee before trying to subdivide tracts of land on the sale of the Hall property on 2418 Jimtown Road in Springfield. Prior to the auction on Oct. 18, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Buddy Parker contacted Lewis Realty and informed them that they had not received permission from the committee.

  • A closer look at the election

    Last week’s midterm election in Washington County led to several new faces taking office, and 55 percent of registered voters made it to the polls to have a say in the results.

    The election was highlighted by Debbie Wakefield taking the office of Springfield mayor, Jerry Pinkston taking over the sheriff position for the retiring Tommy Bartley and Bill Robinson taking over as county attorney with Hamilton Simms stepping down.

  • Questions remain for new school

    Though representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects stated at last month’s Washington County School Board meeting that the construction of the new high school was substantially complete for beneficial occupancy, the district has recently shared a differing view on the project’s progress.

    Ed O’Daniel, attorney for the school board, was on hand at a special called meeting last Thursday to share his recommendation with school officials after reviewing information regarding the project.

  • 50 years in freefall: A life in the sky

    Fifty years in any field is an impressive accomplishment, but 50 years in the business of skydiving is a whole other feat altogether.

    Last Friday at Arnold’s Airport in Springfield, Bob Boswell celebrated just that, jumping from a plane on a chilly morning to commemorate the date when his life in the sky began.

    Boswell’s first experience with skydiving came in 1964 when he was fresh out of high school and he had joined an apprentice program.

  • PHOTOS: Salute to the troops
  • News briefs for 11/5


    Election Signs

    Washington County Recycling would like to remind everyone that election signs are not recyclable. People are asked not to put them in bins at the recycling center.

    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 at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

  • Nov. 8 summit to address pipelines

    The “Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky’s Future Beyond Fossil Fuels” summit was organized by landowners and others who successfully stopped the proposed Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline. That high-volume, high-pressure pipeline would have carried volatile fracking byproducts from Pennsylvania across Kentucky to the Gulf Coast for processing and export. The companies involved announced in April that they were suspending the project despite having spent nearly $100 million.

  • KCTCS bans tobacco

    On Sept. 4, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order to ban all tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) on properties owned or leased by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, effective Nov. 20, 2014. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System, including Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, will follow this executive order.

    ECTC will fully implement the ban on Jan. 1, 2015.