Local News

  • 5 indicted on drug charges

    Five men who were arrested on April 30 by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in Washington County have been indicted on drug charges.

    Bobby J. Barnes, 53, James Dyllon Barnes, 19 and James M. Rogers, 39, all of 494 Croake Station Road were each arrested on felony charges for the cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

    Rogers and James Barnes are charged with Class D felonies for their first offense, while Bobby Barnes faces a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.

  • It’s showtime!

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre celebrated the actors, volunteers, crew, show sponsors and the 2013-14 season at its 4th annual Jeannie Awards gala. Springfield’s answer to the Tony Awards started with a buffet at Mordecai’s on Main for approximately 120 people, and then they all crossed Main Street on the red carpet to the Opera House with paparazzi and local TV coverage.

  • City will use grant money to improve parks

    The city of Springfield has been given $4,000 to make improvements for its residents.
    “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said Mayor John W. Cecconi referring to the $4,000 that the city was recently awarded by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).
    “The grant will be used for safety equipment and specialized training for our administration, public works and police departments, and for upgraded playground equipment at Idle Hour Park.”

  • Breeding receives Springfield's first Hometown Hero Award



  • Terrell takes new job in school system



  • Weir named Distinguished Young Woman for 2015


  • Relay for Life tops $30,000 mark

    This year’s version of the Washington County Relay for Life annual fundraiser saw a few added wrinkles from years past.

    For one, the venue was completely different, moving from St. Catharine College to Idle Hour Park for the first time.

    The other major change was the time. Typically an overnight event, this year’s installment of Relay started at 11 a.m. and ended at 11 p.m.

  • Just can’t pass this up

    Thomas Riney became the latest Washington County resident commissioned into the United States Army at the 1816 Courthouse building in Springfield on May 28.

    Though many have taken the same oath through the generations, Riney’s journey to that point is very much his own.

    Riney, 22, is the son of Billy and Jerri Riney of Springfield. He graduated as Bethlehem High School’s salutatorian in 2010 and received magna cum laude honors as he completed the undergraduate program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio last month.

  • Ladies of WCHS prep for 2015 DYW

    The first stage of the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman competition is officially upon us.

    Thirteen seniors-to-be from Washington County High School have thrown their hats in the ring for a shot at scholarship money and a chance to move on to the state competition next year.

    The Washington County DYW program will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the WCHS gym.

    The group has been hard at work in recent months preparing for this weekend, and Mandy Sagrecy, one of the chairpersons for the event, said that hard work is going to pay off on Saturday.

  • Sheriff looking into thefts

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a series of stolen trailers within the last month, and the thefts are beginning to look like a trend.

    The problem hasn’t been specific to Washington County, however, as trailers have also been reported stolen in Nelson County and the surrounding area.