Local News

  • Surge at opera house

    A recent incident that damaged electrical sources equipment throughout the Springfield Opera House was discussed at last week’s city council meeting.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith spoke to the council about the power surge that occurred on April 16 and said the city’s insurance provider through the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has been informed of the incident.

  • Memories worth keeping

    Bob Purdom said his family isn’t a special case.

    Sure, several members of the Purdom family have taken up life in the military and served this great nation with pride.

    Sure, their roots track back to the Korean War, World War I and II and even the Civil War.

    And sure, the stories of battles, hardships and perseverance have been passed down through the generations, but he said that’s just something his family has in common with millions of other Americans.

  • Pinkston moves on in sheriff race

    The unofficial results of the 2014 primary election in Washington County were released on Tuesday night, with the race for county clerk drawing the most attention as the votes rolled in.

    In the end, Glenn Black retained his seat with a 1,157-895 tally over Billy Abell. Abell kept the race close with a 209-88 advantage at the armory, but Black was able to pull out the victory behind a 169-82 difference at the courthouse polling place and taking 109 votes to Abell’s 29 in Mackville.

  • News briefs 5/14

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

    Drive-Thu Prayer

  • PHOTOS: St. D hosts science fair
  • PHOTOS: WCHS mock wreck
  • Journalist and historian to visit library

    The Washington County Public Library and the Washington County Historical Society are hosting an evening with Thomas Shelby Watson, member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. Watson will speak, answer questions and sign books on Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

  • PHOTOS: Students honored at FFA banquet
  • WCHS’ Simpson expresses self through art

    Jessica Simpson loves art.

    Her favorite color is purple, and if you try to get her to use green, look out. She despises it, even though it was the color of her room at one point.

    But for the same reason you won’t find any quotes from Simpson in this story, she was unable to express her feelings toward green to her parents.

    Simpson is nonverbal.

    But that doesn’t mean she can’t communicate. She does every day in her art class.

  • BPW Wine and Stein this weekend

    The 12th Annual Springfield BPW Wine and Stein is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Springfield, but the group is celebrating an even bigger milestone as well: 50 years since the club was founded.