Local News

  • Brookfield challenges Riney for magistrate

    Washington County’s longest tenured magistrate will be looking to defend his seat in this month’s primary election, while the challenger is hoping to bring a change of pace to fiscal court.

    Billy Riney, Jr. stepped in as District 5 magistrate in 1985 and on the verge of 30 years in office, the Washington County native said there has been a lot accomplished in the county over those three decades.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline delayed

    (Story courtesy of The Kentucky Standard)

    Environmentalists, legislators and landowner-rights advocates have resisted a controversial pipeline proposed to cross a dozen Kentucky counties, but it could ultimately be the market that kills — or significantly delays — the project.

    On Monday, one of the project’s chief partners, Williams, announced it had ceased capital investment in the Bluegrass Pipeline.

  • WCHS hopes to be ‘hero’

    Washington County High School has partnered with the American Red Cross in an effort to aid disaster relief funds around the area.

    For its side of the partnership, the high school will be sponsoring a blood drive on May 15 (they host an annual blood drive each fall and spring semester). But in addition to the donations of blood, the high school is looking to make an impact by finding sponsors for each student that signs up.

    However, WCHS principal Paul Terrell wanted to make sure that it didn’t fall on the students to seek out potential donors.

  • Searching for a fresh start

    A family of seven is being forced to start over after a fire took their home a little over a week ago. Ashley Simms and her six children escaped last Saturday’s blaze at their home at 456 Rosary Heights in Springfield without injury, but she said the entire ordeal has been “an actual nightmare.”

    “It’s been crazy because I have three kids with me at my mother’s house and my other three are staying with my dad, so it’s hard all being split up right now,” she said.

  • News briefs 4/30

    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.  

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Janice Edelen of Lebanon was the winner of a $150 gift card in the drawing of the Paris Stone van fundraiser.

  • PHOTOS: Raising awareness one step at a time
  • PHOTOS: Remembering Morgan Wright
  • PHOTOS: Earth Day at the farmers market
  • School board quick notes

    The Washington County School Board held its monthly meeting last Monday, and change orders for the new school project, the 2013-14 end-of-school date and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) achievements were among the talking points.

    Items of note:

  • Bardstown man shot in dispute

    Landmark News Service

    A domestic dispute ended last Monday with a man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and his wife behind bars.

    Last Tuesday afternoon, Mark Lundy, 34, was listed in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Lundy’s wife, Jill Renee Lundy, 30, was still in custody at the Nelson County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. She is being charged with first-degree assault (domestic violence), a class B felony.