Local News

  • Berry to Speak at New Pioneers spring meeting on Tuesday

    The guest speaker for the annual spring member meeting and dessert potluck of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will be Mary Berry, Executive Director of the Berry Center of Henry County and nationally recognized proponent of sustainable farming. Berry is the daughter of Kentucky author Wendell and Tanya Berry of Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County.

  • Indictment brings trafficking charges

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    A local resident was indicted on four criminal counts—three of which are felonies—stemming from two separate incidents, according to documents provided by the Washington County Circuit Clerk.

    Garland E. Caudill, 49, of 213 Covington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on charges from cases dating back to Dec. 5, 2012 and Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Quick to make an impression

    Alana Kelty Bartley hasn’t been teaching long. In fact, the 2013-14 school year marks the first time in her career that she’s been responsible for maintaining her own classroom.

    That didn’t stop Nelson County school officials from choosing Bartley to be recognized for the difference she’s already made.

  • Youth Coalition looks for fresh start

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition met last Friday during a luncheon that was open to the public.

    The WCHYC is a group that was formed in 1998 to help make the community aware of the dangers of substance abuse. Since that time, they have been putting together programs to help educate the county’s parents and youth.

    In 2003, the WCHYC received the Drug-Free Communities grant that awarded them $125,000. This grant allowed the coalition to pay for, among other things, two staff members (Wilma Sorrell and Issac Frye).

  • County approves airport lights

    There were several points of discussion during last week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, some of which dealt with building on county property.

    The first item of business that dealt with this was a request made by the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board. Due to FAA regulations, they asked the court for permission to set two 70-foot lightpoles on county property to light several oak trees near the airport.

    They had originally contacted the owner of the trees about cutting them down, but the resident turned down the request due to sentimental reasons.

  • Daniel Boone: Pathfinder coming to Springfield

    What: Kentucky Chautauqua presents Daniel Boone: Pathfinder
    When: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 p.m.
    Where: Springfield Presbyterian Church
    Sponsored by: Washington County Historical Society

  • Back by popular demand

    The Robertson building has been a part of Springfield’s Main Street since 1896, but city officials are hoping it soon takes on a bigger role in the community than it has in a long time, if not ever.

    The City of Springfield received the building as a gift four years ago and officials immediately put a plan in motion to renovate the property, which sits adjacent to the judicial center and opposite the old Louisville Store and the 1816 Courthouse building.

  • News release: KSP cautions motorists about impending weather

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today.  A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult.  Citizens are asked torefrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions.  Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

  • News briefs 2/26

    There will be two auditions for The Stephen Foster Story for our 2014 season.  We are performing The Stephen Foster Story for the 56th consecutive season, and new this year will be “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, presented by Salt River Electric.   We are looking to cast anywhere from 20-30 kids for Charlie Brown, who will join members of our adult cast from The Stephen Foster Story. 

  • Library announces adult reading program