Local News

  • 3 to vie for Washington County sheriff

    The deadline to file to run for public office passed recently and seven county seats will have competition between at least two candidates.

    Sheriff Tommy Bartley will be stepping away from his position after this year, leaving the role vacant for one of three candidates to take over.

    Jerry Pinkston (D), Jim “Buford” Crouch (R) and William “Bill” Hill (D)—all of Springfield—have each thrown their hat in the ring in time for the primary (May 20) and general (Nov. 4) elections in 2014.

  • Winter weather contributes to accidents around the county

    Winter weather has made an impact on the roadways in recent weeks, with the Springfield Police Department reporting seven minor accidents, including a hit-and-run that was resolved. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported working an injury accident last week at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and US 150.

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    Encore Performance
    There will be an Encore Performance weekend of Jekyll and Hyde, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at the Springfield Opera House.


  • FCCLA’ers attend cluster meeting in N.C.

    Jenny Begley

    Students from the Washington County High School FCCLA chapter attended a “Cluster Meeting” in Charlotte, N.C. during the month of November. Cluster Meetings are a series of leadership workshops for high school students, while also making new friends and increasing our social skills.

  • DUI accident on Mt. Zion Road

    Timothy Carney, 29, of Springfield, was arrested and charged with second-degree/aggravated DUI on Saturday night and lodged in the Marion County jail following an accident that left one passenger injured, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Carney was traveling south on Mt. Zion Road about three miles south of Maud when he lost control of the 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving due to ice on the roadway.

    The truck “traveled up an earth embankment and overturned,” according to the accident report.

  • Springfield man involved in semi wreck

    Katelynn Griffin
    Landmark News Service

    A semi-truck hauling corn was unable to stop and ended up in a creek two weeks ago, spilling several gallons of diesel fuel.

    William Taylor, 32, of Springfield, was traveling west on Chelf Ridge Road on Jan. 15 when the brakes on the 1989 International semi-truck he was driving failed, according to the Kentucky State Police media release from Post 15 in Columbia.

  • Notes from school board

    The Washington County School Board listened to individual presentations from three companies before last week’s meeting in search of an organization to fill the architect void for the facilities plan, which has yet to be finalized.

    Ross Tarrant Architects, which is currently working with the district on the new high school project, was awarded the contract with a low bid of a maximum cost of $6,700 for 223,150 sq. ft. at three cents per square foot.

  • Concern about new school site

    Representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects were on hand for last Tuesday’s Washington County School Board meeting, and they shared concerns with school officials over the current state of the construction site of the new Washington County High School, scheduled to open prior to the 2014-15 school year.

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