Local News

  • Local hunters produce film entirely in Washington County

    For four lifelong Washington County residents, hunting is more than a pastime. Yes, their time in the woods is limited by jobs, family and other responsibilities, but that hasn’t stopped their passion or their project.

    The project—for Brandon Coslow, Blake Chesser, Stephen Parrott and Steven Yaste—has been a one-hour and 45-minute hunting DVD that was filmed entirely in Washington County.

  • City to discuss property tax rate

    Springfield City Council will host a public hearing prior to their Sept. 10 meeting date to discuss real estate and personal property tax rates for 2013.

    The current rate, which sits at 13.933 cents per $100 of assessment, brings in $182,995,620 for the city of Springfield. The allowable revenue increase of four percent, means the city has the option to change the rate to 14.49, which would result in $10,797 toward Springfield’s budget.

  • Springfield man arrested for assault

    Springfield Police arrested Anthony C. Baker, 22, on Wednesday night at a home on Bob ‘O Link Drive in Springfield.

    Officers responded to reports of domestic violence involving a baby at about 11:30 p.m.

    Neighbors witnessed a confrontation between the suspect, his girlfriend, Brittany Smith, and their 5-month-old child.

  • Willisburg medical clinic nears opening

    The conversion of a church building in Willisburg into a medical clinic is nearing completion, with the doors set to open in early September.

    Practice Manager Nikki Langford said everything, including staff to fill the building, is in place for the opening once their network is up and running.

    “We can’t wait to get there. Staff has been hired and they’re ready to go,” she said. “We just want to go in and do whatever we can for the community. Basically, it’s going to be a family practice with some acute care.”

  • Marcum voted in as chair of state board

    Roger Marcum’s 38-year career in education has led him across the state of Kentucky.

    From Corbin to Laurel County to Marion County to St. Catharine College, Marcum has held roles throughout various levels of education. Now, he’s been charged with leading the Kentucky Board of Education for at least the next year.

    With David Karem reaching his third consecutive one-year term as board chair (the maximum allowed), the board voted on Aug. 8 to name Marcum in his place.

  • All four suspects arrested in Barber killing

    All four suspects in the killing of Paul “PJ” Barber, a former student at Washington County High School, in Pleasure Ridge Park in Louisville have been apprehended by police.

  • Washington County fiscal court opposes pipeline with resolution

    The Bluegrass Pipeline was the burning issue at a special-called fiscal court meeting last Wednesday. Washington County followed the example started by Franklin County by approving a resolution expressing the county’s opposition to the Williams Oil Company running a pipeline for toxic liquids through the area.

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  • Students should check KEES for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2013 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • ‘Inspired Hope’ for families suffering with Huntington’s

    Donna Mattingly of Cox’s Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.

    Complications with Huntington’s Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.