Local News

  • High school honors veterans

    Washington County High School hosted its annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday morning. The guest speaker was Roger Milburn, a veteran who retired in 2010 after serving more than 43 years in the Army National Guard.

  • St. Catharine to be auctioned

    St. Catharine College is going on the auction block again.
    According to paperwork filed in federal court, the auction of the now-closed school will be held Nov. 30 in the Emily W. Hundley Library.
    The deadline to submit a bid is Nov. 27.

    The minimum bid for tracts 1-4 has been set at $1.3 million, and the minimum bid for tracts 1-3 known as bypass property is $3,000 per acre. The minimum bid for all of the properties as a package is $1.42 million.

  • Graves wins judge, Pinkston still sheriff


    There was no doubt Washington County would have a new judge-executive following Tuesday’s election. The only thing in doubt was who would claim the position.

    In a tight race, separated by only 172 votes, Democrat Timothy Graves defeated Republican Tony Royalty 2,621 to 2,449.

  • Kelly to serve as commonwealth’s attorney in northern Kentucky

    A Washington County native will soon serve as commonwealth’s attorney for two northern Kentucky counties.
    Louis Kelly, son of Dan and Darlene Kelly of Springfield, will soon be the new commonwealth’s attorney for Boone and Gallatin counties. Although it won’t be official for a couple of weeks, Kelly will win his Nov. 6 election, as he is unopposed in the general election. He won the primary in May, defeating longtime incumbent Linda Tally Smith.

  • Marker pays tribute to late senator

    A bronze marker installed at the corner of Jimtown Road and Keene Lane marks the birthplace of former state senator Georgia Davis Powers, the first woman and first African-American elected to the Kentucky Senate.

    More than 100 fourth graders from Washington County’s elementary schools were invited to the sign unveiling to hear about what made Sen. Powers such an important figure to the county.

  • Exercise challenge benefits Operation Christmas Child program

    Christmas is just around the corner, and that means…exercise?
    Maybe not for everyone, but it’s how the River of Life Church has kicked of this year’s Operation Christmas Child ministry. Thursday night, the church partnered with Crossfit E2 in Springfield to raise money for the annual Christmas program to help needy children around the world.

  • Looking back on Mackville


  • Business and Professional Women's Club presents annual awards


    The Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club will host its Kentucky Professional Women’s Week winners reception tomorrow morning.

  • Locally-shot film to be screened at Opera House

    The red carpet is being rolled out again in Springfield.

    “Tragedy Girls,” the horror-comedy that was filmed in Springfield in 2016, will make its first showing here Friday night.

    “The movie has never been shown in Springfield and we are so excited to be screening it for all of the locals who participated in the production of this movie,” Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin said.


    Unfortunately, the cast and crew will not be in attendance, which is a red-carpet event.

  • Five confirmed cases of Hep A in county

    In the wake of Kentucky undergoing a Hepatitis A outbreak, Washington County has seen five confirmed cases of the virus.

    According to Lisa Thorn, the communicable disease manager of the Lincoln Trail Health Department, the district, which is made up of Hardin, Meade, Larue, Nelson, Marion and Washington counties, has seen a total of 77 confirmed cases as of Oct. 10, and they’re investigating possible cases outside of the district.