Local News

  • WCHS ‘Go All Out’ at FFA convention

    Courtney Jewell
    WCHS Chapter Reporter

    The Washington County FFA Chapter attended the 87th National Convention and Expo located in Louisville. In a four-day period, more than 60,000 blue corduroy jackets invaded the Kentucky Convention and Expo Center.

  • PHOTO: Three honored at St. D
  • SPD look into assault

    Springfield Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into a report of an assault on East Virginia Ave. on Nov. 4. The call to authorities came in at 5:02 p.m.

    According to the incident report, the victim, Bluford J. Franklin, was assaulted by Dale L. O’Rafferty of Springfield.

    Details of the incident were not available at press time, however the report noted that the suspect was wanted for first-degree assault with a blunt object and third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • City nearing surge resolution

    In April, Main Street in Springfield suffered a power surge that left city buildings with extensive damage to equipment, and now they may be nearing an agreement to be reimbursed for the damage.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith said at last week’s city council meeting that negotiations have been ongoing with the insurance company for Osmos, the subcontractor for Kentucky Utilities that was working in town at the time of the accident.

  • Springfield Tourism hires executive director

    Carla Abbi knows what it takes to boost tourism in Central Kentucky.

    As the former executive director for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, she’s spent the last four years helping Marion County grow.

    Now, she’s going to get the chance to do the same thing in her new home of Springfield, and she said she’s ready to get to work.

  • Local woman escapes crash

    Halloween night held an extra scare for one Washington County native this year, but it wasn’t the type of fright that anyone intentionally seeks out.

    Emily White, daughter of Keith and Carrie White of Springfield, found herself in a collision with a tractor-trailer and her car in flames, but she, fortunately, escaped the incident with only a few bruises.

  • Move-in could be reality

    Moving into the new Washington County High School building next month may be a reality with only a few hurdles left to clear, particularly receiving approval from Washington County Environmental Health.

    Architects from Ross Tarrant and representatives from Alliance, the contractor on the project, were in attendance at Monday’s monthly school board meeting, and the discussion centered around a recent visit by  the local health inspector.

  • Weather update: School board meeting location change

    With snowfall last night and this morning causing school districts around the area to close on Monday, the regularly scheduled Washington County School Board meeting will be held with a change in venue.

    The meeting was originally scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. at Washington County High School, starting with a share fair presentation from students.

  • Sew This & That returns from Somerset

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Our annual sewing trip to Jabez in Somerset was held during October.

  • News briefs for 11/12


    Election Signs
    Washington County Recycling would like to remind everyone that election signs are not recyclable. People are asked not to put them in bins at the recycling center.

    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 at (859) 336-3232.

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