Today's News

  • Bike event returns to SCC


    The “Bike MS: Bike the Bluegrass” event, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is returning to Central Kentucky on Saturday and Sunday June 2-3. St. Catharine College will host the event, which helps raise money to fight MS, for the second-consecutive year, and routes will run through five counties, but primarily Washington and Marion counties.

    Last year was a success at St. Catharine, raising $175,000 according to MS Society Development Coordinator Mary Carabella.

  • Two honored by Lincoln Trail recently


    Two Washington County residents were recently honored by the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD).

    Pat Sutton and Alfred J. Nichols were recognized during the 44th annual meeting, held at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Recent dog bite leaves neighbor concerned


    A dog bite that occurred inside the city limits has one family concerned over what happens to animals after such an incident. 

    Aaliyah Baker, 7, was attacked by a neighbor’s dog, according to her mother, Amanda.

    “The dog bit her in the face, was going for her throat, thankfully didn’t get the grip he wanted and she was able to run away,” Amanda Baker said. 

    Baker said prior to the incident, her daughter was in the backyard playing with two girls that live nearby. 

  • Cornbread Craze


    By Stevie Lowery


    Landmark News Service

    A truck loaded with books about a criminal syndicate being stolen... it seems almost poetic, doesn’t it?

    Or, a darn good publicity stunt, perhaps?

    No matter how farfetched it might sound, it’s exactly what happened Saturday, April 28, at a truck yard in Elgin, Ill.

    A trailer, carrying 1,672 copies of “Cornbread Mafia,” written by Jim Higdon III, was stolen.

  • The Great Debate comes to SCC on Thursday


    Government-provided health care will be the hot topic of a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on Thursday in Pettus Auditorium at St. Catharine College. 

    The Washington County High School debate team partnered with the college and the Mattingly, Simms, Robinson and McCain law firm in Springfield to offer students a chance to win academic scholarships, according to Ryan New, a teacher at WCHS.

  • Two right-hand men, one small place


    For a small place, Washington County (population 11,717) lays claim to two big political figures. 

    Both serve as right-hand men for the governors of Kentucky and Indiana. 

    Earl Goode, current chief of staff for Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, and Mike Haydon, current chief of staff for Kentucky governor Steve Beshear, describe their jobs as anything but typical.

  • County alcohol sales petition circulating


    A petition is circulating in Washington County asking for a special-election to decide the future of county-wide alcohol sales. 

    The county is currently dry, with the exception of winery sales. 

    The city of Springfield is wet. 

    The petition was started by Richard A. “Buddy” Smith. 

    Smith said he was asked to start the petition.

    “Everybody seems to want to go wet because of losing taxes to other counties,” he said. 

  • Construction bid accepted for new high school


    A bid has been accepted for the construction of the new Washington County High School.

    Alliance Corporation, out of Glasgow, was awarded the contract. Alliance’s base bid came in at nearly $18.2 million for the nearly 100,000 square foot project. 

    Matt Gumm, one of the owners of Alliance, said the company has been in business since 1975. 

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