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Today's News

  • County farmers struggling with dry conditions, market challenges

    With high temperatures and rain showers few and far between the last several weeks, farmers are feeling the heat. On top of many area farmers facing the possibility of low yields, they also are looking at a tightening market with dropping prices.

    Local farmer Aaron Hale, who grows corn and soybeans, has kept track of the rain on which his crops depend.

    The county has seen two inches of rain since June 20; typically three to four inches will fall in that time frame.

  • Washington County School Board votes to hire attorneys

    At a special-called meeting Sunday that was mostly closed to the public, the Washington County School Board voted to hire a law firm for pending litigation. It also voted to proceed with the action discussed in closed session.

    The details of the litigation are not yet being released to the public.

  • County property, vehicle tax rates approved

    A new tax rate that will raise the county taxes on a $100,000 property by $1 was approved Monday by the Washington County Fiscal Court.

  • Living a day in the life of an EMT

    Twenty-four hours. One day. In that time frame the Washington County Emergency Medical Service responded to calls regarding two lift assists, transporting two people to surrounding hospitals, and one fatality. With the average at Washington County EMS being six calls a day this fell just one short.

  • Study finds area youth want more options for stuff to do

    A skating rink. A simple hang-out place.  A drive-in movie theater. According to a recent study conducted for the City of Springfield, these are the entertainment options most requested by the city’s youth.

    The city commissioned Dr. Lori Garkovich, a retired University of Kentucky         faculty member and community development specialist, for the study.

  • Lawsuit filed against city, officials: Claims dispatcher was subjected to harassment, discrimination

     

    A lawsuit filed earlier this year claims a Springfield Police Department dispatcher was subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination, and then was retaliated against after submitting a complaint.

    The suit, filed by attorneys for Leticia Cano in February in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, names the City of Springfield, Springfield Police Department chief James Smith, Springfield mayor Debbie Wakefield, and SPD patrol officer Wesley Tingle as defendants.

  • AT&T expanding coverage in county

     

    AT&T is expanding cell phone coverage and will soon offer internet service in Washington County. The company recently built three new towers that will launch later this year, according to company spokesman Phil Hayes.

     

  • Stabbing case sent to grand jury

     

     The case against a Springfield woman charged with assault after allegedly stabbing a man in the leg was sent to a grand jury after a preliminary hearing Monday.

     

     

     

  • Washington County golf preps for upcoming season

    With the start of school right around the corner, many Washington County High School teams are preparing for the start of their schedule. Most teams still have a few weeks before they get into any serious competition but that is not the case for the WC golf team. With their first match this week, and the All A Regional tournament being next week the golf team has to prepare quickly for the upcoming season.

  • WC marching band finishes camp

    Over the past two weeks if near the Washington County Elementary/Middle School you may have heard music as the band has been participating in its yearly band camp to begin the season. Band camp was held from July 22 – Aug. 2. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays they were at the school from 8 am to 5 pm. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am. to 9 pm. This year’s show is titled Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night).