Today's News

  • WCHS alum ready for ‘Big Ride Across America’


    Ben Cocanougher, a 2007 graduate of Washington County High School, is no stranger to challenges, as he’s preparing for his second year of medical school at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

    However, he’s about to embark on a challenge unlike any he’s faced to date. Cocanougher is taking part in the Big Ride Across America 2012, a fundraising event that has been hosted by the American Lung Association since the mid-1980s.

  • Local actress nabs top role in Bardstown musical


    Two Kentucky actors will reprise the roles of Stephen Foster and Jeanie during the upcoming rendition of “The Stephen Foster Story.”

    According to Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for the Stephen Foster Drama Association, to have two local actors portray the lead roles is a “rare occurrence.”

    Charlotte Campbell, Springfield, will portray Jeanie. Bronson Norris Murphy, Bowling Green, will portray Stephen Foster. 

  • Morning fire destroys barn on Logsdon Lane


    An early morning fire destroyed a barn across the street from 546 Logsdon Lane in Washington County on June 8. 

    Bill and Judy Bashline, who live across the street from the barn, said they noticed the fire around 5:30 a.m. on Friday. Bill said he noticed  that it was bright outside his window and thought it was too early for daylight. 

    He soon realized it was a barn, fully engulfed in flames, across the street from his house. 

    The Bashlines called 911 and alerted neighbors. 

  • Two injury accidents send victims to hospital


    Two separate injury accidents sent victims to the hospital last week in Washington County.

    Two cars collided at the intersection of U.S. 150 and the U.S. 150 bypass near St. Catharine College on June 2 at 2:24 p.m. 

    According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Dakota B. Means, of Stanford, admitted that he ran a red light and collided with Darrell K. Gordon, of Springfield. 

    A witness at the scene confirmed that Means ran a red light. 

  • Million Lane problem resolved


    A public hearing was held before Monday’s regular scheduled fiscal court meeting to discuss the closing of a roughly 150-foot section of Million Lane.

    Greg Goatley presented a petition from Jim Underwood and his son, Tim, in April to have the road closed off shortly after extending past their property line. Appropriate signs were placed on Million Lane to inform commuters of the impending change, and the county assembled a committee to determine if discontinuing the section as a county road would cause any inconveniences to traffic.

  • Boy injured in ATV accident


    Kentucky State Police Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a collision that occurred on June 9 at  2:48 p.m. on KY 152, six miles east of Springfield.  

    Fourteen-year-old Stetson Settles of Springfield was traveling west on KY 152, operating a 1998 Honda ATV, while pulling a trailer.  

    Ten-year-old Noah Settles, of Springfield, was also traveling west on KY 152, ahead of the Honda, operating a 2005 Yamaha dirt bike.  

  • Semi spills coal after collision


    A semi truck carrying a load of coal overturned on U.S. 150 near Pottsville Road around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. 

    According to Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Jackie Robinson, four were injured in the collision, though none of the injuries were serious. Victims were transported to Ephraim McDowell in Danville.

    The accident occurred when Michelle Teater, of Parksville, attempted to make a left turn onto a private drive off of U.S. 150. 

  • Distinguished Young Women competition set for Saturday at WCHS gymnasium


    Seventeen participants will vie for scholarships and prizes on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Washington County High School during the Distinguished Young Women program.

    According to Mandy Sagrecy, co-chairperson for the Distinguished Young Women program, the girls have been practicing for the program since April 9. Other chairpersons include Andrea New, LeAnn Mattingly and Amy Willis.

  • Over $29,000 raised at Relay


    The sun set over St. Catharine College as cancer survivors, friends, family and caregivers gathered on Friday night through Saturday morning to celebrate life.

    Over $29,000 was raised during Relay for Life this year. 

    Top fundraising teams were Karen’s Crusaders, Friends and Family and Fishing for a Cure. 

    Anyone still wishing to donate to Relay for Life can send donations to Tammy Osbourne at 181 McLain Road, Springfield, KY 40069, or online at www.relayforlife.org/washingtonky.

  • PHOTO: St. Dominic PTO golf scramble