Today's News

  • School Menu


    January 12-18
    Breakfast (All schools)

    Thursday, Jan. 12 –
    Bacon/eggs and toast/jelly or cereal, juice, milk
    Friday, Jan. 13 – Breakfast burrito or cereal, juice, milk
    Monday, Jan. 16 – No school – Martin Luther King Day
    Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Sausage/gravy and biscuit or cereal, juice, milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Pancakes/syrup or cereal, juice, milk

  • St. Catharine College lobbies for financial aid dollars

     In these tough economic times, college students are fighting for every tuition dollar they can get.

    With Washington threatening to cut federal student aid, representatives from St. Catharine College have been taking the voice of the students to representatives in Congress.

  • SCC Continuing Education enters its second year

    One year after its launch, St. Catharine College’s Continuing and Community Education program is ready to enter its second year.

    With any new venture, there is a learning curve, but it is all part of the process to determine the needs and wants of the community. As registration opens for the Spring 2012 session, the program’s director, Sr. Barbara Rapp, is optimistic about the future.

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  • McConnell visits Springfield

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. was in Washington County on Thursday to speak to community leaders at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield campus.

    McConnell – who made several stops throughout the Commonwealth last week – addressed the current condition of the economy, and said that with the way things are headed, our nation’s financial situation could get worse before it gets better.

  • Local man to pay $750,000 settlement

    A former Springfield city employee will have to pay a $750,000 civil suit settlement after a judge’s ruling on Dec. 27.

    Michael Delbert Bonzo, a former police officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), has been involved in the civil suit since 2007 with John Matthew Woolridge.

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  • County hires new road department supervisor

    A new Washington County road supervisor was named at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday morning.

    Dale Mann was recommended by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to take over the duties effective  Jan. 17. Albert Wimsatt stepped down from the position on Dec. 20 after 26 years of service.
    A motion was made by magistrate Billy Riney, Jr. to approve the hiring, which will be contingent upon Mann passing a physical, as well as a state-required test that is to be taken in Elizabethtown.

  • Sentencing rescheduled

    Sentencing was rescheduled once again for former Washington County deputies Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly.

    The hearing began, but a motion for downward departure (a motion to defer from the sentencing guideline range for a statutory minimum sentence) resulted in a nearly 15-minute off-the-record conversation between the judge and attorneys for each side.
    Prosecuting attorney Larry Fentress offered to explain the details of the motion to the judge off-the-record.

  • Woman said salesman ripped her off

    A local woman wants to warn people in the county about a door-to-door salesman after a recent encounter.

    Kathy Harvey, of Springfield, said a door-to-door salesman took advantage of her special needs son over the holidays.
    Her son, Kuyle (pronounced Kyle) Bowman, 25, has autism.
    While Bowman was out visiting her brother, who had come in from out-of-state, she said a door-to-door meat salesman took advantage of her son.