Today's News

  • Property donated to Isaiah House

    A community support group meeting is being held at the Isaiah House on Jan. 5 to discuss the opening of a women’s facility in the organization’s newly-donated property, as well as address potential volunteer opportunities.

    The property, which was donated by previous owners by Gary and Anita Johnson, has been appraised at $300,000.

  • Legislators scheduled for coffee with citizens

    According to a recent press release, the Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA),  in cooperation with the City of Springfield and the Washington County Fiscal Court, will host a legislative coffee with State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Mike Harmon on Thursday Jan. 12 at Mordecai’s on Main in Springfield. 

    The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a question and answer session from Higdon.  

  • Officer bitten while serving a warrant

    Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    A Springfield City Police officer was bitten in the leg last week while attempting to serve a bench warrant.
    While serving a bench warrant on Ronald L. Thompson, Jr. of 328 East Main Street in Springfield, officer Charlie Osbourne was bitten in the leg by Thompson causing minor injury.
    The incident took place on Dec. 29 at around 10 a.m. at the 300 block of E. Main Street.

  • Three indicted for retaliating against a legal participant

    The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

    Cedric D. Thompson, 29, 118 Washington Avenue in Springfield, was recently indicted for one count of receiving stolen property worth $500 or more on or about Oct. 27, 2011 in Washington County.
    His bond was set at $2,500 cash.

  • Two early-release inmates will reside in Washington County

    A recently-passed criminal justice reform bill will result in the early release of 985 inmates statewide, two of which will reside in Washington County.

    House Bill 463, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Corrections, “created a new type of discharge for certain inmates under a section of the legislation referred to as Mandatory Re-entry Supervision (MRS).”
    That section of the bill took effect on Jan. 1. According to the release, 985 offenders will be eligible for release on Jan. 3.

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled for fifth time

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley, 43, of Springfield, and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, of Mackville, who pleaded guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as Washington County sheriff deputies, has been delayed until Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder building in Louisville.

    According to Stephanie Collins, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Officer / Western District Kentucky, the sentencing has been rescheduled five times.

  • Graves gets ready for state Distinguished Young Woman

    The winner of the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County award is preparing for the next step later this month. The competition -- formerly known as Junior Miss -- is advancing to the state stage, and Lizzy Graves said she’s excited about this chance.

    “The opportunity to go to state means so much to me, because I was chosen to represent Springfield and my entire county at a state event,” she said. “I’m also excited about being able to compete and make friends with 32 other girls from all across the state.”

  • Holiday tourneys: The gift of basketball


  • Patriots start new year as road warriors


  • WC boys go 1-2 in LaRue Co. tourney with 3 OT win


    Washington County vs. Taylor County
    Score: 59-52 Taylor County
    When: Thursday, Dec. 29
    Where: LaRue County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Thomas Pettus, Evan Blake Burkhead TCHS - Caleb Wigginton, Lucas Bradshaw