Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Abell-Simpson

    Billy and Rose Marie Abell of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Michelle Abell, to Jeremy Allen Simpson, son of Jeff and Philda Simpson of Frankfort, Ky.  
    She is the granddaughter of Cyril and Louise Nally of Fredericktown and Lillian Kidwell from Springfield.
    He is the grandson of Lena Ellis and Barbara Ward, both of Frankfort.
    Abell is a 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky and a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  

  • BPW wine tasting is May 21


    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club will host its 2011 Spring Wine-Tasting to be held Saturday, May 21, on the grounds of  the historic Hugh McElroy Home located at  110 College Street, the same location as last year’s event. 

  • Guilty pleas entered on gun charges

    The final pleas have been entered in the case of two former Washington County deputies.

  • Checking 'em in at Churchill Downs


  • Gas Wars? New merchant says he will have the lowest prices


    Gas prices are creeping toward the $4 per gallon mark, and consumers are sure to be looking for a break when it comes time to fill up.
    A new Washington County merchant says he is going to do all he can to keep gas prices low for customers, and he even plans to have the cheapest gas in town.
    Umesh Patel, who goes by the name Omar, recently purchased the convenience store that formerly operated as Porky’s on Perryville Road in Springfield. Patel is young, but said he brings years of experience in the convenience store market to town with him.

  • Smith is new Springfield police chief


  • WC Relay golf scramble is May 21

    Winter is long gone and golfers in the region are ready to hit the fairways and greens. There is no better way to get back into the swing of things than taking part in the 3rd Annual Washington County Relay for Life Golf Scramble on May 21 at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.

  • Primary elections set for Tuesday, May 17

    Washington County residents will have a chance to weigh in on state government office primaries on May 17.

    Races of note include the one for governor and lieutenant governor,  commissioner of agriculture and auditor of public accounts.
    The Democratic primary for the governor and lieutenant governor positions include Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (Lexington) and former mayor of Louisville Jerry Abramson (Louisville). Current Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo wasn’t chosen for re-election by Beshear.

  • County budget includes pay raises

    Pay raises are on the way for Washington County employees.

    That announcement was made as the 2011-12 county budget was given its first reading at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.
    According to the May 2 minutes of the court’s annual budget workshop, the budget includes a 4-percent raise for employees, as well as a 1.498-percent cost-of-living raise for elected officials.
    The grand total for all the funds comes in at $5,629,692.

  • SCC to hold camp in Bardstown

    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold its annual baseball camp at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown on June 14 and 16.

    The camp will be from 9 am to noon each day. It is for players age six years and older.
    The camp will be conducted by St. Catharine head assistant coach Terry Davis along with other Patriot assistants, Bryan Allan and Travis Adams, and members of the 2011 Patriot team.
    The camp will emphasize hitting fielding and throwing.