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Today's News

  • Alumni band members needed

    Former marching band members are need to participate in the the African American Festival parade on July 31 in Springfield.
    If you have ever marched and played in your local high school band, you can come out and show that you still have what it takes to march and play as an alumni band member.
    The group is interested in finding band members, percussion and color guard members to participate in this event. This will be a reunion of marching band members. Members do not have to be from Washington County to participate in this event.  

  • Springfield man facing drug trafficking charges
  • Sulphur Springs home destroyed in fire Tuesday

     A Tuesday morning fire destroyed the home of Terry and Robin Mays.

    “It pretty much gutted the inside of the house,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    The Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched at 9:08 a.m. May 5 to 375 Sulphur Springs Road. Mattingly said this was an electrical fire that started in a wall.

    “It started in the living room of the house,” he said.

    The Mays were not home at the time, and no one was injured as result of the fire, according to Mattingly.

  • Police: UK student, friend tried to resist robbers; fatal shots blamed on juvenile

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger and a companion tried to resist their assailants during an armed robbery that led to the Krueger's death, a Lexington police detective testified Thursday.
    The companion, identified as Aaron Gillette, managed to get away, but Krueger was shot multiple times and later died the morning of April 17, detective Reed Bowles said in Fayette District Court.

  • Crime on Kentucky college campuses, sexual assaults go under-reported in official tallies

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky police reported 12 sexual assaults on campus in the 2013-14 school year. The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University each reported one.
    That same year, 67 people came to the UK Violence Intervention and Prevention counseling center to say they'd been victims of sexual assault. At U of L's Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community center, there were 43. The WKU counseling center saw 21 victims.

  • E-cig use triples among U.S. teens

    By Taryn Phaneuf
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Smoke-free advocates in Kentucky worry about the way e-cigarettes attract young users.
    With no federal regulations, emerging tobacco products are a “wild wild west,” said Ellen Hahn, a University of Kentucky nursing professor and director of the Center for Smoke-Free Policy.

  • Epps suspended for at least one game

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps has been suspended following alcohol-related charges filed in Marion District Court. Kentucky women’s coach Matthew Mitchell announced the suspension during a press conference March 6.

  • ‘Undefeatable’

    David Edelen was in the crowd at Bradfordsville Baptist Church on the morning of May 2, 2010.
    “You could see the water from the river was coming up over across from the church,” said Edelen, who is also the mayor of Bradfordsville. “I remember the preacher saying something about this might be a time we want to build an ark.”
    Edelen had to go to Lebanon after church. He said Bradfordsville residents know that when it rains that the water will cover Hwy. 49, so he went through Gravel Switch.

  • Netherland created lasting image of the storm

    Five years ago, as floodwaters surrounded his house in Calvary, Jimmy Netherland decided to get a fishing pole, and that became one of the lasting images of the 2010 flood.
    “I caught two bluegill,” said Netherland, now 67, although he added that neither fish had much color.
    While he was in the house, his dog, Biscuit, was caught in the shed. Thankfully, Timmy Followell swam through the water and rescued Biscuit, who is still alive and well.

  • Sheriff's Office looking for person responsible for hitting, damaging cruiser

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has a damaged cruiser, and they are looking for the person responsible.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, a person operating a small dark-colored car backed into and damaged a Marion County Sheriff’s Office cruiser while parked at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon. That car then fled the scene traveling east on Main Street.