Today's News

  • Fiscal court takes measure to comply with ACA

     Washington County Fiscal Court had a busy meeting last Friday, putting the gears in motion to outsource a company which would handle the necessary work to have the court be compliant with Affordable Care Act, as well as handle benefits processing and direct deposit. 

    “We really want to get into the meat and potatoes of it this morning,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles told the court before diving into the matter. 

  • McMillin named tourism executive director

    After months of waiting, the Springfield Tourism Commission finally has its new executive director – and she’s a Washington County native. 

    Stephanie McMillin, 45, was recently announced as the commission’s new director, and she’s bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    She is replacing Carla Abbi, the former executive director, who left in June. 

  • Commanderettes ousted in first round of district tournament

    After two dominating wins over the Franklin County Flyers and the Burgin Bulldogs last week, the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17, 3-6) were tripped up by the Nelson County Cardinals in Monday night’s opening round of the district tournament just before press time on Monday night. 

    The Commanderettes fell to the Cardinals in four sets (30-28, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21).

  • AU could see tax moratorium on Robertson Building

    The possibility of a five-year moratorium was presented to the city council that would allow AU Associates, the company that renovated the Robertson Building, to “waive” their taxes during that timeframe.

  • Shewmaker takes trip on Honor Flight

    From the hot, humid and dangerous environment of the Guadalcanal in 1943 to the comfortable 74 degrees on Sept. 26, 2015, in Washington D.C., Wesley Shewmaker sure knows how to make his way around in the world.

    Shewmaker, 92, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II, recently got the chance of a lifetime when he took a trip east on the Honor Flight.

    The Honor Flight is an all-expenses paid trip for veterans that takes them to Washington D.C., for one day to visit memorials and have the chance to reflect on their service and sacrifices.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a Mail Carrier

    In a room that resembles a warehouse, fast hands shuffle through thick stacks of envelopes, cards and catalogues. Each piece of paper has it’s own important message and the crisp sound of the dry paper being thumbed through is punctuated by the occasional joke and laughter as workers poke fun at one another under the warm hue of a yellow light.

  • City discusses proposed park facility

    A cost-sharing method of building a multi-purpose facility at Idle Hour Park may not be a feasible option, according to Brian Mattingly, a representative for the park board who spoke with the Springfield City Council during last week’s regularly scheduled meeting.

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trevor Sagrecy

     For as long as he can remember, football has been a part of Trevor Sagrecy’s life. In some of his first baby pictures, he is wearing a football jersey, and as soon as he was old enough to understand what was going on, he began watching Cincinnati Bengals games with his family and — just like them — pledged his allegiance to the team.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Morrison Smith

    Morrison Smith suffered his first major football injury his junior year. 

    It was his first scrimmage playing varsity, and a player hit him in the side of his knee. The diagnosis was an ACL tear, and it would end his season. 

    It wouldn’t be his last injury.

    As Smith puts it, that’s just the risk he took by never giving up on a play and going full speed all the time.