Today's News

  • Guidelines set for limb removal

    There will soon be a general set of guidelines that Springfield’s citizens can go by when it comes to having their limb and brush piles removed by the city.

    These guidelines were agreed upon by the Springfield City Council during a special-called meeting on Thursday after it was decided that the city of Springfield would resume its limb and brush removal services, which had been stopped for more than a month.

  • The next chapter

    Just less than a year from when ground was broken, the new Washington County Public Library has opened its doors. 

    Springfield and Washington County enjoyed a soft opening of the new library Monday, when children and adults came in to see the building.

    Library Director Tara O’Hagan said the opening has a big impact on the community.

  • Habitat for Humanity coming to Washington County

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity will be building a home in Washington County next year and has asked the county for help.

    Rick Waggoner, president of the tri-county partnership, said they build homes in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties.

    “What we do is try and build one home a year county-by county,” Waggoner said. “We closed out Lebanon this year so Washington County is going to be our next build.”

  • WC volleyball falls in three sets to Central Hardin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (16-13, 4-3) traveled to Central Hardin High School last week to take on the Bruins, but they came up short against one of the perennial contenders in the 5th Region, losing in three straight sets (25-13, 25-14, 25-13).

  • Two men indicted for Rayford murder

    Two men from Lebanon were arrested for allegedly murdering a Bardstown man in Washington County.

    Bryson D. Sleet, 18, and Taron M. Sanders, 20, were indicted by the Washington County grand jury on Sept. 28 for the murder of Yul A. Rayford, 51, in June.

    Rayford was found lying inside a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield. J.C. Young, a local landowner, found Rayford alive with a gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he later died.

  • Commander golf’s regular season ends on high note with two wins


    The Washington County Commander golf team excelled in its final tune-ups before the 5th Region Boys’ Golf Tournament, defeating Nelson County and Bardstown in the final two regular-season matches.

    The Commanders hosted the Nelson County Cardinals on Wednesday and came away with a 164-208 victory.

  • WC football loses to undefeated Casey County

    With the score tied 0-0 halfway into the first quarter, Friday night’s matchup between the Washington County Commanders and Casey County Rebels was delayed for more than an hour due to lightning.

    And when play resumed, the Rebels (4-0) seized control of the game almost immediately, scoring on a long touchdown two plays after the delay and sustaining that momentum on their way to a 49-7 victory.

  • Commanderettes compete at All ‘A’ state

    The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 1-4) hit perhaps the busiest part of their schedule last week, playing in six matches in the span of five days.

    This stretch of matches started with their first district win of the season, a five-set district victory over the Thomas Nelson Generals (8-9, 0-4) on Tuesday night. From there, the Commanderettes hosted the Bethlehem Banshees (15-5, 4-1) on Thursday but fell in four sets.

  • City plans brush, limb removal resolution

    The city of Springfield is currently not picking up residents’ brush and limb debris, and one concerned citizen wanted an explanation.

    Springfield resident Lenny Mattingly was present at last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting and asked the council why the city was no longer picking up and disposing of brush and limbs, something he said it had done in the past.

  • Kellys return from South Korea mission trip

    It’s good to be back, even though it was hard to leave.

    Dan and Darlene Kelly have returned after an 18-month mission trip in South Korea, and one thing’s for sure – it was hard for the Springfield couple to say goodbye to the country and their newfound friends.

    According to Dan, they fell in love with the people and their culture. 

    “Korea was beautiful,” Dan said, “and the Korean people are just wonderful.”