Today's News

  • News briefs for 2/25

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
    School cancellations and 4-H
    Remember that if school is canceled due to bad weather, any project, club meetings or 4-H activities scheduled for that day are canceled, too. If the event takes place on a Saturday, listen to WLBN-WLSK for cancellation information.

  • PHOTOS: Black History Month

    A Black History Month celebration was held at Johnson’s Chapel on East High Street in Springfield on Sunday. Local residents reflected on their history and spoke on the future during the event. Bobby Harris was on hand as the guest speaker, while Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield and Perryville Mayor Anne Sleet were recognized as the first female African American mayors in their respective communities.

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • SCC has two athletes of the week, baseball, wrestling

    St. Catherine had two athletes of the week last week.

    Francisco Gonzalez is the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week and Lindsey Wilson’s (Ky.) Scott Sebald is the MSC Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

    This week’s awards mark the first player of the week honors of the 2015 season. Sebald earns his second career player of the week honor while Gonzalez picks up his first career weekly honor.

  • District defeat

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost any hope of making it to region play when they were knocked out of the 19th District tournament Monday night. The Commanderettes suffered a 73-54 defeat at the hands of the Bethlehem Banshees in the first round of play.

    “We thought we had a game plan together to come here and win,” Commanderettes head coach Mike Holt said after the game.  “We let it get out of our hands.”

    Holt said the Banshees had tall players with long arms that disabled the Commanderettes’ long passes.

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.

    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • City talks on 5k, market

    City officials received a tour of the Robertson building prior to last week’s monthly meeting, as the historic facility undergoes renovation.

    Johan Graham, project developer, and AU Associates, the contractor out of Lexington, provided the tour as the makeover begins to take form.

    Upon completion, the building will be host to seven residential units — three two-bedroom and four one-bedroom apartments — as well as an area on the ground floor that will be designated for commercial (merchant) use.

  • Kellys prep for 18-month mission

    Pieces of paper marked with alien glyphs hang taped to a bedroom closet door. Away from the bed sits a table with more papers strewn about and an iPad that looks recently used. At first glance, the scene looks strikingly similar to a spy’s secret lair.

    There’s not any kind of covert operation being conducted though.

    Instead, it’s a sort of homemade tutoring center for learning a new language - one that’s difficult and must be mastered in a hurry.  

  • PHOTOS: Open (mother)house

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace at the St. Catharine Motherhouse welcomed guests to their facility on Sunday afternoon in an event that was the first of its kind.

    As part of the Year of Consecrated Life — Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016 — the Dominican Sisters held an open house to allow the community to learn more about how the sisters live and what makes up their daily life.

    Sr. Diane Traffas said the initiative was started by Pope Francis as a way to celebrate the way priests and sisters live throughout the world.

  • News briefs 2/18

    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.
    Volunteers Needed