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Today's News

  • Idle Hour Park to get new lights

    It’s been a long time coming.

    Idle Hour Park’s Little League fields are slated to get new lights in the near future, and it’s something that’s been needed for a while, according to the park’s director, Bernard Smalley.

    “Those lights have been there since 1976, so starting [this] week — weather permitting — we’ll be starting on a new set of lights on both fields.”

    The lights, nearly 40 years old, have not been replaced since being installed but have been repaired constantly over the years.

  • Springfield native vies for Miss Kentucky crown

    It was Sarah Cocanougher’s freshman year at the University of Louisville. Her sorority, Kappa Delta, was looking for someone to compete in the college’s campus-wide pageant.

    They called on Cocanougher, who had never done a pageant before but “pretended I knew what I was doing.”

    She would go on be crowned Miss Cardinal Country and, in the process, qualified for the Miss Kentucky pageant.

  • Edelen is Distinguished Young Woman

    It ended with cheers and tears of joy as a crowd came to the front of the stage to catch a closer look of 2016’s Distinguished Young Woman, Hannah Edelen.

    “I’m very blessed,” she said after the competition. “I’m very blessed to be here. I didn’t do it by myself. Without the 12 other girls, I definitely wouldn’t have been near as confident and I wouldn’t have gotten through it.”

    Hannah, 17, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Edelen, was seen with her eyes pooled up with tears when her name was announced.

  • Sunday alcohol sales approved

    Businesses that have a liquor license will soon be able to sell alcohol from 1 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    The Springfield City Council was presented with a first reading of an amendment to the city’s ordinance on alcohol sales during the Tuesday, June 9, regularly scheduled meeting.

    The amendment puts the city in line with recently approved state laws that are more lenient to accommodate alcohol sales for distilleries and wineries.

  • Jackson named men’s basketball assistant coach at SCC

    Head coach of the Patriot men’s basketball team, Joe Krupinski, has announced the hiring of Jamie Jackson as assistant coach.

  • Borkowski inks free agent deal with Atlanta Braves

    Steven Borkowski became the second player from the 2015 Patriot Baseball team to sign a Major League Baseball contract when he signed a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Braves.  

    It wasn’t that long ago when former Patriot Baseball pitcher John Werner was drafted in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Borkowski joins his teammate as the second from last year’s squad and the fourth from the Mid-South Conference.

  • It just runs in the family

    The family that runs together stays together.

    That’s one way to put it when you’re talking about Sheila and Tobe Yankey, along with their daughter, Claudette Herald.

    Recently, the three of them ran in The Great Buffalo Chase 5k in Frankfort. That’s where each placed second in their age division. In fact, the three of them have run as a group in a couple of 5ks during the last two months.  

    It should come as no surprise because running has been in the family’s blood for years.

  • WCHS golf team readies for season

    The Washington County High School golf squad is just a week away from teeing off, and they’re already getting into the swing of things.

    Head coach Bobby Bartholomai said the team’s goal, this year, as it is every year, is for players to practice and improve their game, which is something they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

    “If you want to improve in golf you have to practice outside of playing,” Bartholomai said. “And that’s what I hope to instill in them.”

  • Sagrecy and Shelton reel in first

    Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton traveled to compete against Taylor and Marion counties in a bass fishing tournament.

    And they won first place.

    According to Tim Messer, Washington County High School’s bass fishing coach, Sagrecy and Shelton beat out 12 other boats in the tourney with a combined catch of 9.65 pounds.

  • Girls prepare for long season ahead

    As the summer months begin to warm up, so does the Washington County High School gym.
    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has begun its training for the fall season under the leadership of first-year head coach Casey Mudd.  

    “I am excited,” Mudd said. “I’ve got just a really really good group of girls.”

    Mudd, who was an assistant coach for the last three years, said the team has lost a lot of experience but will still be leaving its mark in the district this year.