Today's News

  • Largest ever earthquake drill set for April 28


  • Site chosen for new high school

    The new Washington County High School will be built along KY 555 and the new Springfield Northwest Bypass.
    That announcement was made Monday night at the district’s monthly school board meeting.
    The property was purchased from Tommy Ward and a group known as PCS Partners for the price of $701,500. The school district bought a total of 61 acres, and Ward and his group donated an additional five acres at no charge. The cost of the property averaged $10,629 per acre.

  • Former deputies admit stealing marijuana


  • SCC to host drug take-back day


  • Springfield Police chief Armstrong will retire

    After over 40 years in criminal justice, Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong is set to retire.

  • Vineyards, wineries make a comeback

    Before tobacco was king in Kentucky, grapes were a majestic crop.
    Around the time of the Civil War and Prohibition, Kentucky was the nation’s third largest grape-producing state.
    “When that was, it was prior to the Civil War, and the war itself disrupted the whole thing,” Rick Greenwell, Washington County agricultural extension agent, said. “Then Prohibition finished it off, which is what put us into the modern day agriculture that ended several years ago.”

  • Lincoln men’s club tees off

    On Sunday the Lincoln Men’s Golf Club held the Stag Scramble, the kick-off tournament for the year. 

    With the wind blowing around 15 to 25 MPH and the ground soaked, the playing was tough. 
    The winning team of Tony Medley, Ted McNeal and Ricky “Bobby” Hoppes posted nine under 62. 
    Second place went to Mikie Yates, Fred Armstrong, and Pat Cassitty; with an eight under 63.
    Third place went to Bill Frost, Brad Reynolds, and Travis Wheatley.

  • Postseason still unclear for SCC softball

    The  St. Catharine College Patriots journeyed to Williamsburg on Saturday to play a softball doubleheader against the University of the Cumberlands.

    The two games could have easily cleared up the seeding for post-season play that is scheduled to start next Monday.
    Instead, after the teams split the twin bill, the picture for the Mid-South Conference tournament  remained as murky as the local creeks this spring.
    Both St. Catharine and Cumberlands now have a 6-16 record in the conference.

  • Patriot track team continues improvement

    The St. Catharine College track and field teams haven’t yet recruited enough athletes to compete for team titles at any meets.

    First year coach Blake Jones is encouraged by the improvement his runners have shown each time out this spring.
    That improvement continued Saturday at the Bellarmine University Invitational in Louisville.
    Three Patriots recorded personal records at the meet.
    The Patriots were able to place in the top 10 in three events on the cold, blustery, rainy day that brought 17 teams to Bellarmine.

  • Patriot baseball looking toward postseason

    Most people would be glad if they were told they could go to Rio for a weekend.

    The St. Catharine College baseball team would just as soon be staying home Friday and Saturday.
    That’s because Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats are not headed for a resort destination, but instead to the University of Rio Grande in southeast Ohio.