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Today's News

  • Students learn the dangers of drunk driving

    Several Washington County High School students were caught driving impaired last Tuesday in the parking lot at Idle Hour Park. Springfield police officer Charlie Osbourne administered field sobriety tests and the results were not good. One vehicle suffered minor damage and several orange cones were dragged for several feet. This was all part of the Fatal Experience Driving Simulation sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Crime Prevention Coalition.

  • Sclerotinia collar rot reported

    Cool, wet weather has prevailed across much of Kentucky over the past week or so, increasing the risk of diseases on tobacco transplants.  

    The current conditions are particularly favorable for collar rot and target spot.  We have confirmed a case of collar rot from a greenhouse in central Kentucky within the past few days, so the focus of this week’s article will be on recognition and management of this disease.

  • Lincoln sculpture unveiled in Springfield

    It was a time when the past, present and future of Washington County came together to remember one of the nation's favorite presidents. Young and old mingled in the streets of Springfield for the official unveiling of the Abraham Lincoln sculpture in front of the new county judicial center. State and local dignitaries, along with Honest Abe himself, portrayed by Jim Getty, heralded the historic occasion from the porch of the old county courthouse, while the sculptor, Paula B. Slater, looked on proudly.

  • Harrodsburg couple killed in Saturday crash

    A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

    Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • 2008-09 Commanderette Basketball Awards

    The 2008-09 Commanderette Basketball Awards were handed out recently by head coach Bernard Smalley and his coaching staff.

    Varsity

    FG% - Shay Yocum

    Best Defensive Player – Shay Yocum

    Most Rebounds – Sara Godshall

    Most Assists – Morgan Burton

    110% - Linda Libby and Courtney Guy

    Most Improved – Linda Libby and Elizabeth Hahn

    Most Steals – Shay Yocum

    3-PT Goals – Elizabeth Haydon

    MVP – Pooh Railey

    Commanderette – Elizabeth Hahn

  • Patriots win three of five on the road

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots are now 29-13 overall and have finished the Mid-South Conference season with a 9-9 mark. If Luther Bramblett’s club is to get to the coveted 30 victories, a milestone Bramblett has reached in six consecutive seasons after a 26-20 record in his first year at the helm, the Patriots will be relying on two factors.

  • Youth league sign-ups this Saturday

    Sign-ups for 2009 youth leagues will take place this Saturday, April 25 at Idle Hour Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Boys and girls ages 4-6 may sign-up for t-ball, boys and girls ages 7-8 may sign-up for coach pitch and girls age 9-12 can sign-up for the softball league.

    No phone registrations will be accepted, you must register in person.

    Each participant is required to pay league dues up-front and fill out a sign-up form and permission slip.

    The cost to play is $40 for one child, $70 for two children, $90 for three children and $110 for four children.

  • Rizer offers golf lessons as a team fundraiser

    SCC Sports Information

    Again this spring, St. Catharine College golf coach Joan Rizer will be offering lessons as a fundraiser for the Patriot men’s and women’s teams. The lessons will be given at Maywood Country Club. Rizer has won numerous amateur events in her career including five titles in the Kentucky State-Am. She is a member of the Kentucky Golf Association Hall of Fame.

    To arrange a time for a lesson call Rizer at 502 507-4777.

  • Economy may get boost from batteries

    The local economy could be looking at a boost, and that boost could come from batteries.

    It will not be located in Springfield, but the news of a $600 million investment being made in Hardin County by the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBat) could definitely mean a jolt of energy into the economy of Washington County, as well as surrounding communities.

  • New deputy, police officer now on patrol in community

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Springfield Police Department each have welcomed a new officer as Bill Hill and Nathan Phillips recently graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training course at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.