Local News

  • Assets at SCC to be auctioned

    Saint Catharine College’s classroom furnishings, medical/laboratory equipment, cooking kitchen equipment, athletic training equipment and other tangible assets will be sold at public auction on Nov. 10, 2016, if an auction contract is approved by the U. S. District judge assigned to this case. No date has been set for a hearing on this proposal.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Heroin problem on the rise locally

    A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

    Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a two-month revival

    “How many of y’all in here — everyone raise your hand — have ever seen a revival go seven weeks?”

    No hands were raised.

    “How about six weeks? Five weeks?”

    Again, every hand remained down.

    “You see what I’m saying? I don’t think the magnitude of what God is really doing here has really been thought of too much. The voice of the Lord is in this place.”

  • 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.” 

  • Local farmers growing hemp for first time

    James Osbourne and Daniel Simms have broken away from traditional crops and turned to something new this year – hemp. 

    According to Simms, they decided to jointly grow hemp in January because they were looking for other options to add to their harvest this year. 

    “Me personally, I’m trying to find a different way to make money instead of raising tobacco,” Simms said.