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  • A perfect day to celebrate Independence

    Many folks were in agreement that you couldn’t have asked for a better day than Friday to celebrate the birth of United States. With temperatures in the mid-80s and a clear, blue sky, people from near and far made their way to Springfield for the city’s 11th annual Independence Day celebration.

  • Disaster money available for farmers hit by May storms

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 15 counties in the Second Congressional District eligible for agriculture emergency assistance for damage caused by the storms that hit the area starting May 1, 2010.  

    Congressman Guthrie sent a letter in early May to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, requesting a prompt review for agriculture emergency assistance given the widespread damage to Kentucky’s farmers and agriculture industries.

  • All-star teams playing for state tourney berths Sunday

    Washington County's 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old all-star baseball teams will play Sunday afternoon for a shot to advance to the state tournament.

    The 9-10-year-old squad topped #1 seed Campbellsville Saturday by a score of 5-4. They will play at 2 p.m. in the district finals.

    In 11-12-year-old action, Washington County knocked off #1 seed Adair County 12-2 Saturday. They will play at 4 p.m. in district finals.

  • Alcohol thougth to be a factor in Loretto wreck

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.

    The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto. John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

    As of Monday, Golden was listed in serious condition.

  • Wheelchair-bound man rescued from house fire

    A fire in a bedroom of a Springfield house Friday evening has left a local family homeless.

    The home of Kenneth and Michelle Thompson of 202 Commercial Ave. was damaged by a fire that began on a bed, according to Jim Logsdon of the Springfield Fire Department.

  • County prepares for a summer of road work

    It's that time of the year again, when the weather is ideal for resurfacing and patching roads in Washington County. At its meeting held on Friday, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to enter into a standard county road aid agreement with the state.

  • What's with those purple boxes?Fighting the Ash Borer war

    What’s purple, glittery and is perched high up in trees? No, that’s not the setup for a punch line – that’s what some passersby in Washington County have been asking for the past few months as they have noticed several of the mysterious boxes along county roads. The boxes are really traps set out to catch the emerald ash borer; an insect that infests and destroys ash trees.

  • Springfield native, husband killed in motorcycle accident

    A Springfield native and her husband have died after their motorcycle crashed Monday morning about one-half mile south of Westview, Ky., on Highway 79/259 in Breckinridge County.

  • Local man attacked by black bear

    Tim Scott is an experienced hiker, but on Sunday afternoon, he experienced something completely unexpected when he was attacked by a black bear along a trail in the Red River Gorge. In fact, Scott experienced the first recorded attack by a bear on a person in modern times, according to a report issued by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Scott, 56, of Springfield, was hiking along the Gray’s Arch trail near the Wolfe-Menifee county lines in Eastern Kentucky around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He said he was in the area with his wife and son, as well as his dog.

  • Springfield Independence Day Celebration is tonight

    The 11th annual Springfield Independence Day Celebration will take place tonight, Friday, July 2. The festivities start at 6 p.m. when the food booths open. At 6:15 p.m., the Best Decorated Dog contest takes place on the front lawn of the 1816 Courthouse, followed by the Best Decorated Bike contest at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners.

    The parade starts at 7 p.m., with Larry and Mary Elliott serving as the grand marshals. The Elliotts are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, portraying Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln respectively.