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  • Commanderettes rout Nelson County

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a well-deserved win this week, defeating the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings Monday. It was only the Commanderettes’ second win of the season, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the team coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee last week.

  • Students participate in Talk Meet
  • Taking stock

    “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

    Jesus Christ

    Of all the Christian holidays, the greatest is Easter.  

    The rising of Jesus Christ from the dead is the bedrock of everything that we have faith in.

    It’s a good time to take stock of your life and think about the future.

    I’ve lived a lot more years than I have left to go and I find that my biggest weakness in life has been becoming wrapped up in the things of this world.

  • Forget the Frock benefits children in Africa

    With Easter just around the corner, the yearly ritual of finding the right formal outfit begins. Not everyone has the same idea for church attire, however. One local pastor encourages T-shirts to be worn on Easter Sunday for the cause of helping sick, hungry and orphaned children overseas.

  • County saves on truck sales

    The Washington County Fiscal Court heard some good news Monday morning when it received an update from the auction company that sold its Mack trucks. 

    Instead of paying $500 to clean up each truck sold, the court was told it only had to pay $520 to clean up both vehicles.   

    The cost savings means the county paid $2,444 dollars for one year’s use of two Mack trucks with full warranties. Washington County sold both trucks for $296,000 in March. 

  • Green Festival continues to grow

    The city of Springfield will soon be hosting its fourth annual Springfield Green Festival on Saturday, April 29, at the Farmers Market Pavilion. It’s an event meant to entertain and educate people on how to care for their environment.

  • Boone deported to U.S.

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia, was deported from Canada to the United States and appeared in a federal courtroom last week. 

    A spokesperson from the clerk’s office at the U.S. District Court of Vermont said Boone went before a judge April 5, and paperwork was signed to transport him back to Kentucky. 

    Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy signed a document saying Boone must appear in the Western District of Kentucky, which is in Louisville. 

  • Weather Alert

    The National Weather Service has announced a tornado watch for Washington County until 10 p.m. tonight. Damaging winds and hail are possible. 

  • County and city budgets benefit from lack of snow in 2017

    An extremely dry winter has created a surplus in city and county budgets that will be felt next fiscal year.

    In fact, according to Springfield City Public Works Director Glen Mattingly, the amount of time spent on snow removal in 2017 was minimal. 

    “We’ve spent about three days on snow removal compared to three weeks last season,” Mattingly said. 

  • Goode visits Toyotomi in Japan

    Businesses are a vital part of Kentucky’s economy, and many of these businesses have Japanese connections. Thus, relations between Japanese companies and members of Kentucky’s government are crucial in both attracting new business and keeping current ones. One Springfield native recently had the opportunity to travel abroad and visit with leaders of many Japanese-based companies currently in the state.