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  • African American Heritage Festival to take place Friday

    Former Kentucky Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, the Springfield native who became the first black and female senator in the commonwealth, will be honored during the 13th annual African American Heritage Festival. The festival is scheduled to begin Friday at 6 p.m. located at the corner of Cross Main Street near the 1816 Courthouse.

  • Juveniles arrested for thefts

    Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a number of thefts that occurred on Sunday night. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the suspects in the case are accused of stealing two vehicles, as well as taking items from a number of other vehicles. 

    The vehicles stolen were a 2004 Chevy Silverado and a 2006 Toyota Camry. Both vehicles were recovered, and Smith said both of the juveniles have appeared in court. 

  • Weir reflects on summer at Governor’s School for the Arts

    Anna Weir first heard about the Governor’s School for the Arts in 2014.

    Her sister, Erika, was too old for the program, but she knew that it would be something that interested her younger sister Anna when it came time for her to apply in two years, when Anna would be eligible as a rising junior.

    Anna, the daughter of Ted and Hisako Weir, was instantly intrigued by the possibility of spending three weeks working on her skills as a pianist surrounded by other students with similar interests as her.

  • Filming begins in Springfield

    Take Two.

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.

    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society. 

  • Commanderette softball announces award winners

    On-Field Awards

    Highest Batting Average

    Emily Middleton

     

    Highest On-Base Percentage

    Emily Middleton

     

    Highest Slugging Percentage

    Emily Middleton

    Most Hits

    Haylee Graves

     

    Most Singles

  • Repairs continue at high school

    Repairs are continuing at the new Washington County High School. 

    Eric Steva of Ross Tarrant Architects told the school board last week that progress is being made both inside and out at the new high school. 

    Steva said sprinklers are on, sod is being laid, and they have fixed two window leaks and patched drywall. 

  • Local project assists families who have lost a child

    A local woman with a heart for children is helping families during a time of need.

    Carissa Harley of Springfield began a project earlier this year to help families who have lost a child. 

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ craze hits Springfield

    Monsters have invaded Springfield. Monsters of the digital kind.

    “Pokémon Go,” and augmented reality game that allows users to track, catch, train and fight creatures with super powers in the real world has taken the world by storm, and Springfield is no exception. 

    The game was released on July 6 and is another addition to the Pokémon franchise that began in the 1990s. 

  • WCHS grad dies in one-vehicle crash

    A recent Washington County High School graduate was killed in a car wreck last week, along with two others.

    Jacob Frick, 17, was one of the three people were killed as a result of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on July 21 in Boyle County.

    Boyle County coroner Donald Hamner identified the other two victims of last week’s crash — who were pronounced dead at the scene — as Matt Darland, 21 and Briana Coffman, 21. 

  • Movie to begin filming in Springfield later this month

    Lights, camera, action.

    Springfield is about to receive an influx of people and an economic boost as a result of a decision made by Tragedy Girls Production, LLC — a partnership of two production companies — who will be filming a movie in the city at the end of the month.

    The local economic impact of this decision is expected to be significant, according to Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield.