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  • WCHS alum named Mrs. Kentucky International


    One of Mackville’s own will be representing Kentucky in the Mrs. International competition in July in Chicago.

    Jessica Glasscock, a  2000 graduate of Washington County High School, recently won the Mrs. Kentucky International competition in Bardstown.
    Glasscock is no stranger to pageants, as she competed in her teen years and in college. This, however, was different.
    “You can’t be Mrs. Kentucky without a mister in your life,” she said recently during a phone interview.

  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre receives $50,000 to begin endowment


    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Inc. (CKCTI), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides training and performance opportunities in the theatrical arts for youth and adults, recently announced the establishment of a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation of Louisville and the theatre’s first anonymous gift of $50,000. 

  • PHOTOS: SCC pays tribute on Veteran’s Day
  • SCC recognizes donors


    St. Catharine College said thank you on Thursday with its annual President’s Society Dinner held in the Spalding Student and Community Center on campus.

    Guests enjoyed a social hour before they were treated to a formal dinner while the Mike Tracy Jazz Trio provided  entertainment. Throughout the room, donors were abuzz about all of the great things happening at SCC.

  • PHOTO: Minor injury accident near Hardees on Friday
  • PHOTO: Injury accident on bypass Tuesday morning
  • Phil Simms to visit


    Plans have been made and commitments have been set for former NFL quarterback Phil Simms to return to his early childhood home of Springfield.

    “Phil Simms is coming to town,” Ralph Blandford, who contacted Simms, said. “We don’t have a particular date set, but it will be after April.”
    Blandford said Simms, who is an NFL television analyst, had to get through the season before making a trip home.

  • Photo of Moran discussed on TV


    J.S. Moran, who served as editor at The Springfield Sun, was mentioned during Great Day Live, a morning talk show on WHAS 11 in Louisville.

    The show featured Louisville Courier-Journal photographer Bill Luster, who was retiring that day (Friday) after 42 years.
    Luster discussed some of his favorite pictures with hosts Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt.
    An image of J.S. Moran was among those discussed.

  • Community Action needs funds to help keep senior center meals program


    Georgia Briney, director of the congregate meals program at Central Kentucky Community Action made a request for funds at a regular scheduled fiscal court meeting on Monday.

    The request was made to help cover the costs of meals at the Springfield Senior Citizens Center.
    Briney said the program took a loss during the last fiscal year and is headed toward a bigger loss this year.
    “This past fiscal year, this program lost $60,802,” she said. “This fiscal year we’re projected to lose over $100,000.”

  • BBQ events could expand


    The Jim Beam BBQ Classic held at Springfield’s Harvest Festival could expand in a big way soon.
    The event, according to coordinator Ralph Blandford, has been a huge success so far.

    “According to (people at Jim Beam), they’ve gotten great exposure, and they’re very satisfied with what we’ve done,” he said.