Today's News

  • 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.”

  • WC volleyball racks up district wins


    Washington County head volleyball coach John Rogers said his team has lacked it in recent matches, and it was something he wanted to focus on fixing in practice last week.

    Those efforts paid off in a district match on Thursday against the Thomas Nelson Generals (10-15, 0-6), a contest in which the Commanderettes (16-10, 4-3) dominated from the beginning and took in three straight sets, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-8 and 25-23.

  • Commanders prepare for Trimble County

     The Washington County Commanders are still looking for their first win, and on Friday night, they will have a chance to pick it up against a squad they defeated by 36 points last year.

    After having a bye last week, the Commanders (0-5) will face the Trimble County Raiders (1-4) in a rematch of WC’s 52-16 victory from last season.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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. 

  • 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.” 

  • WC football loses to undefeated Casey County

    With the score tied 0-0 halfway into the first quarter, Friday night’s matchup between the Washington County Commanders and Casey County Rebels was delayed for more than an hour due to lightning.

    And when play resumed, the Rebels (4-0) seized control of the game almost immediately, scoring on a long touchdown two plays after the delay and sustaining that momentum on their way to a 49-7 victory.