Today's News

  • Home for the holidays

    Who would have thought a 29-year-old, multi-million dollar professional athlete would have roots right here in Springfield, a town which according to the 2010 U.S. census, has a population of 2,553.

    Probably not many, but as hard as it is to believe, Ann Murphy, a teller at Springfield State Bank, is one of those roots, and the sports star she’s related to is Daniel Murphy, a left fielder and first/second baseman for the New York Mets.

    She’s his grandmother.

  • WC girls fall 60-24


    The Washington County Commanderettes took a tough loss when they were defeated by the Marion County Lady Knights (7-6) on Jan. 10. The Commanderettes, who opened the girl/boy double header, were defeated 60-24 in the rivalry game, and the loss put Washington County’s record at 1-9.

  • Fighting the border war

    In what they call the border war, the Washington County Commanders fell hard to the Marion County Knights, 68-42, in their first of two meetings this season on Jan. 10.
    Commander head coach Bernard Smalley said rivalry losses can be disappointing.

  • News briefs 1/7


    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

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  • Sew This & That in the New Year

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Hey girls and boys, ladies and gentlemen, did you survive Christmas and New Year with all the whoopee stuff? Here’s hoping the true meaning of Christmas got to you. Donating to needy causes or distributing foods was top of the list for many because we really do not need all that ‘stuff’ anymore. The children enjoy the magic and that is just perfect; innocence is almost non-existent these days and the art expressed in our little sewing column here today.

  • New sheriff settling into role

    Kentucky State Police recently made information available regarding highway fatalities across Kentucky, including a breakdown for each county.

    In 2014, there were 661 fatalities in the state, 23 more than the previous year. The number, however, is still well below the totals from 2010 (759), 2011 (717) and 2012 (746).

  • Grant arms SPD with vests

    The Springfield Police Department got good news recently, when they were approved for a $4,280 grant to cover the cost of eight new body armor vests for the force.

    The grant was approved on Dec. 18, and the announcement came from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

    SPD Chief Jim Smith said he knew a grant existed for this type of equipment, and he was confident they would be able to benefit from it.

  • Thursday night accident claims life

    A single-car wreck took the life of a 23-year-old Washington County resident late Thursday night.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jordan Haydon, of Springfield, was traveling north on Bloomfield road in a 2001 Ford vehicle when the accident occurred just after midnight.

    A press release from KSP stated that Haydon lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway before striking a tree.

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