Today's News

  • WC softball makes strides on offense, locks up back-to-back wins

    The Commanderette softball team (8-10) ran into a rough patch in recent weeks, dropping six out of eight games, but they righted the ship last week with a pair of wins, including a 10-2 drubbing of Campbellsville on Friday.

  • Commission receives grant

    A grant that will be used for personal safety equipment, training and traffic control aids was accepted by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission last week.

    The check, for $3,000, was presented by Marty Nemes, senior marketing agent at the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “KLCIS has been our insurance provider for several years and strive to help us maintain a safe working environment,” said Angela Culver of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Road work to take place

    Mayor John W. Cecconi announces that blacktop work will take place in Springfield on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 on the following streets:  Ballard, Scott, Claybrooke, Short, George Russell, Depot, McCord and Cemetery Hill.

    Residents of these areas are asked to park off the street to accommodate the work crews and equipment, and others traveling in these areas are asked to be patient while the work is taking place.

  • Paul aide addresses fiscal court about vultures

    The Washington County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, but had a special guest in Jennifer Decker, a representative of Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

    Decker, who is one of nine representatives covering counties for Paul, requested that Washington Countians inform the senator of any concerns.

    “If there are constituents who have issues with federal government, we’d like to know about it, and the senator would like to help,” Decker said.

  • INOAC’s future includes Washington County

    INOAC North America has been entrenched in the Washington County community for more than two decades, and if Friday’s meeting with local government was any indication, they’re going to be providing jobs for Washington Countians for many more years.

  • Heroes campaign grows in county

    The Nelson County chapter of the American Red Cross took major strides forward with fundraising in Marion and Washington counties this year, and that’s because it’s become more than just a one-county organization.

    Fundraising efforts have been a part of the Heroes campaign, which designates a person or group as a Red Cross Hero for raising or donating at least $1,000. Better representation on the Red Cross board has led to a big increase in local involvement in the organization.

  • Indictments made in Washington County

    Indictments have come down for 11 individuals involving crimes in Washington County, and among those named is Alejandro P. Ponce, who is charged with the stabbing of four people—including one teenager— on March 2.

    A grand jury charged Ponce with three counts of first degree assault and one count of second degree assault.

    The indictment states that Ponce “intentionally caused serious physical injury to at least three other persons by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.”

    Ponce’s bond was set at $50,000.

  • Kick Butts Day: RISE youth program spreads awareness of tobacco dangers (Photos)

    It was Kick Butts Day in Washington County last Friday, and local youth celebrated by encouraging residents to kick the habit of using tobacco.

    The Kick Butts program is a nationwide effort to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, and RISE Coordinator Wilma Sorrell said it’s the kids themselves who spearhead the movement locally.

  • How to control flies on cattle

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of cattle in Kentucky. Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles but present very different threats and management problems. Fortunately, there are a variety of fly control options.

  • Growing tasty tomatoes