Today's News

  • Tourism tax is city's “saving grace”

    While many state and local governments are seeing red when they open their ledgers, Springfield is still maintaining a positive cash flow, thanks in part to the city’s tourism tax and capital improvement projects from the water company, according to city auditor Danny Hardin. Hardin presented the Springfield City Council with the 2008-09 fiscal year audit last Tuesday, and he said the city’s expenses ending on June 30, 2009, were in line with expenses the previous year.

  • Two escape Marion prison

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate two inmates who walked away from the Marion Adjustment Center in Marion County on Sunday, Jan. 17 some time after 4 p.m.

    John K. Francis is a 41-year-old white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.  He was being held for trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree and bail jumping.

  • From Left Field

    A fish tale

  • Remember winter weather safety for seniors

    Winter weather emergencies can be difficult for many older Kentuckians. Senior citizens should consider safety concerns, including falling, hypothermia and frost bite, before venturing out in bad weather.

     Many seniors have medical conditions that require treatment. They may run low on medicine or have no way to get to their family doctor. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 first. Some pharmacies may deliver medications, even in bad weather. Call your pharmacist or physician with questions about medications.

  • Commanders hold off Eagles 43-31 in All ‘A’ tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The good news for the Washington County Commanders Monday was that they got a much-needed victory over Bethlehem, winning 43-31 in the first round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ Tournament. The bad news is that games in the tourney don’t count in district standings.

    “You can throw the records out the window when it comes to tournaments,” said WC head coach Russell Burkhead.

  • Local community celebrates life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 81 years old this year, and to celebrate his life and his dream, a group of local citizens gathered at The River of Life Church in Springfield Monday evening.

    While the event was hosted by local leaders, Rev. Billy Jenkins of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Shepherdsville was the guest speaker at Monday’s celebration of King’s life and legacy.

    Jenkins read from the Holy Bible in the book of Genesis, 37: 5-8, which tells the story of Joseph and his dream.

  • SCC teams off to rough start in conference play

    SCC Sports Information

    The new year has brought a new portion of the basketball schedule to St. Catharine College as the Patriot teams have jumped into Mid-South Conference action. And the jump hasn’t been real pleasant for either J.T. Burton’s men or Lena Bramblett’s women.

  • SCC's link to Haiti provides immediate help

    In times of natural disaster, colleges and universities are often the first entities to mobilize for the collection of funds for relief efforts. But even with this quick action, it takes days, maybe weeks, to get the money into the hands of those aid organizations.

  • Four Bat Pats Named NAIA Players to Watch

    SCC Sports Information

    In the latest issue of Collegiate Baseball Magazine, four St. Catharine College baseball players were among the Players to Watch during the 2010 NAIA season. The pre-season list of top players was made public at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention in Dallas Jan. 8-9. All four Patriot players (Travis Adams, Nick Holmes, Brian Jones, and Alan Stoupa) are seniors for Luther Bramblett’s club.

  • Young Riders learn horsemanship skills

    The  Washington County 4-H Young Riders Club helps youth learn about the pride of owning a horse or pony and being responsible for its management and learn skills in horsemanship and understanding of the business of  breeding.

    The club meets the third Monday of each month and new members are welcome.  Owning a horse is not a requirement to join the club.  Below is information that will be helpful to horse owners in Washington County.  For more information on the Washington County 4-H Young Riders contact the Extension Office at 336-7741.