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Today's News

  • Local woman wins $200,000 in lottery

    You can stop checking your tickets.

    That’s because one lucky lady from Washington County has won the lottery.

    Friday night’s Cash Ball drawing yielded a $200,000 winner. She purchased the ticket from the Five Star located at 810 Bardstown Road in Springfield.

    The winning numbers were 2 – 5 – 21 – 27. The Cash Ball was 9.

    Susan Riggle, a manager at the location, said they’ve never sold a winning ticket with that kind of value, to her knowledge.

    “I think it’s awesome,” she said.

  • A fast start

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-0) started off their season by making history last week, defeating the Green County Dragons (2-5) for the first time ever in volleyball.

    The Dragons, who are the two-time defending champions in the 5th Region, have had the Commanderettes’ number since the teams’ first match in 2002.

    It seemed like history would repeat itself after the first set of WC’s opening match, which the Dragons won by a score of 26-24.

  • Walker's wheels keep on turning

    6:16 a.m.

    While much of the county is just now waking up, James Murray Walker Jr., 77, who’s already been up since 4:30, performs a walk around on his bus — No. 39. The sound of bus engines idling fills the air as Walker checks the lights, looks for damage and checks the tire pressure.

    Safety strobes flash through the darkness as he steps inside and turns the key. The dashboard lights up like a pilot’s cockpit, and Walker checks the engine gauges for proper operation. Everything’s good to go.

  • Today in History
  • Edelen has positive experience at GSP

    Hannah Edelen had to make a decision.

    She had been dreaming of becoming a national officer for FCCLA, or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, since she was a freshman in high school. But after she found out she had been accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program, she had to choose between the two life-altering opportunities because there was a conflict in the two programs’ schedules.

    In the end, she chose to attend GSP, and after looking back on her time this summer, she knows that she made the right choice.

  • McRay commissioned as national bank examiner

    Arthur Clinton “Clint” McRay, 27, a Springfield native, was recently commissioned a national bank examiner by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    According to the group’s website, “The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.”

  • WAGS to host 5k on Saturday

    Three years ago, the Washington County Autism Group of Support began having an autism fair at The River of Life Church.

    Each year, that fair grew and expanded, exponentially. From an initial turnout of more than 300 people, the fair grew every year to add more food, activities and more silent auction items. Along with the fair, WAGS has hosted a walk since 2007, which has also grown every year. This year, however, WAGS will be hosting a much different, but no less fun event — the WAGS 5K Fun Run for Autism.

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church to start children's choir

    Note: In this week's edition, Doug O'Neill's email adress was incorrectly listed. This story has his correct email address, which is: oneilldoug52@gmail.com

    Starting after Labor Day, the Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown will have a new choir – one comprised of children.

    According to Doug O’Neill, director of sacred music, there has not been a children’s choir in their parish for a long time.

  • 'Take up your cross...'

    As the cars passed by Daniel Byrd heading east down US 150, driver double takes were frequent, with looks that seemed to be begging the question of whether or not their eyes were deceiving them.

    They weren’t.

    What they saw was Byrd, hoisting a large, white cross as he trudged along the highway, his eyes continuously looking ahead with an occasional return wave to friendly passers-by.

  • Park could see multi-purpose facility

    Brian Mattingly, speaking on behalf of the Idle Hour Park Board, presented a project during last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting about the possibility of building a multi-purpose facility at Idle Hour Park.

    Mattingly stated that the facility would have a variety of functions, but mainly, it would serve three purposes.

    For one, the project would provide year-round batting, pitching and base-running practice for both softball and baseball players.