Today's News

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • From Commander to Blue Raider

    “Tackle by Curtsinger,” the PA announcer’s voice rang throughout Blue Raider Stadium.

    It was Senior Day for 14 Lindsey Wilson College football players, and it didn’t take long for linebacker Kyle Curtsinger to make his first tackle in the final home game of his college career.

    But it wouldn’t be his last.

    He finished the game with a team-leading 11 tackles — four more than any other player — during a 55-27 rout of Cumberland University.

  • Campbell enjoys a lifetime of crafting

     In a quiet, cozy studio that overlooks a flock of sheep and St. Catharine College, Norma Jean Campbell sits under the warm glow of a chandelier, meticulously handcrafting figurine scenes of people and nature. Each scene, each character and each animal has its own story, crafted delicately and with care, just like the works of art themselves.  

    Campbell, 84, has been creating needle sculptures for the last six years.

  • Today in History

     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said. 

  • WC loses 43-9 in Class 2A playoffs

    In each of the past four seasons, the Washington County Commanders saw their season end in Glasgow, and on Friday night, history repeated itself once again, as the Scotties took a 43-9 victory to move on to the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs.

    But unlike in years past, the Commanders (5-6, 1-2) held their ground and even had a chance to pull out the win for a majority of the contest.

  • Bevin carries county

    The gubernatorial election — among several other elected statewide positions — was held last week, and if Washington County’s vote totals were any indication, locals are glad to see Republican Matt Bevin take his turn in office.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine. 

  • Commander band finishes 4th in state

    Washington County High School’s marching band went to the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships over the weekend, and they walked away with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A.

    “I’m really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished,” WCHS Band Director Scotty Burns said. “…It was just a great experience from beginning to end.”

    Burns, who is in his first year of being the director, said taking WCHS to that level felt great.