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Today's News

  • Rash of car thefts pops up locally

    Springfield residents are reminded to lock their vehicle doors and take their keys with them. 

    According to police reports, there have been several vehicle thefts in the area recently, though all of the vehicles have been recovered, and an arrest has been made. As of press time, no name was available.

  • Hail storm causes damage in Mackville

    It’s been more than a decade since Washington County has seen this type of damage from a hail storm, and while the worst of it bypassed Springfield, it sure didn’t miss Mackville. 

    Mackville was hit by a hail storm of epic proportions on May 10. 

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said he was watching the storm from Springfield when it hit. 

  • Bass fishing team competes at state

    It was almost like a passing of the torch.

    At least that was the best way that Washington County’s bass fishing head coach Tim Messer could describe it.

    This past weekend, there were four WC athletes who participated in the 2016 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake — seniors Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton in one boat and sophomore Nathaniel Messer and freshman Mason Hamilton in another.

  • Drury’s season ends at region tourney

    Washington County tennis player Chase Drury was just one win away from qualifying for the state tournament, but after losing last Wednesday, his season came to a close in the 5th Region Tournament when he lost 6-1, 6-0 to Taylor County’s Liam Schaaders, who would go on to win the region tournament.

    While the loss was disappointing, head coach Beth Gooch thinks it will only motivate him to make the state tournament next season.

  • Commanderettes continue winning ways

    The Washington County Commanderettes (14-9, 6-2) have been on a roll since returning from spring break in early April, and they picked up two more wins last week to maintain their hot streak.

    After defeating Thomas Nelson 8-2 on Tuesday and Danville 15-0 on Friday, the Commanderettes improved to 8-2 since playing in the Fort Walton Beach Bash.

     

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  • City approves updated nuisance ordinance

    With the second reading of the nuisance ordinance already on the agenda, two Springfield citizens helped further the discussion by bringing up two separate and unrelated nuisance complaints to the Springfield City Council.

    First to speak to the council during last week’s meeting was Mark Haas, owner of Old and Odd in Nature, located on the corner of Doctor St. and Main St.

  • Springfield is home away from home for Beverley

    For more than 40 years, Christopher Beverley has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to stay in Springfield. During that time, he’s made friends and laid the foundation for a second family – that’s because during that time, he’s come for both good times and bad.  

    Beverley first came to Springfield in 1969 as a student ambassador for the World University Service. 

  • Drury competes in region tourney

    That’s how Washington County tennis player Chase Drury began his run in the 5th Region Tournament at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Drury opened up tournament play against Elizabethtown’s Ameer Haider, who received the No. 5 overall seed for boys’ singles play.

    Head coach Beth Gooch said that Drury, who she believed had been “underestimated” by not receiving a seed to begin the tournament, started with a passion she hadn’t seen in him before and that he never let up throughout the match.

  • Habitat for Humanity works to improve quality of life

    While many associate Habitat for Humanity as an organization that builds homes, few know that it does more than that.

    Rick Wagoner, president of My New Kentucky Home Habitat For Humanity Board this year – which serves Nelson, Marion, and Washington counties - said last week that the group also repairs homes several times a year. 

  • Woman airlifted after wreck on KY 55

    A three-vehicle collision on KY 55 last week left two people injured and required a helicopter evacuation to the University of Kentucky Hospital. 

    According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Buick Century driven by Steven M. Key, 58 of Springfield was rear-ended as it attempted to make a right turn. Kay stated in the report that he had signaled and slowed down in order to make a turn on Old Lebanon Road when he was struck by a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Anthony K. Kordenbrock, 61, of Hustonville.