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Today's News

  • Local Boy Scouts help save fellow scout’s life

    Reed Breunig, 15, and Tyler Ashlock, 12, were just coming back from a get-together for members of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society for the Boy Scouts.

    They had decided to leave early because it was getting late.

    But on the way back to their camp, they were stopped in their tracks by what Ashlock described as a wheezing sound.

  • Jets Over Kentucky still soaring after 11 years

    Eleven years ago, Lewis “The General” Patton organized the first remote control model jet show in Kentucky.

    “It was just a three-day event, and there were only 28 people here,” Patton recalled.

    Today, Jets Over Kentucky is considered the largest r.c. jet show in the world. The 2015 event started this past weekend and continues until this Sunday at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and more than 250 r.c. pilots from across the globe with more than 400 jets are expected this year.

  • DUI leads to murder indictment

    A man who faced numerous charges after a collision involving three vehicles on Sunday, May 3, in Springfield that left a Bardstown man dead has been indicted by a grand jury in Washington Circuit Court.

  • County clerk doing 'business as usual'

    As multiple county clerks across the state continue to fight the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled same-sex couples have a constitutional right to get married, Washington

    County Clerk Glenn Black has been going about “business as usual.”

    At least three county clerks across the state — in Rowan, Casey and Clinton counties — were still refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as of press time.

    But for Black, since the new ruling is now a mandated law, it was just a matter of him doing his job.

  • Taxing district public hearing a mixed bag

    Forty-one people attended the public hearing about the conservation district’s request to be on a millage tax, and there’s only way to describe the public’s opinion on the matter: the feelings are mixed.

    After hearing the history of the district and explanation of what they’re about and the projects and services they provide, the public was allowed to comment on whether or not they would like to see the district go on a millage tax. A number of people voiced their opinions and asked several questions about the matter.  

  • Idle Hour Park to get new lights

    It’s been a long time coming.

    Idle Hour Park’s Little League fields are slated to get new lights in the near future, and it’s something that’s been needed for a while, according to the park’s director, Bernard Smalley.

    “Those lights have been there since 1976, so starting [this] week — weather permitting — we’ll be starting on a new set of lights on both fields.”

    The lights, nearly 40 years old, have not been replaced since being installed but have been repaired constantly over the years.

  • Springfield native vies for Miss Kentucky crown

    It was Sarah Cocanougher’s freshman year at the University of Louisville. Her sorority, Kappa Delta, was looking for someone to compete in the college’s campus-wide pageant.

    They called on Cocanougher, who had never done a pageant before but “pretended I knew what I was doing.”

    She would go on be crowned Miss Cardinal Country and, in the process, qualified for the Miss Kentucky pageant.

  • Edelen is Distinguished Young Woman

    It ended with cheers and tears of joy as a crowd came to the front of the stage to catch a closer look of 2016’s Distinguished Young Woman, Hannah Edelen.

    “I’m very blessed,” she said after the competition. “I’m very blessed to be here. I didn’t do it by myself. Without the 12 other girls, I definitely wouldn’t have been near as confident and I wouldn’t have gotten through it.”

    Hannah, 17, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Edelen, was seen with her eyes pooled up with tears when her name was announced.

  • Sunday alcohol sales approved

    Businesses that have a liquor license will soon be able to sell alcohol from 1 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

    The Springfield City Council was presented with a first reading of an amendment to the city’s ordinance on alcohol sales during the Tuesday, June 9, regularly scheduled meeting.

    The amendment puts the city in line with recently approved state laws that are more lenient to accommodate alcohol sales for distilleries and wineries.

  • Sagrecy and Shelton reel in first

    Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton traveled to compete against Taylor and Marion counties in a bass fishing tournament.

    And they won first place.

    According to Tim Messer, Washington County High School’s bass fishing coach, Sagrecy and Shelton beat out 12 other boats in the tourney with a combined catch of 9.65 pounds.