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Today's News

  • African American Heritage Festival to celebrate church history

    This year’s African American Heritage Festival will be held on Friday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. and will celebrate the theme “History of Black Churches in Springfield/Washington County.”  The planning committee, chaired by Councilman Willie Ellery, requests that anyone that has information on the African American churches in our county to contact the Main Street/Renaissance Program Office at (859) 336-5412 ex 2.  The committee hopes to gather much information to share with the public at the festival.

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  • Hot Summer Nights concert series starts Friday

    This weekend marks the beginning of the “Hot Summer Nights” concert series in Springfield and youth are particularly encouraged to attend.

    Washington County High School junior Ernie “Sticktight” Akins and his band will kick off the series that will continue through the summer. Other acts that have already been scheduled include Kaleb Cecil on June 12 and DJ SweetTea (Malcom Jones) on July 10. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said the idea for the concert series clicked at a recent event where Akins was performing.

  • Hamilton wins gold

     A Washington County teenager was invited to the 2015 Junior Olympic Championships earlier this month in Colorado and he returned home with gold and silver medals after taking part in three events.

    Mason Hamilton, 13, qualified for the competition on Dec. 13 and made his way to Colorado Springs from April 28 to May 6 for the 14-and-under (J3 division) championships in air rifle, small-bore and 3x40 small-bore.

  • Commanderettes drop district title in final game

    They fought until the very end, and even when it they were defeated, they never let their heads down.

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their chance to earn the accolade of being the 19th District champions when they fell to the Bethlehem Banshees 8-1 on May 18. It was the third time the Commanderettes have been defeated by the Banshees this season, falling to them previously 19-6 and 9-3.

    “Just because we didn’t win doesn’t mean we can’t play,” Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker said after the game.

  • Commanders are district champions!

    Bottom of the seventh, two outs, game tied 3-3 - everything is on the line.

    Rain came down in a light drizzle as the Washington County Commanders took home the 19th District championship in an epic fashion on May 18 when sophomore infielder Michael

    Chastain slammed a base hit to drive in senior infielder Wade Moore for the win.

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  • Jets over Kentucky seeking rentals

    Event organizers for Jets Over Kentucky, the world’s grandest jet event, are looking for local residents who are willing to rent out their personal recreational vehicles from July 5 - 12 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Springfield. Lewis Patton with Jet Central expressed interest in as many as 10 RVs, possibly more.

    In addition, local residents are asked to open their homes or offer rental properties to the pilots during this week.

  • Airport, police business at center of city meeting

    The city of Springfield held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday and Craig Arnold, chair of the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board, was present to provide an update on what the future holds for the airport.

    He said an airplane was recently purchased that will be available to lease out to interested parties, but he expressed even more excitement over the aviation program that is beginning at Washington County High School this fall.

  • Power restored after outage on Sunday

    A power outage caused concern in Springfield on Sunday afternoon, but all services now appear to be up and running.

    The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday and all Kentucky Utilties (KU) customers in the area were impacted. According to city officials, KU engineer Larry Gilpin advised that a transmission line issue leading into both of Springfield’s substations led to the power outage. The issue was resolved quickly, with residents and businesses being without power for an hour or slightly longer.