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Today's News

  • KSP looking for new leads in Ofc. Ellis killing

    Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • County to receive federal aid

    Washington County Fiscal Court’s budget will soon get a recharge after spending extra money to combat the two winter storms that swept across the state earlier this year. The funding comes after two disaster declarations made by President Barack Obama for various counties in the commonwealth.

    “I’m excited,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We did have some extraordinary events, and you have to have well above any average event to be eligible.”

  • 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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  • 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.