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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Making Mountain Music
  • News briefs for 3/4

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    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • Officials deal with snow issues

    Some say last week’s snowfall was the worst snowstorm since 1978, and it’s hard to argue.

    With record-breaking snowfall and viciously cold temperatures, Washington County, like all of central Kentucky, has had a lot of stress and school closings on its plate.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said the police department was fortunate to have several four-wheel drive vehicles at its disposal last week.

  • Fires claim two homes

    Last week’s winter storm may have meant a few days off work for some residents, but for the Springfield and Washington County fire departments, it was anything but.

    Springfield Fire Chief Jim Logsdon said the first responders made 10 runs between Feb. 18 and Feb. 22, including one fatal car accident, two serious house fires and a barn fire. They also responded to four instances of water flow issues after at- or below-zero temperatures caused pipes to burst.

  • Q&A session with Springfield’s new mayor

    Debbie Wakefield’s tenure as mayor of Springfield may be less than two months in, but that doesn’t mean it has been without historical significance locally.

    Wakefield became the first female and first African American mayor of Springfield when she claimed last November’s race over three other candidates.

    She is a Springfield native and 1988 graduate of Washington County High School who has served the past six years as a city council member.

  • Mid-South women’s basketball tournament

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket today following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with four quarterfinal games at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Saturday with the semifinals and concludes on Sunday with the championship game.

    MSC regular season champion and No. 1-seed Campbellsville (27-2) and eighth-seeded St. Catharine (10-20) opens the tournament at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • Mid-South men’s basketball tournament

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with a first-round game at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Friday with four quarterfinals games with the semifinals slated for Saturday night. The championship game is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

  • Murphy’s three lifts Patriots over Georgetown

    Matt Taylor’s St. Catharine Patriot squad has had an up-and-down season, but on Thursday night, they played their best when their backs were against the wall. After being decimated by injuries they picked up an upset victory over No. 7 Georgetown College 71-68 in front of a packed house at Lourdes Hall.

  • News briefs for 2/25

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    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
       
    School cancellations and 4-H
    Remember that if school is canceled due to bad weather, any project, club meetings or 4-H activities scheduled for that day are canceled, too. If the event takes place on a Saturday, listen to WLBN-WLSK for cancellation information.
       

  • Mary Kutter’s Country Classic Hour

    The days of Ed Sullivan, Porter Wagoner and Barbara Mandrell are not over. In fact, they may be, perhaps, reviving with a new upcoming country music variety show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour,” which began airing on BRTV Cable Channel 19 Bardstown Cable, WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM on Feb. 12.

    Brainchild of Roth Stratton, managing partner of the stations, the show features rising  Kentucky artists, bands and songwriters as well established acts from Nashville. The bi-monthly show is hosted by Washington County native Mary Kutter.