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Today's News

  • Rates to possibly change for water, sewer

    The water and sewer rates for the city of Springfield could see an increase in the near future.

    Andy Lange, who is with the Kentucky Rural Water Association, was present at last week’s Springfield City Council meeting to discuss a suggested change to the current water and sewer rates.

    Before talking about potential increases, though, Lange first presented the council with numbers concerning the current financial state of the city’s water and sewer services.

  • SCC wrestling program transferring to Bellarmine

    Bellarmine University recently announced plans to begin a collegiate wrestling program competing at the NCAA Division II level this fall by essentially absorbing the former Saint Catharine College Patriot wrestling team. 

  • Rogers prepping for first season at helm

     It was at Morehead State University where John Rogers cultivated his love of volleyball.

    While playing for the club team, he also helped MSU’s women’s team as a line judge, keeping the book and whatever the team needed.

    “That’s where I fell in love with volleyball,” Rogers said.

  • It's a lucky dog's life

     It’s been a tough road for a dog that once roamed the parking lots of local grocery stores and restaurants searching for food, but these days, she’s living the good life.

  • Fr. Brown turns the page

    After working as a priest at Holy Rosary Church in Springfield for six years – and serving as a man of God for more than 40 years – Fr. Ben Brown will turn to the last chapter of his career later this month when he leaves Springfield for a new job in Cecilia. His last official day at the church is June 21 and he will take over as parish administrator at St. Ambrose Church and St. Agnes Church on June 22. Brown’s last official Sunday at St. Rose is on June 19.

  • St. Catharine Farm remains open despite college’s closure

    Even though St. Catharine College is closing at the end of July, the Saint Catharine Farm isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

    According to John Settles, chairman of the St. Catharine Farm Advisory Council and farm manager Danny Ray Spalding, there are no plans to close the other entities at St. Catharine.

    “[The farm] is alive and well, as well as the motherhouse and Sansbury Care Center,” Settles said. “They’re all separate entities from the college.”

  • Jail fees to increase

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to approve a slight increase in its current jail fees to Marion County Detention Center.

    Previously, Washington County paid the detention center $29.43 per inmate, but according to Marion County jailer Barry Brady, Marion County Fiscal Court recently voted to raise that cost to $35.64 per inmate due to rising costs of incarceration and the rising jail population.

  • District play changing format in baseball

    A new wrinkle has been added to next year’s Washington County Commander baseball schedule, and it’s one that WC head coach Adam Blair feels will help his team — and the entire 19th District, for that matter — once it comes time for the postseason.

    In what will resemble a college baseball team’s schedule, 19th District squads will now play a three-game series against each of their four district opponents, with the games taking place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the same week.

  • Midway hires three SCC coaches

    At least three St. Catharine College sports programs will live on past the school’s July 31 close date, although they will be doing so in Midway Eagles uniforms.

    Last week, Midway announced that it had signed three current SCC coaches: Joe Krupinski, men’s basketball; Tim Wolz, men’s soccer; and Luther Bramblett, baseball.

    “We are pleased to bring these coaches and their team members into our Eagles athletics family,” said Rusty Kennedy, Midway’s athletics director.

  • Medley wins 2017 DYW

    Elizabeth Medley was in disbelief.

    She had just been named the Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman of 2017 — including being awarded a medallion, a bouquet and taking her first walk on the stage with that distinction — but she still was in shock about the momentous occasion.