Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Springfield Hustle

    Hustling is not just an option for Ty’Lyn Byas when it comes to sports.

    It’s a certainty.

    You see, that’s just the way Byas was wired while growing up in Springfield, which he described as “just kind of a nice, quiet, country place.”

    “I always tried my hardest (while playing sports) because I just wanted to score some touchdowns and make some plays,” Byas said. “I always dreamed of scoring the game-winning touchdown or watching the ball going through the net when you hit that big shot.”

  • WC baseball starts this week

    With the Washington County Commander baseball team coming off of a disappointing 16-17 season last year, head coach Derek Schuler has high hopes that his team can turn the corner and he can guide his ball club to a winning record.

    To do so, Schuler first must find a way to replace the experience that the Commanders lost on the pitching mound. Last season, his team relied heavily on Thomas Spaulding and Will Begley in this department, both of whom graduated last May.

  • WC looks to build on last year’s 10-14 record

    For Washington County’s softball head coach Paul Coulter, the key to his team’s success this season will be the playing experience that the Commanderettes bring to the table.

    They return four seniors who have received significant playing time in the past — Hannah Coulter, Olivia Goatley, Maddie Abell and Mercedes Cowherd — and bring in Kari Creech, who transferred in this season from Letcher County where she was a two-year starter.

  • News briefs 3/5

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Cradle School

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky

    The Brian Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) has formed the South Central Kentucky Board in Marion County. Since 1986, the BIAK has been serving those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, outreach and connection resources. In recent times, BIAK has expanded its services to any acquired brain injury including accidents, aneurysms, trauma and tumors. BIAK has also extended its reach to Veterans returning from overseas deployment who may have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury while serving our country.

  • Berry to Speak at New Pioneers spring meeting on Tuesday

    The guest speaker for the annual spring member meeting and dessert potluck of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will be Mary Berry, Executive Director of the Berry Center of Henry County and nationally recognized proponent of sustainable farming. Berry is the daughter of Kentucky author Wendell and Tanya Berry of Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County.

  • Indictment brings trafficking charges

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    A local resident was indicted on four criminal counts—three of which are felonies—stemming from two separate incidents, according to documents provided by the Washington County Circuit Clerk.

    Garland E. Caudill, 49, of 213 Covington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted on charges from cases dating back to Dec. 5, 2012 and Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Quick to make an impression

    Alana Kelty Bartley hasn’t been teaching long. In fact, the 2013-14 school year marks the first time in her career that she’s been responsible for maintaining her own classroom.

    That didn’t stop Nelson County school officials from choosing Bartley to be recognized for the difference she’s already made.

  • Youth Coalition looks for fresh start

    The Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition met last Friday during a luncheon that was open to the public.

    The WCHYC is a group that was formed in 1998 to help make the community aware of the dangers of substance abuse. Since that time, they have been putting together programs to help educate the county’s parents and youth.

    In 2003, the WCHYC received the Drug-Free Communities grant that awarded them $125,000. This grant allowed the coalition to pay for, among other things, two staff members (Wilma Sorrell and Issac Frye).

  • County approves airport lights

    There were several points of discussion during last week’s Washington County fiscal court meeting, some of which dealt with building on county property.

    The first item of business that dealt with this was a request made by the Lebanon-Springfield Airport board. Due to FAA regulations, they asked the court for permission to set two 70-foot lightpoles on county property to light several oak trees near the airport.

    They had originally contacted the owner of the trees about cutting them down, but the resident turned down the request due to sentimental reasons.