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Today's News

  • It’s showtime!

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre celebrated the actors, volunteers, crew, show sponsors and the 2013-14 season at its 4th annual Jeannie Awards gala. Springfield’s answer to the Tony Awards started with a buffet at Mordecai’s on Main for approximately 120 people, and then they all crossed Main Street on the red carpet to the Opera House with paparazzi and local TV coverage.

  • City will use grant money to improve parks

    The city of Springfield has been given $4,000 to make improvements for its residents.
    “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said Mayor John W. Cecconi referring to the $4,000 that the city was recently awarded by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).
    “The grant will be used for safety equipment and specialized training for our administration, public works and police departments, and for upgraded playground equipment at Idle Hour Park.”

  • Breeding receives Springfield's first Hometown Hero Award

     

     

  • Terrell takes new job in school system

     

     

  • Weir named Distinguished Young Woman for 2015

     

  • 4-H news

    Show season has begun and Washington County 4-H member Blake Arnold has started off with a successful summer.

    Blake shows market hogs for his 4-H project and is a member of the Hooves and Horns 4-H Club. Each youth planning on showing a market animal at the Kentucky State Fair must first participate in a district show.

  • Dudley Hilton named to KHSAA Hall of Fame

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame class of 2015 was announced last week in a press conference at the KHSAA offices.

    The 10 members in this year’s class will be the 28th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors.

  • KORT collects $820 for WC athletics

    Last week, KORT Springfield hosted sports physicals for Washington County student-athletes at Washington County High School.  

    While Laura Bandy, the clinic’s director, refrained from calling the event a fundraiser, she did note that it was “kind of a way for us to give back to the community.”

    Students were charged $10 for the physical, with all of the costs going back to each student’s team booster. In all, KORT was able to collect $820 for WC sports, with football, band and volleyball being the most well-represented squads.

  • COLUMN: LeBron's not done yet

    The case of LeBron James’ legacy is a curious one.

    The fact that “The Decision” happened in the Twitter age ensured James would be the most hated athlete of all time.

    Despite what you thought of that debacle, though, the most important thing to remember about James’ on-the-court accomplishments is that his career is far from over.

    It’s as if sports fans don’t realize that Michael Jordan’s career is already over when they talk about his six championships.

  • Christy Baker reclaims head softball position

    Christy Baker knows that things will run more smoothly toward the beginning of her second stint as Washington County High School head softball coach.

    When she took over during her initial stint in 2004, there were many things she had never considered went along with being a head coach.

    “This time, I know exactly what I’m getting into,” Baker said. “I know what to expect. Being a coach is a lot more than just coaching. It took me a while to get to that point the first time around.”