Today's News

  • 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.

  • Daniel Boone: Pathfinder coming to Springfield

    What: Kentucky Chautauqua presents Daniel Boone: Pathfinder
    When: Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 p.m.
    Where: Springfield Presbyterian Church
    Sponsored by: Washington County Historical Society

  • Back by popular demand

    The Robertson building has been a part of Springfield’s Main Street since 1896, but city officials are hoping it soon takes on a bigger role in the community than it has in a long time, if not ever.

    The City of Springfield received the building as a gift four years ago and officials immediately put a plan in motion to renovate the property, which sits adjacent to the judicial center and opposite the old Louisville Store and the 1816 Courthouse building.

  • COLUMN: The vibes of March

    Eleven days.

    Eleven days is the only thing standing between America and the official beginning of the greatest spectacle in sports: the aptly named March Madness.

    When the brackets are officially finalized and announced on Selection Sunday, the talking heads will fill the next few days’ airwaves with the blithering over-analysis of how Arkansas was snubbed and North Carolina was seeded too high, how Virginia isn’t getting any respect and how Wichita State is getting too much.

  • Season ends in first round of district tournament

    The WC Commanders played their final game of the season last week, but assistant coach Paul Howard couldn’t fault his team’s effort against the Nelson County Cardinals.

    With WC down by five at the half and tied at 48 at the end of the third quarter, Howard’s confidence in pulling the game out with a win began to steadily grow stronger.

    However, after being outscored 27-10 in the fourth quarter, the Commanders were unable to extend their season another game, losing by a score of 75-58.

  • Lady Patriots sweep conference weekend

    After dropping their season opening series to the Grenadiers, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (4-2, 4-0 MSC) bounced back in sweeping fashion in their first conference weekend.

    If scoring runs had ever been a concern for Head Coach Holly Smith prior to the season beginning, she breathed a sigh of relief when the visiting Pikeville Bears (0-2, 0-2 MSC) and Bluefield Rams (0-4, 0-4 MSC) invaded Salt River Electric Field.

  • Commanderettes fall in second round of district tournament

    The 2013-2014 season ended last Tuesday night for the WC Commanderettes with a 68-46 loss to the Nelson County Lady Cardinals in the District 19 Tournament.

    The No. 1-seeded Cardinals, who would go on to win the district championship, had been a tough matchup for the Commanderettes all season, something WC Head Coach Bernard Smalley knew going into the contest.


    At 6 feet 2 inches tall, Jennifer Keene is used to being the biggest player on the basketball court.

    She often finds herself posting up against smaller players, and when facing this type of height disparity, Keene knows there is only one logical course of action: use her tall stature as a clear-cut benefit.

    “I just feel like it’s important to show my strength and ability,” Keene said. “Some taller players that play ball don’t use their height advantage, but me being as big as I am, I feel like I need to be aggressive.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: A Passion for Sports

    Finding the younger version of Sean Lewis was never difficult. If he wasn’t playing basketball, he was most likely playing football in the backyard.

    And if those two options failed, it would be wise to see if he was sitting in front of his video game system, playing something sports-related to be sure.

    Young Sean Lewis was not hard to figure out. He just loved sports.

    The same could be said of Lewis today.

    Depending on the season, Lewis could be at football practice, basketball practice or in the weight room.

  • News release: KSP cautions motorists about impending weather

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today.  A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult.  Citizens are asked torefrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions.  Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.