Today's News

  • Coaching duo helped start all-star softball 10 years ago

    Ten years ago, they were on the field as members of Washington County’s first 11-12-year-old Little League softball all-star team. Now, they’re back on the field as coaches for this year’s 11-12-year-old all-stars.

  • Future is bright for 9-10 all-stars, coach says

    Washington County’s 9-10-year-old all-star team worked hard and learned a lot, despite winning one game and losing two in the district tournament at Columbia over the weekend.

  • Stars fall short of state berth

    Just a little short.

    That’s how things ended for the Washington County 11-12-year-old all-star softball team in Columbia Monday night.

    As the team faced Russell County for the second time in the district tournament, a win meant a trip back home to play in the state tournament, which will be hosted at Idle Hour Park. A loss just meant a trip back home.

    Washington County lost its final game 6-5, and looking back, head coach Christy Baker said it was a matter of not coming through with runners on base.

  • News briefs 6/25

    Ongoing events

    School supply list and dress code

    WCMS Students and Parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Child and after school care

  • Maryland to Kentucky reunion starts Friday

    If you’ve ever wanted to know more about your ancestors and their roots, an event that is coming to Springfield this weekend might be just what you’ve been looking for.

    The Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond reunion is set to begin on Friday and conclude on Sunday at St. Catharine College, and there will be no shortage of avenues for learning how to better research your personal ancestry.

  • Practice safety when working around home

    Ashley Spalding

    Electricity is an essential part of our daily living. While it makes our life easier, it can also cause harm if precautions are not taken while working around the home. The American College of Emergency Physicians observes that more accidents will occur in the home than in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself by practicing proper safety habits.

    Follow these tips to maintain safety:

  • Pink fire truck rolling to town

    A unique chance for local residents to contribute to Relay for Life is coming to Springfield this weekend in the form of a pink fire truck that is covered in more than 4,000 signatures.

    The truck was created by the Radcliff and Vine Grove Fire Departments in 2012 and dons the name “Donna Joy” in honor of Vine Grove Assistant Fire Chief Sam Pearson’s wife, who passed away from cancer.

    The truck has been making stops throughout central Kentucky over the last two years, and will visit Oil Pros in Springfield on Saturday.

  • WCPS shines with grant

    The Washington County School District has received recognition over the last couple of years for the strides students have made in raising test scores across the county.

    Now, some of the teachers are being noticed for their roles in the school system’s success.

    Washington County has been part of an integration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — through the Kentucky Department of Education — since 2011, and local teachers have been quick to make their mark on the program.

  • 5 indicted on drug charges

    Five men who were arrested on April 30 by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in Washington County have been indicted on drug charges.

    Bobby J. Barnes, 53, James Dyllon Barnes, 19 and James M. Rogers, 39, all of 494 Croake Station Road were each arrested on felony charges for the cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

    Rogers and James Barnes are charged with Class D felonies for their first offense, while Bobby Barnes faces a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.

  • 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.