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Today's News

  • Former councilman passes away

    Johnnie Hardin, a long-serving Springfield City Councilman, has passed away.

    Hardin passed away June 15 at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He’s known for his time on the Springfield City Council, as well as spending more than 50 years in the grocery business here.

    Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield remembered Hardin as a dedicated soul who loved the city and the people he served. 

  • Free meals coming to high school students

    Students at Washington County High School and Commander Academy will soon have the option of receiving a hot meal at no cost.

    Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran said the high school and academy will join Washington County Elementary School, Washington County Middle School and North Washington School this fall in the Community Eligibility Provision program. The program is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and schools are reimbursed for providing breakfast and lunch free of charge.

  • Sharpshooters compete

    The 4-H Sharpshooters Club members their coaches and parents have been busy these last couple of weekends hosting their annual invitational tournaments.  The first tournament was held at Hahn’s Trap Range in Chaplin and the second was held at the Mercer County Fish and Game Club.  Congratulations to our 4-H members who not only worked the tournaments, but also participated.  Below are the results of these tournaments.

  • How to beat the summer heat

    Makenzie Messer

    During summer in Kentucky, we can see the temperatures begin to climb. Sometimes the heat may even become extreme. Therefore it is important that we are aware of how to stay safe when the temperatures become very high.

  • Spaulding umpires for the love of the game

    Baseball is a tough and demanding sport, and many are passionate in their love for the game. While some devote their time to playing on the field, others offer their services in other ways, such as coaching and officiating. This is what Joey Spalding, the vice president and loan officer at Springfield State Bank, has devoted his free time to since the early 2000s.

    “I’ve been around baseball a long time,” Spalding said.

  • Learning the game

    Young boys and girls interested in golf got the chance to test and improve their skills last week at Lincoln Homestead State Park.

    A junior golf clinic was held June 5-8 for boys and girls between the ages of 12-14 at the golf course. Park Manager Bobby Bartholomai said he started the clinic to give kids the chance to get out on the course to play golf and help them improve their skillsets.

    “We do it every year, I try to do it right after they get out of school,” Bartholomai said. “Normally the first full week of June.”

  • Heavenly Tresures gives back to community

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Heavenly Treasurers Presbyterian Mission Store in Springfield is helping people in need, one sale at a time. 

    The store, which is run by the Springfield Presbyterian Church, operates by selling donated goods and putting the profits back into the community.

    Beverly Bonzo and Zoie Covert run the store on Main Street, which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Relay for Life is June 24

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    The face of Relay for Life in Marion and Washington counties is changing in a big way this year, but the motivation behind the event remains the same: to raise money for cancer research to possibly find a cure.

    For the past 20 years, local Relay for Life events have been very much the same thing year in and year out. And, as a result, fewer people were attending.

  • District hires Hutchins as new principal

    Washington County Schools

    A former Washington County Commanderette is returning as the high school’s new principal.

    According to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, Malissa “Missy” Hutchins of Harrodsburg has been named principal of Washington County High School.

  • 6/14/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Summer Feeding Program

    The Washington County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from May 30 – July 28.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Hot lunch meals will be provided at the site and time listed below: