Today's News

  • Fiscal court discusses business

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    The court, which had an executive session at the end of the meeting, heard from various county departments and went over the first reading of the 2015-16 budget.

    Magistrate Hal Goode was not present at the court meeting as he was speaking at an economic development summit in Pikeville.

  • Tourism increased spending in 2014

    The annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky shows an exceptional increase in Washington County in 2014. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2014 compared with 2013.

  • PHOTOS: Bible-reading marathon

    The annual Bible-reading marathon was held in Springfield this past week, starting on Sunday, May 3 and continuing until the National Day of Prayer last Thursday.

    After volunteers read passages of scripture for more than three days, several members of the community gathered at the 1816 Courthouse building on Thursday at noon for the closing ceremony.

    The event, as it has in years past, concluded with representatives sharing prayers for groups that included the military, media, government and many others.

  • Master Gardeners host speaker on Thursday

    The Lincoln Homestead Master Gardener Association is hosting an event on Thursday that goes beyond just the world of gardening and into what it means to be a mentor to young people.

    Lyda Parker Moore, president of Kentucky Home Master Gardners (Bardstown chapter), will be on hand to deliver the presentation that she shared at the International Master Gardeners Convention in South Korea last September. Master Gardener Jeanette Hase-Spalding said the talk focuses on mentorship.

  • Springfield thefts reported

    Thefts were reported at Mordecai’s on Main and Dominic’s Closet in Springfield on Monday, May 4, though Springfield Police have indicated that the incidents are unrelated.

    Mordecai’s owner Keith Schlosser reported a break-in at the restaurant to authorities last Monday morning after finding $3,068.53 missing from the register from the previous night.

    According to the incident report, Schlosser informed authorities that the business closed on May 3 around 2 p.m., with all employees leaving by 4 p.m.

  • BPW Wine & Stein is Saturday

    Wine, beer, food, music and most importantly, coming together to raise money for women is what’s in store for this Saturday’s Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club Wine & Stein Gala and everyone (21+) is invited.

  • CKCT has five chosen for GSA

    You’re already familiar with the Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors, but now, so is the rest of the state.

    Of the more than 1,700 applications submitted for the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) program, only a select few students are chosen each year as participants or as alternates. After sending one person per summer on the trip in recent years, CKCT is proud to boast five representatives in 2015.

  • Bat Pats qualify for NAIA opening round

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officially announced the 45-team field for the 2015 NAIA National Championship Opening Round. The event will take place May 12-15 at nine different locations. Each site will feature a five-team, double-elimination tournament with the winners joining host Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 59th annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 22-29.

  • Boys snap streak

    The Washington County Commanders entered the week on a three-game winning streak, only to notch two more victories by Tuesday night, when they defeated the Campbellsville Eagles 4-2 and the Thomas Nelson Generals 14-2.

    The North Oldham Mustangs would halt the streak when they defeated the Commanders 13-1 Friday.

    “That’s the first time I’ve ever played them,” Commanders head coach Adam Blair said after the game. “... they’re a very good team.”

  • Commanderettes win two

    The Washington County Commanderettes entered their week like a freight train, plowing through the competition and defeating the Thomas Nelson Generals and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. Unfortunately, the girls would end the week with a loss when the Generals did a 180 and defeated them, 11-9, on May 7.

    Thomas Nelson
    The Commanderettes put the Thomas Nelson Generals on ice for their first game of the week, taking them out 10-1.