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Today's News

  • SCC receiver to remove names form buildings

    The names, plaques, and pictures of those who donated to St. Catharine College can be removed from the walls of the buildings they adorn.  Many people donated to St. Catharine College over the years and were recognized with plaques, bricks, photographs and other means.  U.S. District Judge David J. Hale authorized the court-appointed receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, to “abandon” the items to anyone requesting the items who are or who are “related to the individual person whose name and/or likeness is depicted ..” on the items.

  • Blue, Brews and BBQ is this weekend

    Anyone that enjoys good blues music, great beer and tasty barbeque will have access to all three this weekend in Springfield. That’s when the second annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival will be held downtown. Stephanie McMillin, executive director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, said the event would follow the 2017 Bourbon Ride, a charity motorcycle ride visiting the nearby distilleries around Washington County.

  • Silverton Hill horse to run in Belmont Stakes Saturday

    Horse racing season is in full swing, and when the 149th Belmont Stakes is run this Saturday, a horse from Springfield’s Silverton Hill Farm will be in the field.

     

    Meantime, a horse owned by Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton, will be the first horse from the local farm to run in the third jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

     

  • DYW is Saturday

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman has been providing local girls with scholarships for years, and it’s scheduled to take place again this weekend. 

     

    Eleven young ladies will compete during this year’s event, which will be hosted at the new elementary school gym on June 10 at 7 p.m. Distinguished Young Woman allows girls to showcase their skills in physical fitness, scholastics, interviews, self-expression and talents.

     

  • Saving money at the grocery store

    Do you find yourself spending more money than you would like to at the grocery store? If so, you are certainly not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third largest household expense for American households. Much of the expense associated with food shopping is due to overspending. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money at the grocery store without skimping on your needs! Below are some suggestions that will help you to save on your next grocery shopping trip:

  • Local student joins extension as intern

    One young Washington County resident is interning at the county’s extension office.

    Makenzie Messer, 21, of Willisburg is an Eastern Kentucky University student and said she’s excited to be working where she grew up.

    “I’m looking forward to a variety of things,” she said. “It’s not like a regular job where you do the same thing every day. It’s always different.”

  • Commanders defeated by Bardstown 7-5 in district tournament

    The Washington County baseball team competed in the first round of the 19th District Baseball Tournament last week at Bardstown High School against Bardstown. The team fell five runs behind by the fourth inning and its effort to come back came up just short, losing to the Tigers 7-5 on Tuesday.

    “Our guys played hard and fought back into this game, we just couldn’t quite get back after getting down so early,” head coach Adam Blair said.

  • Commanderettes win back-to-back district titles

    The Washington County softball team competed in the 19th District Tournament last week at Bardstown High School. After defeating Nelson County in the first game and Bethlehem in the second, the Commanderettes completed back-to-back seasons as 19th District champions.

    “It’s been a great year coaching these girls,” head coach Christy Baker said. “They’ve all stepped up and played hard and the results now speak for themselves.”

    Washington County 18 Nelson County 0

  • Mackville Boosters

    Hi everybody! It was a rainy day in Georgia, I mean Kentucky, but that didn’t dampen our spirits.  Thirty-six boosters enjoyed a very good meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and a delicious ice cream cake for dessert.

    We played Bingo. We had four cover-all winners. They were Helen Garhart, Kim Adkins, Angela Arnold and June Shewmaker. 

    Libby Stava offered prayers for our health concerns and bereaved. Those are Rosemary Devine, Gary Scott, Lisa Dean, Peggy Carey, Emogene Matherly and John Milton Jr.

  • 5/31 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications