Today's News

  • Borkowski inks free agent deal with Atlanta Braves

    Steven Borkowski became the second player from the 2015 Patriot Baseball team to sign a Major League Baseball contract when he signed a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Braves.  

    It wasn’t that long ago when former Patriot Baseball pitcher John Werner was drafted in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Borkowski joins his teammate as the second from last year’s squad and the fourth from the Mid-South Conference.

  • It just runs in the family

    The family that runs together stays together.

    That’s one way to put it when you’re talking about Sheila and Tobe Yankey, along with their daughter, Claudette Herald.

    Recently, the three of them ran in The Great Buffalo Chase 5k in Frankfort. That’s where each placed second in their age division. In fact, the three of them have run as a group in a couple of 5ks during the last two months.  

    It should come as no surprise because running has been in the family’s blood for years.

  • WCHS golf team readies for season

    The Washington County High School golf squad is just a week away from teeing off, and they’re already getting into the swing of things.

    Head coach Bobby Bartholomai said the team’s goal, this year, as it is every year, is for players to practice and improve their game, which is something they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

    “If you want to improve in golf you have to practice outside of playing,” Bartholomai said. “And that’s what I hope to instill in them.”

  • Waters longest active housing commissioner in state

    For more than half a century, Allen Darnell Waters has been giving a hand to the less fortunate by helping provide affordable and safe housing in Springfield.

    Waters, 85, a commissioner of the Springfield Housing Commission, recently received a South East Regional Conference award for being the longest serving commissioner in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    “I’ve been on there give or take a little time, 55 years,” Waters said.  

  • Manton Music Jam on Sunday

    Bring your lawn chair, and come on down for an evening of “fun-filled entertainment.”

    That’s the message that co-organizer Bobby Smith is spreading about this year’s Manton Music Jam, which will take place on Sunday, July 26, from noon to dusk this year.

    In its 11th year, the Manton Music Jam has become known around the area as a must-attend event for local music enthusiasts.

    This is no more evident than in the growth the jamboree has seen since its inception in 2005.

  • Tractor mysteriously disappears

    A tractor has recently gone missing, and there are no clues to where it might be, according to Sheriff Jerry Pinkston.

    The Ford 4000 Special Utility farm tractor is owned by Willisburg resident Nancy Settles and has a red primer hood, white round fenders with Armstrong rear tires and a radio mounted in the front of the steering wheel.

  • Grider goes to Germany to study engineering

    Bob Grider knew he wanted to study abroad. The only problem was figuring out the logistics of making it happen.

    Originally from Washington County, Grider chose to study mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech University after graduating high school in 2011. As a sophomore, he tried to find a way to transfer to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland but was unsuccessful in this quest.

    After this disappointment, Grider reluctantly accepted the fact that he wouldn’t get his chance to study abroad.

  • Pastor makes plea for law change

    The Rev. Cal Adams of Temple Baptist Church was present at last week’s city council meeting to make a case to overturn the recently passed amendment to the ABC ordinance that allows Springfield’s businesses to sell alcohol on Sundays.

    The first reading of the amendment was held at the Tuesday, June 9, regularly scheduled meeting, and it was passed at a special-called meeting on Tuesday, June 23. It was passed with a vote of 5-1, with council member Bob Goodlett as the only dissenting vote.

  • Sagrecy and Shelton reel in first

    Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton traveled to compete against Taylor and Marion counties in a bass fishing tournament.

    And they won first place.

    According to Tim Messer, Washington County High School’s bass fishing coach, Sagrecy and Shelton beat out 12 other boats in the tourney with a combined catch of 9.65 pounds.

  • Girls prepare for long season ahead

    As the summer months begin to warm up, so does the Washington County High School gym.
    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has begun its training for the fall season under the leadership of first-year head coach Casey Mudd.  

    “I am excited,” Mudd said. “I’ve got just a really really good group of girls.”

    Mudd, who was an assistant coach for the last three years, said the team has lost a lot of experience but will still be leaving its mark in the district this year.