Today's News

  • Hardin calls it a career with county


    Steve Hardin said there are things he will miss about being Washington County’s jailer, but elections are not one of those things.

    “No, not at all,” he said with a laugh.

    Hardin has been elected five times, and he’s been working in the law enforcement field for more than 27 years, with some of that as a deputy jailer, but the majority as the elected jailer.

    What he will miss is the people he has worked with over the years.

  • African-American Heritage Festival is Friday


    One of Springfield’s biggest events is about to take place once again.

    The 14th annual African-American Heritage Festival will take place Friday, and city officials are gearing up for a night filled with entertainment and education.

    Springfield Main Street Director Nell Haydon said this year’s event is entitled “Distinguished African-American Women,” and celebrates women of the community and region.

  • St. Catharine Farm rooted in mission of Dominican Sisters


    The land surrounding the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse has been farmed since 1822.

    In the beginning, the sisters farmed the verdant hills to feed the community and the students they taught.

    Today, the farm is tended by a farm manager and a part-time farm hand who primarily raise beef cattle.

    At the heart of the farm’s mission is to promote sustainable farming practices and provide quality beef for the sisters and consumers alike, said Danny Spalding, farm manager.

  • Community VBS held at Idle Hour Park


    Kyle Yankey has been hearing a calling for some time now to conduct a community-wide vacation bible school in Washington County, and this past week, he and others have answered that calling.

    A community-wide vacation bible school took place at Idle Hour Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.

  • No sibling rivalry in Taylor family


    Kayleen Taylor loves to bake, and that’s not anything new for her.

    Last year, she said, she baked some pies and sold them. There was no real purpose for that baking, it was just something she enjoyed doing.

    This year, however, her baking has been backed with a purpose.

    Kaylean, a 13-year-old who will be an 8th grader at St. Dominic, has made blackberry cobblers to help her younger brother’s baseball team.

  • Keeping the 'Mean Man' away

    With my arm draped around my almost 5-year-old grandson, I draw him close as he munches on his cheese burger. We’re nestled in a booth at his favorite fast food restaurant.

    Then, his question: “PopPop, you won’t let any mean man get me, will you?” 

    I know why he asks.

  • Taylor is tops as Commanders cruise to victory

    The Washington County boys’ golf team continued its winning ways at My Old Kentucky Home State Park last week.

    The Commanders took on host Bethlehem High School on Wednesday, and Landon Taylor led the way with the low score of the event as he shot a 38 to lead his team to a win.

    Overall, Washington County won the match 170-181.

    Drew Yates was close behind Taylor, shooting a 40, and carding the second-best score in the match. Grant Satterly shot a 45, and Logan Wilson shot a 47.

  • 8/23/17 Briefs


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.


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  • Interpreting dreams

    “Be careful what you wear to bed at night; you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.” 

    Unknown author


    I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t, at one time or another, been fascinated by dreams. I’ve gone through periods when I dreamed a lot and other times when I’ve hardly dreamed at all. Lately I’ve been dreaming almost nonstop, so I decided to do a little research and write a column on the subject. 

  • Cards make a clean sweep, finish second perfect season


    You might say the Little League Cardinals baseball team at Idle Hour Park is in a groove.

    The team just completed its second perfect season, posting a 12-0 regular season record, then winning two games in tournament play to improve to 14-0.

    Coach Scotty Roution’s team also went undefeated last season, winning the regular-season and tournament championships.

    Repeating as champs is never an easy accomplishment, and Roution said he didn’t expect it going into this season.