Today's News

  • Two indicted in hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • There's a new game in town

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    If you’ve ever thought there wasn’t anything to do in Washington County, you may not be alone. Now, however, there’s a new activity available for people of all ages and abilities.

    Disc golf is an outdoor activity that is gaining popularity around the nation, and Bobby Bartholomai is well aware of that fact.

    Bartholomai is the PGA golf pro and park manager at Lincoln Homestead State Park, and he has recently created a disc golf course on the park’s property.

  • Commanderettes top Nelson for first win

    Washington County made quick work of Nelson County Monday night, picking up its first volleyball win of the season.

    Getting out of the gate with a pair of losses might be concerning to some coaches, but John Rogers knew his team was playing some top-level competition early on as they faced two of the better teams in the 5th Region.

  • Bourbon archeology exhibit to open Friday at opera house

    The Phil Simms Museum in downtown Springfield will be transformed for one month, starting Sept. 1 when the Bourbon Archeologist – Nicolas Laracuente – comes to town.

    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, the museum will be the Bourbon Archeology Exhibit, and it will host a number of free events in September.

    “It’s a really well-laid out exhibit,” she said.

  • Sisters start awarenees campaign

    The sisters at St. Catharine Motherhouse are working to educate the public on human trafficking, gun violence and more.

    The sisters, who invite the public to join them, discussed human trafficking and how it affects Kentucky last week.
    Sisters Juanita Carrigan, Rose Marie Cummins and Terry Wasinger are members of a committee at the motherhouse called Just Peace Action Committee.

    “We wanted our sisters to get really involved with things that happen,” Wasinger said.

  • Cattle auctions hit the web

    With the thick and heavy smell of livestock in the air, and the rolling, silver tongue of an auctioneer, folks at the Washington County Livestock Center have been able to integrate the centuries old art of a cattle auction into the 21st century.

    “They are plum, plum fancy,” Jim Gibson, manager of the internet division at WCLC, yelled at the top of his lungs while talking to a crowd of 50 or more people and to a potential buyer on the phone.

  • Getting started, changing paths, starting over

    By Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service


    Felicia Hazelwood, 41, of Lebanon is on her way to becoming a certified medical assistant and making a better life for herself and her nine-year-old son.

    Kambron Hayden, 19, of Springfield is working part-time at Barber Cabinets while also going to college to earn his industrial maintenance degree.

  • Commanders Conquer Cambpellsville

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    After knocking off Campbellsville High School Saturday night in the Forcht Bank Bowl, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy told his team that 1-0 is a great way to start a season.

    The Commanders hadn’t opened with a win since 2013 when they topped LaRue County 20-7, and they had only done so twice under Sagrecy since his tenure began in 2011, also opening with a win that year.

  • City to destroy and fill in pool

    Nick Schrager


    A Springfield landmark that has become a target for vandalism over the years will be destroyed. 

    The Springfield city pool on Armory Hill, which has been closed since 2008, will be destroyed and filled in over in the coming weeks. In fact, the work has already begun.

    Public Works Director Glenn Mattingly was given to OK by the city council on Aug. 15.

  • The moon casts its shadow

    The first total solar eclipse visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years was visible here Monday afternoon. Kentucky was one of the prime locations to witness the event, and the skies stayed clear for the show. The next total solar eclipse to occur in the United States will be on April 8, 2024, and Kentucky will be close to the line of totality for the event. At left is a composite image of various stages of the eclipse. Se more photos online at www.readthesun.com.