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Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Evan Mattingly

    Evan Mattingly was 3 years old when he joined his first T-ball team. His father, Jim, was “a big baseball fan,” and with Evan’s older brother, Luke, set to play on their father’s team, Evan naturally wanted to join.

    And from that point on, Evan was hooked on baseball.

    “My dad got me into it, and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.

  • Drury falls in area tourney semifinals

    This past weekend, the Washington County tennis team took part in the annual Heartland Conference tournament at Campbellsville High School. Three individuals from WC played in singles matches, with junior Chase Drury picking up the squad’s lone win in the event.

    After receiving the second seed in the tournament and a bye in the first round, Drury was victorious in his second-round match against Marion County’s Hank Hardin, winning in straights sets (6-3, 6-1).

  • Beer sales at Main Street festivals approved

    Beer can now be sold at Springfield Main Street festivals, pending clearance from the Kentucky League of Cities.

    This development occurred during last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting.

    Springfield Main Street Director Nell Haydon brought the request to the council, and a motion to do so was passed unanimously.

  • 'Happy Days' at CKCT, much more on the way

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre is in the middle of the musical “Happy Days,” but the group is already looking ahead to its new season. 

    According to Mark Colbenson, the theatre’s new managing director, it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and will bring back some “old favorites.”

    Included in the upcoming schedule is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Nunsense.”

  • Green Festival upcoming

    Now in its third year, the Green Festival will be coming back to Springfield on April 30, to both entertain and educate people about sustainable living.

    According to Sister Claire McGowan of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future, the purpose of the festival is to help people experience the various ways “a community can become more sustainable.”

  • Commanders improve to 4-0 in district play

    The Washington County Commanders (12-5, 4-0) found mixed results in their return from spring break, winning their first two games against Nelson County and Boyle County before losing to Green County and Bullitt East to finish last week 2-2.

     

    Green County/Bullitt East

    WC finished last week off on a low note, losing to both the Green County Dragons (7-8) and the Bullitt East Chargers (11-5).

  • WC softball goes on four-game tear

    The Washington County Commanderettes (10-8, 3-2) returned from spring break last week and immediately accomplished something they hadn’t done all season: win four straight games.

  • Idle Hour Park celebrates 40-year anniversary

    The year was 1976.

    The nation was celebrating its bicentennial, a dollar had more than four times the buying power it does today, and the tech giant Apple was formed.

    But here in Springfield, a plot of land was christened as Idle Hour Park, a place for all to use. 

    Idle Hour Park is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and you can be part of it. 

  • Woman dies after tractor accident

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    A Willisburg woman who was the victim of a tractor accident on April 9 has passed away.

     

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements received word from the Jefferson County Coroner Wednesday evening, April 13, that Julie Robinson, 25, was taken off life support and died.

     

  • Coyle Lane closed

    A voiceless public hearing made way to a stretch of road in Washington County being closed pending a contingency is met.

    No one spoke up during the public forum regarding the closing procedure of an 856-foot stretch of Coyle Lane during fiscal court’s Monday morning meeting. The court voted to close the road, provided a portion of it is deeded to the county.