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Today's News

  • State grants city $800,000 for museum

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his entire staff to Springfield on Thursday for the announcement of an $800,000 grant for the construction of a transportation museum that will be located on Police Drive.

    City officials are now hashing out the details of the museum, but it will maintain a theme that focuses on transportation in the area and throughout the state. They city of Springfield’s contribution will be the roughly $200,000 piece of land where construction will soon begin for the million-dollar project.

  • Move-in schedule set at WCHS

    The move-in schedule into the new Washington County High School has officially been set and students and staff will take over the new facility later this month.

    After several delays and months of prep work trying to get the building ready to hold classes this school year, Superintendent Robin Cochran announced late last week that school will indeed be in session at the new facility in January.

    The final day for students this semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, with students being released at noon.

  • New pipeline in the works

    On the heels of a victory for local community members fighting to keep the Bluegrass Pipeline from passing through central Kentucky, another project has been proposed that residents fear could bring the same, or even greater, risks.

    A public forum was held last Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s (ECTC) Springfield campus, and several people expressed concerns over the most recent proposal.

  • Encore: Holiday performances to entertain

    With the holiday season in full gear and Christmas just 15 days away, Springfield has no shortage of activities going on – including festive performances being hosted by the Central Kentucky Community Theatre.

    According to William Davis, managing artistic director of the theatre, “A Princess Tea” will be held on Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Old Louisville Store building.

  • Bypass to get water line extension

    A new project involving the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission was approved at Monday night’s city council meeting, and it will be a benefit to a pair of schools in the area.

    The water company’s rural development water line extension project will consist of a new water line being installed along the bypass. The line will extend from the intersection at Lincoln Park Road to the intersection at St. Catharine College.

  • News briefs 12/10

    Ongoing

    Bell Ringers Needed
    Washington County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas kettle fundraising campaign. If you would like to volunteer, please call Tiffany Wheatley at Washington County Community Action at (859) 336-7766 or call Jim Logsdon at (859) 336-1266. The shifts will be two hours in length. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • SCC men’s basketball picks up two wins

    The Patriot men’s basketball team got off to a slow start, but they are beginning to hit their stride winning two out of their last three. They picked up two big wins last week on the road, including their first conference victory in five tries. The Patriots, 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-South, picked up wins against Wilberforce (Ohio) and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) last week.

    Wilberforce University

  • WCHS sharp shooters compete in BearCat Open

    Arrows hit their targets with dry and piercing snaps as the Washington County High School archery team took to the road to shoot at the Anderson County High School BearCat Open on Dec. 6.

    According to www.nasptournaments.org, the group that scored the event, though Washington County High School did not place in the top six standings of the tournament, several WCHS female archers performed exceptionally well in the high school division.

    Sophomore shooter Erin Taylor placed 11 out of 62 in the high school division with a score of 270.

  • Comanderettes lose three

    Let the season begin.

    The Washington County Comanderettes opened their season slow, putting three solid losses on their record when they fell to the Western Hills Lady Wolverines (2-0), the Taylor County Lady Cardinals (3-0) and the Boyle County Lady Rebels (2-0).

    After a discouraging 73-40 loss to the Lady Wolverines on Dec. 1, the

    Comanderettes jumped in the fight against the Lady Cardinals the next day.

    They fell 52-31 and 70-53 against the Lady Rebels on Dec. 6.

  • Commanders go 0-2 to open play

    The Washington County Commanders had a rough start to their season when they dropped two consecutive games to the Green County Dragons (1-2) and the Taylor County Cardinals (3-0) last week.

    Despite coming within inches of taking the lead in the fourth quarter, the Commanders fell to the Dragons 78-53 when they failed to score for nearly five minutes due to what Washington County head Coach Bernard Smalley attributed as unforced turnovers.

    Smalley said there was no pressure and that they made mistakes.
    But he remained positive Monday afternoon.