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Today's News

  • Nelson County woman found

    UPDATE: According to a report from The Kentucky Standard, Ball has been found safe.

  • Jets Over Kentucky is next week

    Whoosh!

    The sound of jet engines will fill the air when approximately 200 people come to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly in the 13th annual Jets Over Kentucky next week.

    According to the event’s organizer, Lewis ‘The General” Patton, it’s expected to be the largest remote controlled jet show he’s put on to date.

    “We are very satisfied,” Patton said. “This is the world’s largest jet event.”

  • Behind the scenes at Idle Hour Park

    Everyone in Springfield knows the name Idle Hour Park. Little League is played there, Washington County High School plays many of their sports there, and community members enjoy walks around the track or days on the playground with their kids there.

    People who visit the park see well-kept fields and an overall clean environment. But keeping it that way isn’t a small task, something park director Bernard Smalley knows all too well.

    “We do what we can out here, I think we do a good job with what we have,” he said.

  • When seconds count

    “Emergency 911, where is your emergency, what is your county?’”

    No matter what time of day or what day of the week, dispatchers at the Springfield Police Department are on standby, waiting to help you during your time of need. 

    E-911 Captain Francisco Vazquez, who’s been working as a dispatcher for 16 years, said someone is always on duty – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each person works a 12-hour shift for three days a week, followed by a four-hour shift. 

  • Be prepared for disasters

    Washington County had a brush with disaster when high winds struck the area last week causing damage to structures and blocking roadways.

    Kevin Devine, the director of Washington County’s Office of Emergency Management, said the storm was an eye-opener for how fast things can turn sour.

  • 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.

  • Experience abounds on WC volleyball team

     

    After practicing all summer, Washington County volleyball coach John Rogers and his Commanderette team are ready to get on the court against a real opponent.

    “I think they’re ready to start playing somebody else,” Rogers said.

    Washington County hosted Central Hardin this past week in a scrimmage to prepare for the start of the regular season, and Rogers said he liked what he saw from his squad.

  • 7/5/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Accepting Used Sporting Equipment

    Springfield Presbyterian Church Mission Store, Heavenly Treasures, is accepting used sporting equipment to be donated to needy children. Donations may be dropped off at the store on East Main Street in Springfield, next door to the church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

     

    Summer Feeding Program

  • 6/28 briefs

    Ongoing

    Accepting Used Sporting Equipment

    Springfield Presbyterian Church Mission Store, Heavenly Treasures, is accepting used sporting equipment to be donated to needy children. Donations may be dropped off at the store on East Main Street in Springfield, next door to the church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

     

    Summer Feeding Program

  • School board saves money by switching insurance carriers

    The Washington County Board of Education switched insurance carriers June 19 and pocketed a hefty savings for taxpayers.

    After receiving bids from insurance companies, the board chose to take the lowest bidders for property and liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, a fidelity bond and base plan for all students plus catastrophes.