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Today's News

  • Drug problem on the rise in Springfield

    “Springfield is a quintessential small town in America,” Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said. “But like all other towns in this great country, we have our problems like everybody else.”

    The problems the chief of police is talking about include a rising amount of drugs in the community. In fact, he said the illicit substances are getting more plentiful and cheaper.

    “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, and this is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Smith said. 

  • The thin blue line

    The city of Springfield is fighting to keep police officers on its streets as other local departments are offering more money for the same job.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, the city has lost officers in the past to other agencies and could possibly lose more in the near future.

    “It’s hard to keep and recruit good officers,” Smith said.

  • 9/13/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Fair Books Available

    Washington County Fair books are now available.  They can be picked up at the following locations: Washington County Extension Office, Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, or contact Krista Thompson at (859) 481-5768.

     

    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.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Mackville fall festival's future uncertain

    The Mackville Harvest-Homecoming Festival has brought delight to people all over the county, but this year the event was put on hold. 

    The festival, which was scheduled to take place over this past weekend, was not held, and the decision to do so was not because of money or interest, but a lack of help. 

  • Lebanon man and woman plead not guilty in hit-and-run case

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.

    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • Thanked with a kiss

    For more than 20 years, residents in Washington County have enjoyed an annual rabies clinic to help get their furry loved ones the vaccinations they need.

    And this year was no exception.

    Washington County Fiscal Court hosted the annual clinic Thursday afternoon with the help of local veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb.

    Webb, who’s been involved with the clinic for 10 years, said any mammal can contract rabies.

    Theoretically, even a whale could contract rabies, and that means you, too.

  • Golfers win fourth straight

     

    Satterly, Taylor and Yates might sound like a law firm, but it’s actually just the names of Washington County’s top three golfers, Grant Satterly, Landon Taylor and Drew Yates.

    Each has shined for the Commanders this season, and each led the team to a win over a three-day span this past week.

    Tuesday afternoon brought Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson high schools to Lincoln Homestead State Park. The Commanders won the match 166-188 over Bethlehem, while Thomas Nelson only fielded two golfers and did not post a team score.

  • Dawson sets school record with six TDs in 55-37 win

     

    After a tough loss last week, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy said this week’s game against Thomas Nelson was a bounce-back game for his team.

    And bounce back they did.

    The Commanders topped the Generals 55-37 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.

  • 9/6/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    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.

     

    Addiction Counseling