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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Schoolyard meets barnyard
  • SCC to host premiere

    April 21 will be a special day for Springfield, as the local community will play host to numerous guests, including Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear, for a sneak peek at the documentary, “Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection.”

    The film will air on KET in May, but Springfield will get an early look, thanks in large part to being the hometown of Michael Breeding, who produced and directed the documentary.

  • Drugs stolen in Saturday nursing home robbery

    Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

    According to witnesses, two young, black males entered the east door of the facility and approached the nursing station with one of the men brandishing an apparent pistol. The men ordered nurses to hand over narcotics from their rolling carts, which the nurses complied with. The suspects then fled the area on foot.

  • Absentee voting begins

    The 2014 election season is officially getting revved up and absentee voting for this May’s primaries has begun.

    An absentee ballot application can be requested from Washington County Clerk Glenn Black’s office and applications must be submitted no later than May 13. Completed mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 6 p.m. on Election Day (May 20).

  • Junior Mister is set for this weekend

    This Saturday, there will be 10 contestants on the Washington County High School stage, all vying for the same prize. They will be, among other things, showcasing their most treasured talents.

    One will be dancing a ballet to “I Hope You Dance” while another sings “Wrecking Ball.” But no matter what they do, one thing is for sure: these Junior Mister participants will not be able to match the charm of their Distinguished Young Woman counterparts.

  • Kutter recognized at national competition

    Mary Kutter is a familiar name to many in the Washington County area.

    She graduated from Washington County High School in 2010 as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA, was the WCHS Marching Band field commander for the two years the band won the KMEA State Championship and she has coordinated and performed in the Relay for Life Concert for Hope the last three years.

  • Ballard embracing new role at ECTC

    Dr. Sarah Ballard is closely watching the development of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Springfield Campus.

    As the facility’s new administrative coordinator, that’s her job. She’s responsible for the overall management of the full-service campus, including course and program scheduling, traditional and non-traditional student recruitment, advising and counseling, budget and personnel and marketing, among many other duties.  

    “It feels like everything,” she joked.   

  • Blood drive opportunities

    Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and become part of its ever-growing family tree; join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause.

    “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” Tim Ryerson, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region said. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

  • News briefs 4/9

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus

  • 4-H news

    This weekend began the lawn-mowing season in many neighborhoods in Washington County.

    As families begin this spring and summer ritual, there are several considerations that should be made concerning children being around lawn mowers. According to healthychildren.org, each year, many children are injured severely by lawn mowers. Power mowers can be especially dangerous. However, following these safety guidelines can prevent most lawn mower-related injuries.