Today's News

  • Small-town homecoming

    Ninie (Glasscock) Hammon left Springfield in 1995 after serving five years as editor, general manager and eventually publisher of The Springfield Sun.

    After 16 years away, Hammon returned to Springfield on Wednesday of last week to sign copies of her books at the Washington County Public Library.
    She’s been quite busy in the last 16 years.
    Currently, she spends most of her time writing.

  • Mackville man dies in auto accident last Tuesday

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville died Tuesday in a fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.
    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.
    Lewis worked at Calumet Farm in Lexington.

  • District lands another $100K

    The Washington County School Board voted to accept a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

    It is the second grant of the same amount to come from the foundation.
    Washington County Public Schools received a similar grant in February to help students prepare for college.
    The school district is just one of 12 in the state to receive the grant, which totals $8.8 million over three years.

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, has been delayed until Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder building in Louisville. 

    Bartley, 43, of Springfield requested his sentencing be rescheduled until around the middle of September.

  • Property tax rates remain the same for city residents

    Tax rates on personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft will remain the same as last year for Springfield city residents.

    The second reading of the ad valorem tax on real and personal property and the ordinance on re-establishing a tax rate on motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft were passed unanimously by the Springfield City Council on Sept. 13 at its regular scheduled meeting.
    Tax rates for real and personal property remain at $.130 per $100 valuation of property assessed for taxation.

  • Jake’s Day at the River

    In the poultry world, a jake is a young turkey.
    On Saturday, a group of children and adults came to River of Life Community Church to celebrate Jake’s Day. These were no turkeys, however.

    Jake’s Day is an educational program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. “Jake’s” stands for “juniors acquiring knowledge, ethics and sportsmanship.”
    The local Wild Turkey Federation sponsored a Jake’s Day event on Saturday at River of Life.

  • Commanderettes drop two last week

    The Washington County High School volleyball team dropped two matches last week.

    On Tuesday of last week, the Commanderettes (6-10) fell 2-0 to John Hardin (8-9) at John Hardin High School. They lost 25-12, 25-15.
    On Thursday, the Commanderettes faced district rival Bethlehem (16-3). They fell 2-0 in that match, as well. Bethlehem advanced 25-13, 25-15.
    Washington County resumes action this weekend at the Purples Classic in Bowling Green.
    They faced LaRue County (8-11) at home on Monday and Nelson County (13-9) at Nelson on Tuesday.

  • St. Dominic Lady Knights on a roll

    The St. Dominic Lady Knights’ seventh grade basketball team is off to a great start with a 6-3 record.

    On Aug. 16, the Knights traveled to St. Catherine in New Haven for the first game of the season and came away with a 23-16 win.
    Bloomfield played host to the Lady Knights on Aug. 18. After leading most of the game, the Knights came up short with a 21-19 loss. The team came up short again on Aug. 22 when they traveled to New Haven Middle School and lost 24-20.

  • SCC men’s soccer drops MSC opener to Lindsey Wilson

    Lindsey Wilson, ranked fourth nationally in the NAIA, broke open a close game Tuesday with four second half goals en route to a 6-0 win over Tom Wolz’ Patriots. The game was played at Nelson County High School.

    Leading 2-0, the Blue Raiders scored five minutes into the second half, and then added three more goals for the final margin. St. Catharine head coach Tim Wolz was not discouraged by the setback that left his team with a 0-3-1 record.

  • SCC women’s soccer splits two close decisions

    Goals were hard to come by last week in college women’s soccer action as the St. Catharine College Patriots split a pair of 1-0 games. Both contests were played at Nelson County High School. Paul Patton’s team fell 1-0 Tuesday against Union College, and won by the same margin Saturday against St. Mary of the Woods (Ind.). The split left the Patriots with a 2-3 slate for the season.