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Today's News

  • Cops find marijuana during traffic stop

    A routine traffic stop of a vehicle running a stop sign led to a drug-related arrest last week for Springfield police.

    Officers Nathan Phillips and John Hall were on patrol just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when they observed a red 2001 Ford run a stop sign on KY 555 in the city limits. The officers stopped the vehicle, and according to a report completed by Phillips, Phillips and Hall noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and got permission to search the vehicle. Before they could conduct the search, the officers got a confession.

  • Bears advance to title game while other Blake Hoppes teams finish seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The final week of the regular season of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League found some teams closing out their seasons and others preparing for playoffs.

    Last Tuesday in Lebanon, the K-2 Springfield Bengals lost 36-12 to the Lebanon Dolphins. The 3rd-4th grade Springfield Patriots lost to the Lebanon Cowboys by a score of 19-6. The loss dropped the Pats to 1-3 on the season.

  • City buys five new police cruisers

    The Springfield Police Department’s officers are about to be riding in style after the purchase of five new 2010 Dodge Chargers. The action was approved by the Springfield City Council at its Oct. 12 meeting. Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong told the council the new vehicles are needed because the cost of repairs to the current fleet keeps mounting.

  • Patriots prevail in six ‘Super Saturday’ games

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday was a huge day for St. Catharine College athletics, as the Patriots were at home to play two volleyball matches, two soccer games and two baseball games. And the day was Patriot-perfect as the home team won every contest. But they were only able to do so because of some last-second heroics in the men’s soccer match that gave them a 3-2 win in overtime.

    Volleyball

  • Commanders top Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanders improved their overall record to 7-0 and 1-0 in district standings with a 42-24 victory over Fort Knox Friday night. WC allowed a season-high 24 points in the game, but the Commander defense held the Eagles to just three points in the second half.

    Qwan Turner racked up 243 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns, and quarterback Trae Abell scored two TDs of his own as all six WC scores came from the ground attack.

  • Springfield will not get a new GM dealership; Franklin family buys Bardstown dealership

    After more than 90 years being owned by the same family, Wilson Bros. Buick-Chevrolet has a new owner and name. Now Franklin Family Chevrolet-Buick, the business at 120 W. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown, belongs to the Franklin family as of this month.

  • Teen Leadership members learn about health services

    On Oct. 11, the Teen Leadership Washington County class of 2011 had the unique and exciting opportunity to learn about health services within the county. For us, it was a hands-on learning experience, not just another day in the classroom.

  • Sheriff and jailer incumbents face opposition Nov. 2

    Crime is one of the hot issues in the Nov. 2 general election in Washington County and the future of law enforcement in the area depends on who comes out on top.

    Sheriff

    Jim Crouch

  • County extends One Call service

    As the Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning, Judge-Executive John Settles presented the court with a contract to extend the county’s service with the One Call telephone service. The service is used to call county residents with land lines with important information or inform citizens in case of an emergency.

  • Nitrate poisoning is a concern

    The dry weather in many areas of Kentucky has increased concerns about nitrate poisoning in livestock consuming warm season grasses as pasture, crop residue, hay, silage, or baleage. Warm season annual forages (corn, sorghum-sudangrass, millet, etc…) have the highest potential for nitrate poisoning.