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Today's News

  • New US 150 bypass opens


    Almost two years to the day after the new Springfield Northwest Bypass was officially let for bidding and examination by potential contractors, the road was opened with a small ceremony Monday morning.
    The new road took 210 working days to complete, and came at a cost of $12,375,230.76. It covers a stretch of 3.48 miles and connects the existing US 150 near St. Catharine College to KY 555 on the east end of Springfield.

  • Man faces 244 counts of sexual abuse of a child

     

  • City budget recommendations made before first reading


    The first reading of the Springfield city budget will be a balanced budget, according to city administrator Laurie Smith.

    Smith told the city council at the regularly scheduled meeting on May 10 that the budget committee has accomplished a balanced budget while making some changes and conservatively estimating revenue.
    The recommendations the budget committee presented before the first reading included laying off two city workers in favor of several part-time or seasonal workers.

  • Local heart recipient meets donor’s family


    A healthy heart is the size of a fist.
    Joey Smith’s old heart was large enough to fill the bottom of a one-gallon pail.

  • SCC to hold camp in Nelson County


    The St. Catharine College baseball team will hold its annual baseball camp at Dean Watts Park in Bardstown on June 14 and 16.

    The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day. It is for players age six years and older.
    The camp will be conducted by St. Catharine head assistant coach Terry Davis, along with other Patriot assistants, Bryan Allan and Travis Adams, and members of the 2011 Patriot team.
    The camp will emphasize hitting fielding and throwing.

  • 2011 Patriots enter baseball record books


    As a team, the 2011 St. Catharine College Patriots were able to give coach Luther Bramblett his ninth consecutive season, in his 10-year tenure, of at least 30 wins, as they finished at 31-26-1. Along the way, many of the Bat Pats entered the record books by setting single-season marks and new career records.

  • Tennis teams finish at region


    The girls’ and boys’ tennis team seasons drew to a close over the weekend, as both finished the year without sending anyone to state.

    In boys’ action, Wes Young and Stewart Young lost their doubles match 6-0, 6-0.
    Jordan Simpson and Chris Carrico also lost 6-0, 6-0.
    In girls’ action, Jessica Brady lost her singles match 6-0, 6-0.
    In doubles play, Haylee Kimes and Erica Walker lost 6-0, 6-0.

  • Commanderettes bounce back


    Washington County begins district tournament play at 7:30 p.m. on Monday when it faces Bethlehem at Idle Hour Park.
    The winner of that game will play in the finals on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

    Admission of $5 will be charged at the gate.

  • Commanders blast district opponents


    The Commanders begin district tournament play on Tuesday, when they face Bethlehem at 5:30 p.m. at Idle Hour Park. The winner of that game will play in the finals on Wednesday. Admission of $5 will be charged at the gate.

    Washington County vs. LaRue County
    Score:
    8-0 LaRue County
    When: Friday, May 13
    Where: Tom Bystrek Field
    Game highlights: The Commanders (18-10) couldn’t get the bats going against region opponent LaRue County (21-6).

  • Track teams dazzle at Heartland


    It seems the Washington County High School track team is peaking at the right time.

    One meet remains before state, the regional at Central Hardin on Thursday, and the Commanders used last week’s Heartland Athletic Conference meet as a tune-up.
    “This has been our best overall performance in the HAC meet in my tenure,” track head coach Paul Bodenhamer said. “Both the boys and the girls scored points in excess of previous years.”