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Today's News

  • Coach pitch play at Idle Hour Park

    Washington County coach pitch baseball and softball teams have been slugging it out on the diamond this summer. Here are a few photos from some recent action.

  • WCHS volleyball starts the Scifres era

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    “Total commitment, no excuses” - that’s the philosophy of new Washington County head volleyball coach Curt Scifres, who is excited to take the reigns of the Commanderettes and, as he said, hopefully put a lot of wins on the board.

  • Wheelchair-bound man rescued from house fire

    A fire in a bedroom of a Springfield house Friday evening has left a local family homeless.

    The home of Kenneth and Michelle Thompson of 202 Commercial Ave. was damaged by a fire that began on a bed, according to Jim Logsdon of the Springfield Fire Department.

  • County prepares for a summer of road work

    It's that time of the year again, when the weather is ideal for resurfacing and patching roads in Washington County. At its meeting held on Friday, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to enter into a standard county road aid agreement with the state.

  • What's with those purple boxes?Fighting the Ash Borer war

    What’s purple, glittery and is perched high up in trees? No, that’s not the setup for a punch line – that’s what some passersby in Washington County have been asking for the past few months as they have noticed several of the mysterious boxes along county roads. The boxes are really traps set out to catch the emerald ash borer; an insect that infests and destroys ash trees.

  • 4-H'ers attend leadership conference

    Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference is the annual leadership conference for high school 4-H members.  This year’s conference took place June 14–17 on the University of Kentucky campus.

  • Springfield native, husband killed in motorcycle accident

    A Springfield native and her husband have died after their motorcycle crashed Monday morning about one-half mile south of Westview, Ky., on Highway 79/259 in Breckinridge County.

  • Scout tobacco fields

    Blue mold is still being reported in North Carolina, but is not thought to be active elsewhere in the United States. For Kentucky, the threat from blue mold is low at this time. The weather has been unfavorable for disease development, and should remain this way during the week of June 21. Still, growers should scout fields regularly and be prepared to act if the disease is found.

  • Local man attacked by black bear

    Tim Scott is an experienced hiker, but on Sunday afternoon, he experienced something completely unexpected when he was attacked by a black bear along a trail in the Red River Gorge. In fact, Scott experienced the first recorded attack by a bear on a person in modern times, according to a report issued by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Scott, 56, of Springfield, was hiking along the Gray’s Arch trail near the Wolfe-Menifee county lines in Eastern Kentucky around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He said he was in the area with his wife and son, as well as his dog.

  • Springfield Independence Day Celebration is tonight

    The 11th annual Springfield Independence Day Celebration will take place tonight, Friday, July 2. The festivities start at 6 p.m. when the food booths open. At 6:15 p.m., the Best Decorated Dog contest takes place on the front lawn of the 1816 Courthouse, followed by the Best Decorated Bike contest at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners.

    The parade starts at 7 p.m., with Larry and Mary Elliott serving as the grand marshals. The Elliotts are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, portraying Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln respectively.