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Today's News

  • Next step for Robertson building

    A presentation was held on Main Street last Thursday for the awarding of the $780,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city of Springfield for renovations to the Robertson Building.

    The building, which was built more than 100 years ago and is included on the National Register of Historic Places, was gifted to the city in 2011 and funding for the renovation of the property was recently finalized.

  • Time to join or rejoin 4-H is now

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization.

    This week, many Washington County students may have picked up an enrollment form to join or rejoin 4-H for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Each fall, youth must fill out a 4-H enrollment form indicating what activities or clubs they wish to participate in for the coming year.

    Enrollment forms may be returned to the extension office or to homeroom teachers to be picked up by 4-H.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: In their footsteps

    The first time JoHanna Spalding saw her sister, Shelby, play volleyball, she was hooked. She was captivated by how quickly the ball moved from player to player, but she was especially fascinated by the hitting. That was definitely what stuck out the most.

    But even if she had not been awestruck by the game at first sight, it’s safe to say that she would have pursued the sport anyway. Shelby played, and that was the most important aspect for JoHanna.

  • SCC wrestling attends national conference

    Over the past three days, the St. Catharine College wrestling coaching staff, head coach Spencer Adams, assistant coach Gary Canter and graduate assistant Brandon Sellers, attended the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    The coaching staff took the trip to in order to enhance their coaching skills by working with coaches from across the United States.

    This NWCA conference hosts about 300 college coaches across the nation from NCAA Division I, II and III, along with teams from the NJCAA, NAIA and the NCWA.

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top advocate for football

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.

  • Jimmie Reed is state's top advocate for football

    Peter W. Zubaty
    LCNI News Service

    A Springfield native sits at the center of the high school football universe in Kentucky, still serving as one of the sport’s chief advocates decades after he hung up his coaching whistle.

    Jimmie Reed, 62, who attended St. Joe Prep in Bardstown until its 1968 closing, finished up high school at Washington County before playing on a football scholarship for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, despite missing his senior high school season because of a knee injury.

  • WC golf ready to start season

    Head coach Bobby Bartholomai is sure of one thing as his Washington County High School golf teams get their seasons underway: it’s going to be a fun year

    “This group is really a respectful group of kids,” Bartholomai said. “They pay attention. They listen. They take instruction well. Having a group like this is just a great thing for a coach.”
    Bartholomai’s teams will consist of eight boys and three girls.

  • PHOTOS: African-American Heritage Festival
  • Man found dead in car on Booker Road

    A man was found dead in his vehicle early Friday morning at the parking lot of the Springfield reservoir on Booker Road, according to a report released by the Kentucky State Police.

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was first on the scene some time after 8:30 a.m., after a resident in the area reported seeing what appeared to be a body inside the car.

  • Home-grown potato and onion storage tips

    If you are trying to get your fall garden started, you have probably run into a problem.  

    You need to harvest your onions and potatoes but now wonder what in the world you are going to do with them to keep them from spoiling before you eat them.

    Well, you are not alone. I have the same problem. I usually store them as best as I can and take my losses, but there are some things that can be done to increase the storage time for these vegetables.

    With potatoes, there is one thing to keep in mind.