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Today's News

  • Springfield to host state barbeque championship

    Temperatures are usually starting to cool down in early October around Springfield, but things are certain to heat up next year when the third annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival will crown a new Kentucky barbeque champion.

    Dawn Pettus, executive director of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said the local festival’s annual barbeque cook-off has been certified to crown a state champion, as well as some other honors in the barbeque circle.

  • Comedian Keith McGill is next act in chamber's concert series

    Keith McGill is coming back to Springfield.

    McGill, a Louisville native, is a nationally known comedian whose Jan. 24 show will be the fourth in a series of concerts presented by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce at the Opera House.

  • WC girls start season 0-2

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With back-to-back losses to start the season, the Washington County Commanderettes are off to a shaky start.

    The girls opened the season at home hosting Taylor County on Dec. 2.

    The Commanderettes got strong outings from Shay Yocum, Pooh Railey and Lizzy Haydon in the first half, although Taylor County had built a 31-24 lead at the break thanks to some strong post play.

  • Coyle warns farmers to be on guard for attacks

    Farmers should be on guard for attacks on animal agriculture and free trade policies – two issues that could jeopardize their livelihoods, Kentucky Farm Bureau President Marshall Coyle said today in a keynote address at the organization’s 89th annual meeting.

  • 4-H leaf collection results announced

    Congratulations to all of the students who completed a 4-H Forestry leaf collection this year. Over the next few weeks, results from the schools will be listed in the 4-H News along with photos. In today’s news are the results from St. Dominic Elementary.

    St Dominic 4th Grade

  • Patriots fall twice in Georgetown tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots dropped two games last weekend at the Jim Reid Classic played at Georgetown College. On Friday, J.T. Burton’s team lost a 73-59 decision to Aquinas College (Michigan) and Saturday they fell 81-63 to Edward Waters College (Florida). The two setbacks give the Patriots a 1-12 slate with one game remaining in the first semester schedule.

  • Barnett indicted for 2007 fatal crash

    A Springfield teenager has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide stemming from a single-car crash that killed another teen.

    Michael A. Barnett, 19, of 301 Hagan Lane was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68 when Barnett was driving a 2001 Infiniti I30.

    Barnett allegedly lost control of the car, dropped off the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, which caused the car to overturn.

  • From Left Field: O.J.'s instant karma

    O.J.'s instant karma

    If only Bob Starkey could be here for this moment.

  • Rio Grande hangs on to defeat SCC women

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday’s basketball game between the St. Catharine College Patriots and the visiting University of Rio Grande is not one that either coach will want to use as a textbook example of shooting proficiency. St. Catharine shot 26 percent from the field while Rio Grande found the mark just 30 percent of the time.

    But in the end the Red Storm prevailed 56-51 after seeing an 18-point second half lead completely disappear. The win gave Rio Grande a 5-3 record while the Patriots evened their record at 6-6.

  • County invests in safety

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Nov. 24, the Washington County Fiscal Court approved the renewal of the One Call Now contract. One Call Now is a service that lets the county call every county resident with a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency.

    The service includes a mapping feature which allows geographic selection of areas to be notified by telephone in the event of an emergency.