Today's News

  • Teen pleads guilty in 2007 fatal crash case

    A Springfield teenager who was charged after a one-vehicle crash left his passenger dead has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, but won’t spend any time in jail.

    Michael A. Barnett, 20, of 111 Mayes Ave. in Springfield appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Records from Barnett’s appearance were only recently made available at the Taylor County Courthouse.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, the crash occurred at about 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2007, on U.S. 68.

  • Drop off exhibits for county fair

    The Washington County Fair will be Oct. 2-4 at the Senior Citizen Center.  Exhibits can be dropped off Friday, Oct. 2 from 2:30 till 6 p.m.  Oct. 3 exhibits are open to the public for viewing 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Oct. 4 Farm Toy Model competition will be set up from 10-11 a.m. Displays are open to the public till 3 p.m.  

    Catalogs can be picked up at the Washington County Extension Office.  For more information call Krista Thompson (859) 284-5524.

  • Flu shots available from county health department

    The dreaded flu bug. It seems like it’s everywhere, and chances are good that you’ll run into it some time this year. But the first line of defense against the nasty virus is to get your annual flu shot.

    The Washington County Health Department has been administering the vaccine for a couple of weeks and has already given around 300 doses, which according to Rod Mattingly, a community health educator for the Washington County Health Department, is a conservative estimate.

  • Consider benefits of cover crops for gardens

    If you don’t normally plant a fall cover crop on your vegetable garden, you should seriously consider it. There are many benefits of fall cover crops of which I will discuss in this article.

    When you plant a fall cover crop, you eliminate many of the summer annual weeds from seeding, thus killing millions of future seedlings from germinating next spring and summer (how many weeds are going to seed right now in your garden?).

  • Commanderettes fight for district positioning

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After two winning matches on the road, the Washington County Commanderettes hit their home hardwood last Thursday night against the Bethlehem Banshees for a district match-up that could have a big impact on district pairings.

  • Local community declared most sustainable in Kentucky

    Washington County Judge Executive John Settles and Springfield Mayor John Cecconi have declared their rural community “the greenest, most sustainable rural community in Kentucky.”  The official joint proclamation, approved this week by the county Fiscal Court and the City Council, will be publicly read from the main stage on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. between the opening concerts of the Harvest Festival in Springfield.

  • UK ticket scam has local victims

    Rick Downs never played basketball at the University of Kentucky, but a former Wildcat basketball star is being accused of making a steal, and then a fast break with his money.

  • Soccer Pats keep battling

    SCC Sports Information

    In college soccer action last week the St. Catharine College men won one and lost one to bring their record to 4-2 for the season. At home Sunday they fell to Shawnee State (Ohio) 1-0. On Saturday the Patriots downed visiting Ohio Christian University 2-0.

    The 1-1 week left Paul Patton’s team with a 4-2 record as they ready themselves for Mid-South Conference play that starts Saturday with a game at West Virginia Tech.

  • From Left Field

    Did you see that?

    Sometimes there are moments in sports when everything comes together and makes our jobs worth every second we spend on the field, beside the court or behind the desk.

    This past Friday night, the football Commanders traveled to Lincoln County. While there have been signs of life in the WC offense this year, their 0-3 start had some questioning the team.

  • Social news and events


    Osbourne: It's a girl!

    Sydney Kathryn Osbourne

    Tara and James Osbourne of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 15, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Sydney Kathryn weighed 8 pounds, 3 1/4 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    Baker: It's a boy!

    James Dalton Baker

    Sara and James Baker of Lancaster announce the birth of their son at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at the Fort Logan Hospital.