Today's News

  • City avoids playing the Grinch with Christmas party

    As the Christmas holiday season nears, the last thing the Springfield City Council wants to do is play the role of the Grinch, or even Ebenezer Scrooge. But with a tight city budget, the town is having to face some tough decisions concerning expenses, especially what needs to be cut and what will not be cut. At its meeting last Tuesday, the council voted 5-1 to continue the annual Christmas dinner for city employees. But a word of warning was in the air, reminding everyone that this could be the last year of living high on the hog.


  • Suit filed against Care Academy

    An incident that allegedly took place in December of 2006 has now led to a suit against Care Academy Inc., a former Washington County facility for troubled boys.

    Greg Simms, an attorney with Louisville-based Gruner & Simms, PLLC, said he is representing one young boy who claims he was strip searched at the Care Academy in 2006, and he is looking for others who may have suffered the same experience.

  • Tigers slip past Commanders, 24-14

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a hard-fought and emotional loss for the Washington County Commanders Friday night as they lost 24-14 to Bardstown in a district showdown. The Tigers are poised to win the district outright if they can win against Fort Knox this Friday while the Commanders can still secure an opening-round playoff game at home with a defeat of Danville.

    The action got started Friday night as a light drizzle fell onto the field, making for slippery conditions that would play a key factor in the game.

  • Circle of Friends set for Nov. 10 at St. Catharine College

    The Washington County Circle of Friends, the annual event to benefit St. Catharine College, will be held Nov. 10 in the Spalding Student and Community Center. On campus spearheading the fundraiser will be Dan Hans, the new Director of Development.

    “Everyone is working hard to make it the best Circle of Friends we have ever had,” said Hans. “Hal Goode and Bill Robinson (Chairs of the Circle of Friends along with their wives Mary Lynn and Angela) are great. They have their fingers on the pulse of the community.”

  • WC girls’ golf wraps up 2009

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team finished out their 2009 season with regional play at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville on Sept. 29.

    Junior Emily Cecconi, sophomore Callie Harmon, eighth-grader Amanda Cox and fifth-grader Emily Cox all saw action on what head coach Tom Harmon described as a very wet and very cold day.

    Although the Commanderettes finished near the bottom, they were not last and they gained valuable experience in preparation for next season.

  • Kelly resigns as Senate Majority Floor Leader

    Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has resigned his position as Majority Floor Leader, according to a statement issued by Lourdes Baez-Schrader, communications director for the Senate Majority.

    According to the statement, elections will take place tomorrow to fill the position.

  • From Left Field

    Does size matter?

    It seems to be the argument for most teams that are not doing well, from youth leagues all the way up to the pros. You can hear it being whispered in the bleachers, ‘If we only had players with some size.’

  • Ads blank Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders fought hard tonight in Danville, but they fell to the Admirals, 61-0. With the district loss, the Commanders now sit at 2-7 overall on the season and 1-2 in district play.

    Danville took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and led 40-0 at the half. They tacked on 14 more in the third and seven more in the final quarter for the shutout win.

  • Springfield BPW honors woman of achievement, boss of the year

    The Springfield Business & Professional Woman's Club is celebrating Kentucky Professional Womens' Week this week, Oct 19-23, to honor working women.

      As a part of this week's celebration the Springfield BPW Club every year chooses to recognize individuals in the following categories  who are worthy and are nominated by folks in the community. The recipients of the awards for this year are:


  • Social news and events


    Bartley: It's a girl!

    Taylor Rose Bartley

    Kimberly and Brian Bartley of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Sept. 10, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Taylor Rose weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Hill: It's a girl!

    Joselyn AshleyHill

    Sarah Teater and Joseph Hill of Willisburg announce the birth of their daughter at 7:23 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2009 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.