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Today's News

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.

    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • City talks on 5k, market

    City officials received a tour of the Robertson building prior to last week’s monthly meeting, as the historic facility undergoes renovation.

    Johan Graham, project developer, and AU Associates, the contractor out of Lexington, provided the tour as the makeover begins to take form.

    Upon completion, the building will be host to seven residential units — three two-bedroom and four one-bedroom apartments — as well as an area on the ground floor that will be designated for commercial (merchant) use.

  • Kellys prep for 18-month mission

    Pieces of paper marked with alien glyphs hang taped to a bedroom closet door. Away from the bed sits a table with more papers strewn about and an iPad that looks recently used. At first glance, the scene looks strikingly similar to a spy’s secret lair.

    There’s not any kind of covert operation being conducted though.

    Instead, it’s a sort of homemade tutoring center for learning a new language - one that’s difficult and must be mastered in a hurry.  

  • PHOTOS: Open (mother)house

    The Dominican Sisters of Peace at the St. Catharine Motherhouse welcomed guests to their facility on Sunday afternoon in an event that was the first of its kind.

    As part of the Year of Consecrated Life — Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016 — the Dominican Sisters held an open house to allow the community to learn more about how the sisters live and what makes up their daily life.

    Sr. Diane Traffas said the initiative was started by Pope Francis as a way to celebrate the way priests and sisters live throughout the world.

  • News briefs 2/18

    ONGOING
       
    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.
       
    Volunteers Needed

  • Springfield Post Office says no mail delivery today

     

    According to officials at the Springfield Post Office, there will be no mail delivered today, Tuesday, Feb. 17. The post office will be open for walk-in customers, but you are advised to call ahead because officials have not decided what time the post office will close. A decision on mail delivery for tomorrow will be made at a later time.

  • State police offer winter driving tips

     

  • Heavy snowfall hits Washington County, more expected through the day

     

    Heavy snow began to fall early this morning, and more is expected throughout the day and into Monday evening. Everyone is advised to be safe, and limit your travel to trips that are deemed necessary.

    See more about the winter storm, as well as more photos here and on our Facebook page throughout the day.

  • News briefs 2/11

    Ongoing

    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addictive drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed