Today's News

  • County clerk and two magistrate seats up for grabs Nov. 2

    The  Washington County Clerk’s office, as well as two of the six district seats for county magistrate are being contested in the general election on Nov. 2.

    Republican challenger for Washington County Clerk, Julie McRay Waits, feels that the office of county clerk is very important, and she wants to make the office more accessible to those who need service.

  • Patriot Madness is Thursday at SCC

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2010-2011 basketball madness begins Thursday at St. Catharine College. It is the annual Patriot Madness which this year is themed “Dark Night”. The action begins at 9 p.m. in Lourdes Hall and the mens’ and womens’ basketball programs are inviting everyone in the community to join in the fun.

    Patriot madness T-shirts will be given to the first 70 fans. There will be a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest, a varsity women’s basketball dance as well as a performance by the SCC cheerleaders. Admission is free.

  • Hundreds of runners to pass through city Oct. 22

    Hundreds of visitors will be passing through Springfield and Washington County on Oct. 22. But instead of arriving in a car, motorcycle or bus, these visitors will be traveling on foot as part of the 2010 Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that starts at the Jim Bean Distillery in Clermont and finishes by Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

  • Blake Hoppes Football action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last week was a busy one for Blake Hoppes football. The Springfield Bears played in Lebanon on Sept. 30 and they beat the Lebanon Raiders 35-12 to improve their record to 2-0. Then on Sunday, the Bears blanked the Lebanon Cowboys 39-0 to move to 3-0 on the season.

  • Native mounds may hold clues to the past

    The history of Kentucky didn’t start in 1792 when it became the 15th state to join the Union. Nor did the history of Washington County begin when it was the first county founded in the state. Buried below remnants of pioneer expansion in the 1700s and the scars of the Civil War in the mid-1800s, is a hidden history of life that existed centuries before. Native-American mounds in the area may hold clues as to who we are as Kentuckians.

  • Scifres looks back on first year as WC volleyball coach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Curt Scifres describes his first year as the head volleyball coach at Washington County High School as one where he learned as much as his players.

    “There were some adjustments on both sides,” said Scifres. “I’m pretty aggressive, and the girls responded in a good way. I saw they needed a little more encouragement and I got after them a little bit. Overall, I learned from them and they learned from me, not just the game, but life skills.”

  • Commanderettes fight cancer, beat Taylor Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team raised $500 toward breast cancer research last Tuesday with a Dig for a Cure game. During the game, the team held a silent auction for a volleyball signed by the team and held several other contests.

    While the team was finding success off the court, it also came up a winner on the court as the Commanderettes beat Taylor County in three games to win, 2-1 (25-9, 12-25, 25-22).

  • Social news and events



    Marissa Danielle Spalding and Martin Brandon Lee

    Kevin and Jill Spalding of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marissa Danielle Spalding, to Martin Brandon Lee, son of Gordon Lee of Shepherdsville, and Brenda and Tony Hutchins of Fredericktown. Her grandparents are Tommy and Julie Noel of Springfield, Pat and Bonnie Spalding of Springfield, and Shirley and Carol Knopp of Lebanon.

    His grandparents are Lyda Lee, and the late Earl Lee, and Thelma Pierce.

  • Busy intersection will have turn lanes

    A Washington County intersection that has seen its share of accidents is about to undergo a much-needed change.

    In an announcement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Wednesday, Secretary Michael W. Hancock said turn lanes will be installed at the intersection of KY 555 and KY 528, which is the intersection near the Parkview Shopping Center in Springfield.

    According to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer of District 4 in Elizabethtown, the new turn lanes will be added with money available from the state.

  • The sky is the limit for local skydiving group

    Washington County might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of skydiving, but it’s a great location, according to Bill Harned, owner of Jumping for Fun Skydiving.

    “Actually, this is the perfect location,” said Harned. “About a year ago, I told people I was thinking of opening up a place to do skydiving. I talked to the airport board, and they had some difficulties with someone close to three years ago and they didn’t want anymore skydiving there.”