Today's News

  • Pennington team requests delay

    Discussions got heated in a pretrial conference for Craig Pennington, the man who allegedly killed Crystal Warner and Robert Jones in the July 2016.

  • Ice skating rink to open Dec. 15

    Christmas will be coming to Springfield early this year.
    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, the city will be hosting a free Christmas ice skating rink downtown on Saturday, Dec. 15.

    The event will take place from 1-9 p.m. for the general public, but will open early at noon for students and folks with special needs and their families who may be comfortable with a smaller crowd.
    “It is wheelchair accessible,” McMillin said.

  • Commanders win district opener

    It was a strong statement from the Commanders as they defeated 19th district foe Thomas Nelson 66-50 Friday night.

  • Commanderettes slip up over weekend

    Washington County’s girls’ basketball team came up short twice over the weekend during losses to Thomas Nelson and Berea.

    Friday night’s game at Thomas Nelson started off well enough for head coach Lena Bramblett’s team, but things spiraled away quickly.

  • Opening week hard on Commanders

    The Commander team was put through a gauntlet early in the season. After an opening night 82-74 loss against Taylor County, the misfortune continued with a 94-72 loss three days later to Marion County.
    “That’s why we play a tough schedule early, to see where we are,” said head coach Bernard Smalley. “We didn’t quit, we kept fighting.”

  • Santa preparing for big night

    "You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town.”
    And he’ll be here on Fridays over the next couple of weeks.
    That’s right, you can come see Santa Claus and tell him what you want for Christmas this year each Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Springfield City Hall. His final visit to Springfield will be Dec. 14.

  • Assistant Chief Templeman gives testimony at Smith's hearing

    Matthew Smith, an alleged would-be gunman, will have his case heard by a grand jury.
    During a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon, Springfield Police Department’s assistant chief, Joe Templeman, gave testimony before Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson.

  • Slow start for Commanderettes

    Two tough losses for the Commanderettes got their season off to a rocky start, but a decisive win Monday night has them trending back in the right direction.

    The team’s opening game was played Tuesday night against Taylor County. After narrowly winning in last season’s contest, the Lady Cardinals dominated the first half of this year’s match, keeping the Commanderettes scoreless for long stretches going into halftime. Washington County did its best to recover in the second half, with Madison Snellen leading the way with 10 points.

  • Film festival series kicks off this weekend

    This weekend’s James Bond III Film Festival will be the first in a series of festivals hosted in Springfield over the next 10 months. Films in this edition will be Christian based.

    The event begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with a red carpet reception that is free and open to the public. The first film shown will be “Summer of 67” which was partially shot in Kentucky and is billed as a “Vietnam War love story told from the perspective of the women left behind.”

  • SCC sells for $2.4 million

    Going once… going twice… going three times…
    The Walker Company, based out of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was deemed the highest bidder in the St. Catharine College auction on Nov. 30.
    The winning bid came in at $2.4 million.
    The auction was held in the Emily W. Hundley Library on campus.
    According to Arthur Walker, the contracting company hopes to restore the property, though he said he was limited on what he could say about the company’s vision.