Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Dickerson-Filiatreau

    Rodman Dickerson of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Dickerson, to Shawn Filiatreau, son of Phyllis and Tom Filiatreau of Fredericktown.

    Dickerson is a 1998 graduate of Bethlehem High School and a graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Filiatreau is a 1997 graduate of Bethlehem High School.

  • BIRTH - Mattingly: It’s a boy!

    Chad and Erica Mattingly announce the birth of the son on Aug. 10, 2011 at Tripler Hospital in Hawaii.

    Layne Ikaika Mattingly weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
    Grandparents are Gary and Wanda Clark, Patsy Mattingly and George Gribbins, all of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Earl and Jean Fields of Springfield and Helen Clark of Lebanon, and the late Spencer Clark Jr., Evelyn Gribbins of Lebanon, and the late George Gribbins, and the late Emanuel and Anna Mattingly.

  • BIRTH - Langford: It’s a girl!

    Crystal Edlin and Brock Langford of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on July 29, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Aria Danielle Langford weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Leanna Izabelle Langford, 2 years old.
    Maternal grandmother is Sheila Clark of Bardstown.
    Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Trudy Langford of Lebanon.

  • News briefs

    Sept. 23
    WCHS SBDM election
    The WCHS SBDM will be conducting an election for one parent representative on Friday, Sept. 23 in the high school lobby.
    The election will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The parents that are running for the position are Diane Edwards and Melinda Wingfield. Any questions you may contact Joey Spalding at 336-3939.

    Sept. 23-25
    Historical Harvest Homecoming

  • Small-town homecoming

    Ninie (Glasscock) Hammon left Springfield in 1995 after serving five years as editor, general manager and eventually publisher of The Springfield Sun.

    After 16 years away, Hammon returned to Springfield on Wednesday of last week to sign copies of her books at the Washington County Public Library.
    She’s been quite busy in the last 16 years.
    Currently, she spends most of her time writing.

  • Mackville man dies in auto accident last Tuesday

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville died Tuesday in a fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.
    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.
    Lewis worked at Calumet Farm in Lexington.

  • District lands another $100K

    The Washington County School Board voted to accept a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

    It is the second grant of the same amount to come from the foundation.
    Washington County Public Schools received a similar grant in February to help students prepare for college.
    The school district is just one of 12 in the state to receive the grant, which totals $8.8 million over three years.

  • Deputy sentencing rescheduled

    Sentencing for Norris Wayne Bartley and Billy Joe Mattingly, who pled guilty to stealing marijuana while serving as sheriff’s deputies, has been delayed until Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gene Snyder building in Louisville. 

    Bartley, 43, of Springfield requested his sentencing be rescheduled until around the middle of September.

  • Property tax rates remain the same for city residents

    Tax rates on personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft will remain the same as last year for Springfield city residents.

    The second reading of the ad valorem tax on real and personal property and the ordinance on re-establishing a tax rate on motor vehicles, watercraft and aircraft were passed unanimously by the Springfield City Council on Sept. 13 at its regular scheduled meeting.
    Tax rates for real and personal property remain at $.130 per $100 valuation of property assessed for taxation.

  • Jake’s Day at the River

    In the poultry world, a jake is a young turkey.
    On Saturday, a group of children and adults came to River of Life Community Church to celebrate Jake’s Day. These were no turkeys, however.

    Jake’s Day is an educational program sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. “Jake’s” stands for “juniors acquiring knowledge, ethics and sportsmanship.”
    The local Wild Turkey Federation sponsored a Jake’s Day event on Saturday at River of Life.