Today's News

  • Local woman waits faithfully for a double-lung transplant

    Springfield resident Lisa Hamilton’s battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been a long one, as she was diagnosed at less than one-year old, and now she’s reached the biggest obstacle of all in her fight.

    She and her husband, Ray, are awaiting a phone call informing them of when Lisa will receive a double-lung transplant.
    The Hamiltons have been preparing for the transplant since November, when Lisa went for what she thought was going to be a typical CF check-up.

  • County could have a new legislator

    Washington County could have a new legislator in the future if the redistricting plan that passed the Kentucky House of Representatives also makes it out of the Senate.

    According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, “the plan, prepared by House Democratic leadership, puts nine incumbents across the state in districts with other incumbent representatives. Of those, eight are Republicans and one is a Democrat.”

  • Minors questioned, to be charged in juvenile court for mailbox damage

    Juveniles have been questioned and will be charged in juvenile court for the damage to over 25 mailboxes in the Beechland Road, Valley Hill Road and Lincoln Park Road area.

    The damage occurred over the course of a weekend in mid- to late December. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.
    In other police news:
    - Another accident happened at the roundabout near the St. Catharine campus on Jan. 11, this time resulting in an injury.

  • City sees rise in revenue and expenses

    Finances are looking better for the city of Springfield, according to auditor and certified public accountant Danny Hardin. He spoke at the city council meeting on Jan. 10.

    “Things are a little bit better, but we still feel uneasy,” he said. “The city has taken a lot of steps to improve, and watch over things. So, we want to ask you to continue a vigilant effort to keep expenses under control, and to make sure all the taxes are collected and managed also.”

  • Maddy’s legacy lives on

    Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most thoughtful.The home of Juanita Hodgens and her husband, Robert Hodgens, Sr., is where hundreds of pillow-case dresses have been made, mostly for young girls in Haiti. Some have also ended up in Africa and Mexico.
    Juanita Hodgens said the idea was created from tragedy, after her granddaughter and her three children died in a car accident five years ago.

  • PHOTO: Honoring MLK Jr.
  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre rehearsals canceled for Jan. 12

    All rehearsals at Central Kentucky Community Theatre have been canceled for Jan. 12, 2012.

  • Grass tetany is cause for concern

    You may not think you need to worry about grass tetany this time of year, but we do. The way our weather has been so far this winter, we do need to be concerned and here is an article to explain it.

  • 4-H leaf collection winners announced

    Fourth and fifth grade students from across the county recently completed the 4-H Forestry project. 

    In this week’s paper you will find the results as well as pictures of the top winners. A big congratulations to all who completed the project this year.

    St Dominic Elementary 4th Grade

  • Cantuc Whistlers chapter to have banquet Feb. 4

    The Cantuc Whistlers Chapter of Washington, Marion and Nelson counties with the Quail Unlimited will be holding their 6th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

    The doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. There will be games to win guns and also a five-gun raffle. There will be a raffle on a number of hunting items.