Today's News

  • City makes cuts in proposed budget

    The Springfield city council presented the first reading of the 2011-12 budget on June 14 at the regular scheduled meeting. The proposed budget comes in at $2,163, 885

    The upcoming proposed budget is $87,956 less than last fiscal year’s proposed budget. Expenditures across the board were slashed to compensate for the smaller budget.
    Mayor Dr. John W. Cecconi provided a written message to go with the first reading of the budget.

  • Sports briefs

    June 25
    3-on-3 basketball tournament

    The Mackville Community Center is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 10 a.m. on June 25. For more information, call (859) 613-6241.
    The tournament will be double elimination.

  • SCC baseball field gets Bermuda grass upgrade

    Edelen-Haydon Field, the home of the Patriots since 2000, received a major upgrade this summer. 

    Bermuda grass was power seeded in the outfield recently, replacing the Kentucky Bluegrass and fescue mix that was there.
    Hot temperatures the first two weeks after planting and some precipitation from Mother Nature has the young grass on the move.  

  • Bike tour coming to Washington County

    Preservation Kentucky will host the first Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Springfield and Washington County on Saturday, July 2.

    The 50-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m., while the 10- and 30-mile rides will start at 10 a.m.  
    Advance registration is required and is available online at www.preservationpedal.org Registration cost for this event includes snacks, drinks, a Preservation Pedal T-shirt, lunch, sag service, and mechanical support.   

  • Ghosts of Idle Hour

    I’ve walked by the spot several times a week for the past several weeks, but never noticed it.

    I’m referring to the memorial at Idle Hour Park, a shrine to coaches and players who gave and gave to the grounds, only to have the last out called too soon.
    Some gave years of coaching, helping their children and their neighbors’ children learn the game so many of us love.
    Others gave spectators a show on the diamond. They played out their dreams for everyone to see, night after night after night.

  • Girls’softball tournament lands in Springfield

    Idle Hour Park is getting dressed up for company this week, as the Little League girls’ softball district tournament comes to town.

    The city will welcome four out-of-county teams to the fold, as they vie for a state tournament berth.
    Two teams, Albany and Burkesville, won’t be making the trip this year.

  • Two schools, one team

    The Washington County and North Washington middle schools will not play each other in football this season; at least not in an actual game.

    The teams will, however, meet on the practice field every day after a merger of the two programs was unanimously approved by the Washington County School Board Monday night.
    The motion arose after a parent and grandparent spoke at the meeting, informing the board of the need for the move.

  • Little League champs are crowned

    The Cardinals claimed the 11-and-12-year-old baseball Little League championship on Thursday, while the Reds are the 11-and-12-year-old softball champs.

    11-and-12-year-old baseball
    Cardinals 4, Mets 2
    Thomas Bartley claimed the win and had two hits in the win, as the Cardinals came away victorious.
    Mac Stevens took the loss from the mound, while Nick Riley had a hit for the Mets.

    Mets 8, Yankees 1

  • Grain crops update

    Here is some information from Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension Agronomist.

  • Agriculture Day in Leadership held last week