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Today's News

  • Study finds drop in drug overdose fatalities

     A new study by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy found that overdose deaths decreased in 2018 by almost 15 percent from 2017’s all-time high. But one small part of that study isn’t so rosy—overdose deaths attributed to methamphetamine increased last year. The finding could be concerning for Springfield, where police say they are coming across more of the drug.

  • Shooting case sent to grand jury

     The case against the man charged in a July 11 shooting in Springfield was sent on to a grand jury after a preliminary hearing Monday in Washington District Court.

     

  • A Sunday jam

     It’s a time to simply have a seat, talk with friends, and listen to good music. Those ingredients bring back the crowds year after year for the Manton Music Jam, which will be held this Sunday, July 29.

  • Washington County Little League All-Stars compete in state tournament

    Aft er both the 8-10-year-old and the

    10-12-year-old teams won

    the district championship

    they then moved on to the

    state tournament which

    started over the weekend.

    As of press deadline both

    teams have played in two

    of the three round robin

  • Local woman holding shoe drive for clean water systems

    For millions of people, deciding what to do with their time isn’t a tough choice; they spend most of it in the pursuit of water. For many, the very water they work all day to collect leads to sickness, and often, death. 

     

  • Habitat dedicate 'New Kentucky Home' in Springfield

     For 36 years, Betty Elery lived in the projects, raising two daughters. She dreamed of one day having her own home.

    In April, that dream came true. Elery became the owner of a home built by My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity. A dedication ceremony for the home was held Sunday.

  • Local church receives donation for community garden

    For the fifth year, a community vegetable and prayer garden behind The Springfield United Methodist Church is available for anyone who wants to use it to grow food, or pray or meditate.

    The garden this year is partly supported by a grant of about $5,000 from Altar’d State, a women’s fashion boutique.

  • KY Blood Center to hold local drive

    The Kentucky Blood Center is motivating donors to continue their much-needed donations during the summer months by offering a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Every donor age 18 and up who donates between June 1 and Sept. 6 will be entered. Donors can donate every 56 days.

    The Kentucky Blood Center, which began in 1968 in Lexington to centralize the area’s blood-banking efforts, now provides services in 90 Kentucky counties from Pikeville to Paducah and serves more than 70 hospitals.

  • Washington County High graduate publishes book on War of 1812

    Imagine a United States where the Ohio River marks the border with Canada and western expansion never took place. 

  • Hollywood South Film Festival returns

    A film festival showcasing the works of dozens of independent filmmakers is set to take another red carpet stroll next month in Springfield.

    The Hollywood South Film Festival returns to the Springfield Opera House begins its three-day run on July 5, Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin said.

    “It’s called the fastest growing film festival in the United States,” McMillin said. “There are 50 separate countries represented. It’s truly an international film festival.”