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Today's News

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    Joyce Devine has been battling cancer since 1996, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Devine said she discovered her illness while doing a self examination.

    “I was doing breast checks, which every woman and man should do,” she said. “You’ve just got to do it.”

    When she discovered a lump, a good friend of Devine helped her through accepting the diagnosis.

  • Nallys win Chamber Member of the Year

    Washington County’s Chamber of Commerce presented its award for Members of the Year to a pair of local business owners, husband and wife Stephen and Jeanette Nally.

    The award was reserved for a chamber member who had “contributed significantly to the chamber’s needs, either in volunteer hours, monetary donations or by donating items to the chamber’s events.”

  • Youth football pipeline helps grow high school program

    There’s a long-term vision for Washington County football. Now, after close to a decade of tweaks and improvements, a system is taking shape that will help guide kids from the first time they put on pads, all the way up to when they graduate high school.
     “That’s what our end-all goal is,” said Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy. “To have everything under one umbrella so that we were all an extension of each other and we were all working towards the same things.”

  • Traffic advisory

    Traffic Advisory – KY 1754 in Washington County

     

    Maintenance crews are working on a slide along KY 1754 at Mile Point 3.4 in Washington County.  The road will be blocked during work.  Motorists should consider an alternate route.   Work at this location should be complete by the end of Friday.

     

  • World What?

    Last week we broke down the first four groups of the tournament. This week we’ll look at the second set of teams and see who has the best chance of raising the trophy on July 14.

    Group E
    Brazil, Switzerland,
    Costa Rica, Serbia

  • World What?

    Last week we looked at what exactly was going down in Russia this summer and how a four-year long process will eventually culminate in crowning the best soccer team on the planet.
    The tournament’s 32 teams are divided up into eight groups. After three games, the top two finishers in each group advance into the knockout rounds.
    This week will rundown the big names of 16 teams in the tournament and who is going to be making headlines and dominating news feeds.

    Group A
    Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

  • Growing the league

    This year will mark the 10th anniversary of youth football in Washington County, a project that has made strides in growing the county’s football pedigree.
    Before the league’s start, youth football options were limited.
    “You didn’t play until you got to middle school,” says John Graves, one of the league’s current administrators. “You look at Danville and Boyle County and all these other programs that do really well [on the high school level] and they’ve got an established youth football program.”

  • Film festival to be hosted in Springfield

    Hollywood’s spotlights will be briefly passing over Springfield early next month.

    The Hollywood South Film Festival will act as a showcase for independent films from Kentucky and beyond and a chance for filmmakers to have their work noticed by studios and distributors.

    “It’s a bona-fide film festival,” says Springfield Tourism Commission Executive Director Stephanie McMillin. “We’ve never had anything like that here.”

  • Man charged in Sunday shooting
  • Gabhart's book has Springfield setting

    Author Ann Gabhart is no stranger to having her old Kentucky home act as the backdrop for her novels. The Lawrenceburg native has had more than 30 books published, many of which have taken place throughout the Bluegrass.

    “I’ve used my small town of Lawrenceburg as a model for some of my books, but I usually change the name,” said Gabhart. “The [Cozy Mysteries series] sort of uses the model of our Main Street as the Hidden Springs.”