Today's News

  • Treasure Hunter's Roadshow buyers visit Springfield

    If you are like most folks, you probably have an attic or basement full of old things you haven’t looked at in years, and most of it is likely to be junk. Then again, there might just be some treasures in there.

  • City looks at options for old swimming pool

    Who wants to buy a pool? That’s the question the Springfield City Council was asking at its meeting on April 13. The council heard from City Attorney Bill Robinson concerning several options for the property, and the council also voted to solicit proposals from interested parties as to what they would do with the property.

    “We’re just requesting ideas that people may have for that property,” said Robinson. “That way we can weigh in and explore those options in terms of whether or not someone wants to buy it, lease it or exchange it.”

  • Preventing bloat in grazing cattle

    We have had a lot of people to contact us regarding cattle dying and bloat.  Here is an article from Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Dr. Roy Burris, Dr. Michelle Bilderback and Dr. Ray Smith, all University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Specialists.

  • Commanders 2-0 in district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the Commanders’ bid to advance in state All ‘A’ play was halted by a 6-0 loss to DeSales last Wednesday, it was still a good week for Washington County baseball. The team got a couple of big district wins over Bethlehem and Bardstown to grab a share of the 19th District pie.


    After shutting out Bethlehem 4-0 on April 1 in Campbellsville, the Commanders went two up on the Eagles on April 20 by beating Bethlehem 7-3 in Bardstown for their first district win of the season.

  • WC girls’ basketball hands out hardware

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Head coach Bernard Smalley presented awards to his Washington County girls’ basketball team on April 25.

    Taking home varsity awards were senior Morgan Burton, who won for most assists, free-throw percentage and the three-point award. Sophomore Shay Yocum won the 110-percent award and the award for most steals. Freshman Kenya Turner won most rebounds, while junior Ange Umulisa was named most improved.

  • Show your pride for county's state fair booth

    OK, Washington Countians, what makes you proud about your community? That’s what members of the Springfield Tourism Commission, Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Jill Settles with Community Education with the Washington County Board of Education want to know. Plans are under way to give a fresh look to the county’s booth at the “Pride of the Counties” exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair, and your help is requested.

  • Hardin faces Keene for jailer seat in primary

    Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin is ready to run the election gauntlet. Not only does the Democratic incumbent face a challenge by Republican candidate Terry Warner, but first he has to square off with fellow Democrat Felix Keene in the May 18 primary to see who advances to the Nov. 2 general election. With 21 years of experience, 11 as deputy jailer and 10 as jailer, Hardin is counting on his track record to deliver the vote.

  • Dogs raise concerns for county residents

    The county’s animal control officer, Pat Spalding, has received several complaints about dogs running loose. Sheriff Tommy Bartley said there’s a particular problem with loose dogs in the East Texas area.

    “Things were slow from March 22 through April 20,” Spalding told the Washington County Fiscal Court on Friday. “I only took five dogs to Lebanon, and I had five complaints.”

    Among those five complaints was one of a woman who is allegedly using her property as a rescue center.

  • Patriot softball heads to MSC tournament with momentum

    SCC Sports Information

    Holly Smith knows that her St. Catharine College softball team has a tough challenge ahead as they enter the Mid-South Conference tournament Friday. But Smith and her Patriots do have momentum on their side as they begin conference action. St. Catharine brought Big Mo into its dugout with a four-game sweep at West Virginia Tech last week.

  • Patriots calm RedStorm by taking series; conference tournament opens at home

    SCC Sports Information

    The University of Rio Grande visited Edelen-Haydon Field over the weekend looking to claim first place in the Mid-South Conference by winning a four- game series over Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine College Patriots. But the visitors instead lost two of three games (the fourth was rained out) and will have to settle for a second-place finish behind regular-season champion Campbellsville University.