Today's News

  • Blessing Box a place to give, receive



    Outside the Springfield Police Department sits a box some might be surprised to find outside a police station.



    This past Friday, the box’s contents included pastas, rice, Mini Wheats, canned and bagged beans of varying varieties, and canned vegetables.

  • Lawsuit filed against Salt River Electric in 2018 death of Louisville teen in Springfield

    A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the death last year of a Louisville teen killed in Springfield.

    The suit claims Gilberto Medina Jr., 16, died as the result of an energized electrical line belonging to Salt River Electric.

    Medina was killed Sept. 10 at a home on Bardstown Road while performing roofing work.

    The lawsuit, filed Sept. 4 in Washington Circuit Court, claims the defendants knew or had reason to know the “energized” line posed a risk.

  • UPDATED: KSP: Student brings loaded gun to school on bus

    Editor's note: This story has been updated with newly released information, and edited to clarify that the student was intercepted at a school before arriving at his final destination, and not before entering his own school. 


    A Washington County Schools student had a loaded handgun in his backpack this morning as he rode the bus to school, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • JV soccer picks up first win

    Washington County JV soccer picked up its first win on Monday night at home in a 3-0 shutout against Marion County.  
    Jessi Hammes scored about 10 minutes in off a corner kick set piece just inside the box. Arianna McCalla took the corner kick and placed it at the top of the box where Hammes ran through and shot a rocket deflecting off a defender into the goal.  
    Approximately 24 minutes into the game, McCalla took a set piece on a foul and caught the goalkeeper off guard placing it in the goal with precision, to make it 2-0 at the half.

  • Springfield City Council looks to amend nuisance ordinance

    In the last few weeks, Springfield Police officers have set and regularly checked animal traps on Maplewood Avenue. They have successfully captured and removed at least 15 cats thought to be feral, and accidentally trapped a opossum and a pet cat, according to police records.


  • Templeman named interim chief of Springfield Police



    Assistant chief Joe Templeman has been named interim chief of the Springfield Police Department following Jim Smith’s abrupt retirement last month.



    Templeman revealed some of his plans for the department to the Springfield City Council at its Sept. 10 meeting.

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces funding for road work in Springfield

    The City of Springfield has been awarded almost $165,000 in state discretionary funding for road resurfacing work.

    Greg Tomblyn, commissioner of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid, announced the funding Friday at Springfield City Hall.

    Before announcing the funding, Tomblyn stated that “politics shouldn’t matter” when allocating funding.

  • Maker's Mark, KU announce plans for new solary array


    Kentucky Utilities Company is scheduled to begin construction of a new solar array at Maker’s Mark in Loretto early this fall.  The new array should be operational before the end of 2019.

  • Washington County schools feed at least 220 after-school meals daily

    Under a new program this year, students staying after school at Washington County Schools can have an afternoon meal at no cost.

    The elementary and middle schools in town are feeding about 150 students per day through the new program. North Washington School in Willisburg is feeding 70 to 80.

  • Fiscal Court: County to partner with UK for energy savings upgrades

    The county’s annex building has an outdated boiler. The armory building, itself outdated, also houses an old boiler. These are two projects that will be looked at for energy upgrades that could come at essentially no cost to the county.

    The county will partner with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Research to identify facilities that need energy updates, and submit proposals for energy companies to do the upgrades—with a guarantee the energy savings will pay for the payments made on the debt taken on to complete the projects.