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  • Practice safety when working around home

    Ashley Spalding

    Electricity is an essential part of our daily living. While it makes our life easier, it can also cause harm if precautions are not taken while working around the home. The American College of Emergency Physicians observes that more accidents will occur in the home than in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to protect yourself by practicing proper safety habits.

    Follow these tips to maintain safety:

  • Pink fire truck rolling to town

    A unique chance for local residents to contribute to Relay for Life is coming to Springfield this weekend in the form of a pink fire truck that is covered in more than 4,000 signatures.

    The truck was created by the Radcliff and Vine Grove Fire Departments in 2012 and dons the name “Donna Joy” in honor of Vine Grove Assistant Fire Chief Sam Pearson’s wife, who passed away from cancer.

    The truck has been making stops throughout central Kentucky over the last two years, and will visit Oil Pros in Springfield on Saturday.

  • WCPS shines with grant

    The Washington County School District has received recognition over the last couple of years for the strides students have made in raising test scores across the county.

    Now, some of the teachers are being noticed for their roles in the school system’s success.

    Washington County has been part of an integration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — through the Kentucky Department of Education — since 2011, and local teachers have been quick to make their mark on the program.

  • 5 indicted on drug charges

    Five men who were arrested on April 30 by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in Washington County have been indicted on drug charges.

    Bobby J. Barnes, 53, James Dyllon Barnes, 19 and James M. Rogers, 39, all of 494 Croake Station Road were each arrested on felony charges for the cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

    Rogers and James Barnes are charged with Class D felonies for their first offense, while Bobby Barnes faces a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.

  • It’s showtime!

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre celebrated the actors, volunteers, crew, show sponsors and the 2013-14 season at its 4th annual Jeannie Awards gala. Springfield’s answer to the Tony Awards started with a buffet at Mordecai’s on Main for approximately 120 people, and then they all crossed Main Street on the red carpet to the Opera House with paparazzi and local TV coverage.

  • City will use grant money to improve parks

    The city of Springfield has been given $4,000 to make improvements for its residents.
    “We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said Mayor John W. Cecconi referring to the $4,000 that the city was recently awarded by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS).
    “The grant will be used for safety equipment and specialized training for our administration, public works and police departments, and for upgraded playground equipment at Idle Hour Park.”

  • Breeding receives Springfield's first Hometown Hero Award



  • Terrell takes new job in school system



  • Weir named Distinguished Young Woman for 2015


  • 4-H news

    Show season has begun and Washington County 4-H member Blake Arnold has started off with a successful summer.

    Blake shows market hogs for his 4-H project and is a member of the Hooves and Horns 4-H Club. Each youth planning on showing a market animal at the Kentucky State Fair must first participate in a district show.