Today's News

  • Incidents under investigation by local law enforcement

    Several incidents are currently under investigation by Springfield City Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    A caller reported to Springfield City Police at 4:16 p.m. on Dec. 6  that shots were fired at 128 Domus Court in Springfield. Police reported no evidence to indicate any person or object was struck by the gunfire.
    Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Springfield City Police at (859) 336-5450. Callers can remain anonymous.

  • School HVAC system declared an emergency

    School board members were greeted with unpleasant news on Wednesday during a work session.

    The heating and cooling unit in the gym at Washington County High School had been not working well, and it looked like a new system was needed. The heating situation has been declared an emergency, which should expedite the process of replacing the units.

  • Several locals on campus at VT shooting

    The scene at Virginia Tech University last week was all too familiar to those who were with the college at the time of the 2007 shooting that claimed 33 lives.

    On Thursday, a police officer was shot and killed during a routine stop on campus. The gunman later took his own life in a nearby parking lot. There are several Virginia Tech students and faculty members that have ties to Washington County, and some of them recalled how Thursday was a reminder of the tragedy that occurred on April 16, 2007.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

    A New Haven man recently pleaded guilty during the mediation process to two counts of sexual abuse that occurred in Washington County.

    Bobby Lee Hudson was originally charged with 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree.
    Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age (Class C felony) during a mediation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Dec. 2 in Washington County.

  • Patriots drop pair of exhibition games to Division II opponents


  • Grenadiers explode late to knock off Patriots


    In front of standing room only crowd, comprised mostly of elementary and middle school students for the noon start, it appeared that the St. Catharine College Patriots had things under control Thursday against the visiting IU-Southeast Grenadiers. But the visitors overcame a six-point deficit in the final seven minutes to post an 89-84 victory.

  • Patriot women hope to continue run


    Lena Bramblett is certain her St. Catharine College women’s basketball team will heat up in two games this week. But Bramblett hopes the Patriots will get hot not just on the Florida beaches but on the courts as well as they are in the Sunshine State for two games yesterday and today.

  • WC boys fall to rival Marion County


    Marion County @ Washington County
    Score: 57-44 Marion County
    When: Friday, Dec. 9
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell MCHS - Carlos Litsey, Alex Smith

  • Commanderettes split first two home games


    Marion County @ Washington County
    Score: 71-31 Marion County
    When: Friday, Dec. 9
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: MCHS - Bre Elder, Makayla Epps WCHS - Shay Yocum

  • St. Catharine could be annexed into the city by early 2012

    By the first day of the new year, the majority of the St. Catharine campus could be annexed into the city of Springfield.

    “I think the best way to put it is, it’s just going to be a win-win for everybody,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said after the regular scheduled Springfield city council meeting on Monday at City Hall.
    The St. Catharine farm would be excluded from annexation, as the land belongs to an agricultural district, as designated by the USDA, which means it legally can’t become part of an incorporated city.