Today's News

  • Search for a seven-year-old ongoing in Willisburg

    According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP), they are currently investigating the disappearance of seven-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.  According to a press release issued by KSP, Chesser was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, blue jeans and cowboy boots with spurs.  He is a white male, four-foot tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a birthmark in the hairline above his forehead and is Autistic.

  • Man air-lifted from accident scene on Bardstown Rd.

    A man was air-lifted via helicopter at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Thursday from an accident scene near 1440 Bardstown Rd. in Springfield. 

    No other details were available from city and county officials. More details will be released as they become available.

  • Larry Hayes is keynote speaker at SCC Circle of Friends event

    The St. Catharine College Washington County Circle of Friends Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Spalding Student and Community Center on the St. Catharine College Campus. 

  • SCC observes Banned Books Week Sept. 27-29

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Holy Bible are all books that you would most likely find in any household or on any library shelf in America.

    These same books have also been banned at some point in time. That’s why St. Catharine College will hold their Fourth Annual Banned Books Week Read-Out Sept. 27-29.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Dickerson-Filiatreau

    Rodman Dickerson of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Dickerson, to Shawn Filiatreau, son of Phyllis and Tom Filiatreau of Fredericktown.

    Dickerson is a 1998 graduate of Bethlehem High School and a graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
    Filiatreau is a 1997 graduate of Bethlehem High School.

  • BIRTH - Mattingly: It’s a boy!

    Chad and Erica Mattingly announce the birth of the son on Aug. 10, 2011 at Tripler Hospital in Hawaii.

    Layne Ikaika Mattingly weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
    Grandparents are Gary and Wanda Clark, Patsy Mattingly and George Gribbins, all of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Earl and Jean Fields of Springfield and Helen Clark of Lebanon, and the late Spencer Clark Jr., Evelyn Gribbins of Lebanon, and the late George Gribbins, and the late Emanuel and Anna Mattingly.

  • BIRTH - Langford: It’s a girl!

    Crystal Edlin and Brock Langford of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on July 29, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Aria Danielle Langford weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches in length.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Leanna Izabelle Langford, 2 years old.
    Maternal grandmother is Sheila Clark of Bardstown.
    Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Trudy Langford of Lebanon.

  • News briefs

    Sept. 23
    WCHS SBDM election
    The WCHS SBDM will be conducting an election for one parent representative on Friday, Sept. 23 in the high school lobby.
    The election will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The parents that are running for the position are Diane Edwards and Melinda Wingfield. Any questions you may contact Joey Spalding at 336-3939.

    Sept. 23-25
    Historical Harvest Homecoming

  • Small-town homecoming

    Ninie (Glasscock) Hammon left Springfield in 1995 after serving five years as editor, general manager and eventually publisher of The Springfield Sun.

    After 16 years away, Hammon returned to Springfield on Wednesday of last week to sign copies of her books at the Washington County Public Library.
    She’s been quite busy in the last 16 years.
    Currently, she spends most of her time writing.

  • Mackville man dies in auto accident last Tuesday

    Harold Lewis, Jr., 27, of Mackville died Tuesday in a fatal accident on KY 433, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

    According to the release, Lewis was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north when he apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the road in the southbound lane.
    The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned.
    Lewis worked at Calumet Farm in Lexington.