Today's News

  • Much of Chesser’s disappearance a mystery

    Randall Chesser, a 7-year-old autistic boy who was found last week after being missing for 45 hours, now refers to the episode as the time he “went hunting.”

    For the 500 or more volunteers and emergency workers who scoured hills, creeks and fields, it was a hunting trip they won’t soon forget. Fortunately, the story had a happy ending.
    After spending a couple days at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to be treated for dehydration, Randall returned home Thursday.

  • Educators optimistic about No Child Left Behind scores

    The Washington County school district didn’t necessarily make the grade with its recent No Child Left Behind results, but neither did the majority of the state.

    Less than 13 percent of school districts in Kentucky met all of their No Child Left Behind (NCLB) adequate yearly progress goals, according to the NCLB 2011 adequate yearly progress (AYP) report. Only 42 percent of schools in the state met all of their goals.

  • Harvest time in the city

    True to the season, there was a bite in the air Saturday morning at the 5th annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival. It didn’t stop people from filling the streets for the Harvest parade, or from stopping for an early morning plate of funnel cake.

    “I think we had excellent weather and a great crowd,” Mandy Sagrecy, president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, said. “We had a great crowd on Sunday especially.”
    While most attended for enjoyment, others came to town for competition.

  • WEDDING - Graves, Montgomery united in marriage

    Erica Graves and Chris Montgomery were wed at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield.

    She is the daughter of Gary and Becky Graves of Bardstown.
    He is the son of David and Diane Montgomery of Bloomfield.
    The ceremony was performed by Fr. Chris Allegra.

  • WEDDING - Mattingly, Smith exchange vows in double ring ceremony

    Jenna Mattingly and Joe David Smith were wed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Manton.

    She is the daughter of  Carl and Edna Mattingly of Lebanon.
    He is the son of Charlie and Linda Smith of Springfield.
    The double ring ceremony was performed by Fr. Chris Allegra.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Carl Mattingly and her brother, Scott Mattingly.
    The maid of honor was Sara Ruley of Bardstown, sister of the groom.

  • ANNIVERSARY - Coulters celebrate 60th anniversary

    Charles (Chig) and Betty Armstrong Coulter of Springfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24, 2011 with their family.

    They were married Sept. 29, 1951.
    They are the parents of four children, Cathy (Danny) Clarkson, Charles Rex (deceased), Kevin (Margaret) Coulter, and Kim (Joe) Miller, all of Springfield.
    They have six grandchildren, Brian Fallis, Justin (Bethany) Fallis, Emily Coulter (deceased), Abby Coulter, Claire Miller and Cole Miller; and two great-grandchildren, Browning Fallis and Erin Browning Fallis Evan.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Curtsinger-Curtsinger

    Marian L. Curtsinger and Daniel F. Curtsinger will be wed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

    The ceremony and reception will be held at the Willisburg Baptist Church.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • BIRTH - Ruley: It’s a girl!

    Craig and Sara Ruley of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter at 11:31 a.m. on July 4, 2011.

    Addalyn Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Linda Smith of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Joe and Sheila Ruley of Springfield.

  • BIRTH - Adkins: It’s a girl!

    Elizabeth McElroy and Andrew Adkins of Finley announce the birth of their daughter on July 24, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Cheyenne Faith Adkins weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Drew, 11 years and Mya, age 10.
    Maternal grandparents are Kathy McElroy of Finley and Johnny and Teresa McElroy of Glasgow.
    Paternal grandparents are Sharon Belcher of Ashland, and the late George Adkins Sr.

  • School board to present new high school exteriors to the public Thursday

    A special-called meeting of the Washington County Board of Education will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at central office.

    An item to be discussed on the agenda is the review of a compilation of exteriors of the new high school.

    Public attendance and feedback about the exteriors is encouraged.