Today's News

  • Ghosts of Idle Hour

    I’ve walked by the spot several times a week for the past several weeks, but never noticed it.

    I’m referring to the memorial at Idle Hour Park, a shrine to coaches and players who gave and gave to the grounds, only to have the last out called too soon.
    Some gave years of coaching, helping their children and their neighbors’ children learn the game so many of us love.
    Others gave spectators a show on the diamond. They played out their dreams for everyone to see, night after night after night.

  • Girls’softball tournament lands in Springfield

    Idle Hour Park is getting dressed up for company this week, as the Little League girls’ softball district tournament comes to town.

    The city will welcome four out-of-county teams to the fold, as they vie for a state tournament berth.
    Two teams, Albany and Burkesville, won’t be making the trip this year.

  • Two schools, one team

    The Washington County and North Washington middle schools will not play each other in football this season; at least not in an actual game.

    The teams will, however, meet on the practice field every day after a merger of the two programs was unanimously approved by the Washington County School Board Monday night.
    The motion arose after a parent and grandparent spoke at the meeting, informing the board of the need for the move.

  • Little League champs are crowned

    The Cardinals claimed the 11-and-12-year-old baseball Little League championship on Thursday, while the Reds are the 11-and-12-year-old softball champs.

    11-and-12-year-old baseball
    Cardinals 4, Mets 2
    Thomas Bartley claimed the win and had two hits in the win, as the Cardinals came away victorious.
    Mac Stevens took the loss from the mound, while Nick Riley had a hit for the Mets.

    Mets 8, Yankees 1

  • Grain crops update

    Here is some information from Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension Agronomist.

  • Agriculture Day in Leadership held last week

  • ENGAGEMENT: Medley-Mattingly to wed

    Glen and Sandy Medley of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Marie Medley, to Barton Wayne Mattingly, son of Mike and Cheryl Mattingly of Springfield.
    Medley is a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2008 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed at Kentucky River Foothills.
    Mattingly is a 2003 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He is employed at Burgin Independent School System.

  • Graves is 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County


  • KET to film in Springfield today


    Kentucky Educational Television is coming to Springfield!
    KET will have a camera crew in town today to film one of its “Our Towns” segments.

  • Local musician makes music video