Today's News

  • For Smalley; It’s all about the kids

    Through Bernard Smalley’s life as an adult, five words he has often used can sum up the values he deems most important. “It’s all about the kids.” And it is that short phrase that has led him to the work that he has done for the last 36 years.

  • Third film festival coming to Springfield

    Nick Schrager


    Springfield will be hosting its third James Bond III film festival this weekend.

    According to Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, though the film festival hasn’t happened yet, there are plans in the works for a fourth.

    “And they’re already gearing up for their fourth,” she said. “Which is in July.”

    Everyone is invited to attend this week’s festival which will be hosted Friday-Sunday at the Springfield Opera House.

  • Remembering Bob Noe Haydon

    Robert Noe “Bob” Haydon Sr., 88, a well-known businessman and community member, passed away on Feb. 23.

    His son, Bobby, said Haydon lived a long life.

    “I’d say he did most of what we wanted to do, if not all,” Bobby said.

    Haydon joined the family business, Haydon Coal and Oil Co., which was started by Haydon’s grandfather, Charles Joseph Haydon Sr. in 1918.

  • Blair wins Sidewalk Hall of Fame award


    The annual Sorghum Festival is a time of celebration for most people and that would be no different for Sue Blair, who was awarded the Sidewalk Hall of Fame award at the Chamber of Commerce awards. This award was created in 2004 to honor a person who has made significant contributions to the Sorghum Festival. Recipients have generally put many hours into making the festival a success.

    “The chamber runs the festival and it’s very near and dear to my heart,” Blair said.

  • Commanderettes finish tough season

    The Commanderettes finished a tough season with an 8-22 record. They had a 3-16 record in the region and a 2-8 record in the district.

  • Commanders have historic season

    After falling to LaRue County in the first round of the regional tournament, the Commanders ended their historic season. They finished the season with 19 wins and 13 losses and had a record of 12-10 in the region and 8-2 in the district.

    The Commanders had a good start to the season as they went 4 and 3, including three districts, wins against Thomas Nelson, Nelson County, and Bethlehem. They lost a close game against district rivals Bardstown 61-58 going into the Christmas tournament at Campbellsville.

  • Turning T-shirts into jump ropes for children

    Diane McDaniel is turning T-shirts into jump ropes for needy children in Africa.

    She had the opportunity last October to go on a mission trip to eSwatini in Africa.

  • Rain causes shift in soil at reservoir

    A shift of topsoil at the reservoir behind Bluegrass Dairy in Springfield has officials working to drain approximately 8 feet of water from the back up source of water.

    According to David Bartley, the water system manager at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, heavy rain caused the soil to move last week, and he’s already been in touch with the Dam Safety and Compliance section of the Division of Water.

  • Hale is recipient of Lifetime Acheivement award

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce posthumously awarded Steve Hale the Lifetime Achievement award on Feb. 25.

    Steve was born and raised in Springfield. Janice Hale-Burkhead, his sister, laughed when telling about Steve’s childhood. One such story involved a special-ordered football helmet.

  • Tough opponent ends Commanderettes’ season

    The Washington County Commanderettes ended their season against the top seed in the district, and fourth by record in the region, the Bardstown Lady Tigers. Washington County fought hard throughout the game, but was unable to match the Lady Tigers. Head coach Lena Bramblett was proud of the girls but heartbroken after the loss.