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Today's News

  • Relay for Life posts successful drive despite stormy weather

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    The skies were dark and, to hear national weather forecasters tell it, the ominous clouds over Washington County Saturday morning were going to cause a deluge that would wash away any hope for Marion-Washington Relay for Life’s annual fundraiser.

    But the weather didn’t follow the script, and the American Cancer Society fundraiser was able to cap a tremendously successful year.

  • Washington County School Board begins planning for new bus garage

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    Washington County Board of Education members took the first step toward the development of a new bus garage center during a called meeting Monday.

    No money was formally approved for the project, but the move will allow the district to begin planning for the facility, Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran said.

    “This is just the beginning steps of a discussion,” Cochran said of a new bus garage after the meeting. “We definitely have a need for one.”

  • Jets Over Kentucky brings tiny planes, big crowds to Lebanon-Springfield airport

    The “world’s grandest jet event,” Jets Over Kentucky, returns to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport July 7-14.

    Last year, thousands of spectators attended the event — and organizers are expecting no difference this year — to watch scaled-down, remote controlled, jet-powered aircraft take to the skies.

  • Springfield's July 3 Celebration starts holiday with a bang

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    It may be a day early, but Springfield’s July 3 Independence Day Celebration is expected to usher in the holiday with a bang, according to event organizers.

    The celebration, which is now in its 18th year, begins at 6 p.m. downtown behind the Washington County Judicial Center.

  • Sinatra tribute comes to the Opera House

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    From bobby soxer teen heartthrob to velvet-voiced crooner, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra ” now playing at the Springfield Opera House has everyone’s favorite Rat-Packer covered.

    During a recent technical rehearsal, the cast blazed through medley after medley of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ standards covering the gamut of his career, beginning with his big band days through his Vegas residencies.

  • Cancer patient stays optimistic during fight

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    This isn’t her first go-around with cancer. As a younger woman, Rosemary Devine battled ovarian cancer. And won.

    Later in life came colon cancer. It’s a fight she’s still waging, while trying to remain pragmatic.

    “I still have it,” Devine said. “It’s not active, but it isn’t in remission. It hasn’t grown or spread. I’ll take that.”

  • Washington County School Board agrees to travel fundraiser

    By David Stone
    dstone@lcni.com

    A travel group wishing to use Washington County school facilities to host a fundraiser will be allowed to do so, as long as certain steps are taken to meet insurance requirements, School Board members agreed Monday.

    Heather Sothen, a Washington County High School teacher, is organizing the trip to Italy and Greece this summer for students and other area residents. The group, EF Tours, wants to stage a classic car show on July 20 at the high school to raise funds for the tour.

  • Citizens, officers honored

    Three LB Manufacturing employees and two Springfield Police Department officers were honored with awards for their roles in stopping a potential mass shooting last year.

  • Commanderettes knocked out of All A by Green County

    The Washington County Commanderettes participated in the All A State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro over the weekend. The Commanderettes were unable to mount a comeback against Green County as they would lose in the quarter finals after advancing to the eight-team bracket.

  • Woodson named new Commanders head coach

    Stephen “Stevie” Woodson, formerly the assistant coach at Central Hardin High School, has been named the new Commanders basketball head coach. Last week Woodson spent time at Washington County High School meeting with players, staff, and even participating in a meet and greet at the high school.

    Woodson is accustom to the area as he grew up within the district that Washington County plays in. He is a graduate of Bardstown High School, and played sports there. He moved on to college where he continued his sports career.