High School Basketball Schedule for this weekend.

High School Basketball Friday night this week will feature a 19th district double header as Washington County Hosts Bethlehem. Tip off for the girls will be at 6:00 with the boys to follow. 100.9 WLSK will have the call here on 100.9 WLSK and online at WLSKfm.com

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High School Basketball this week will feature a double header Saturday night as Marion County hosts Bethlehem. Tip off for the girls will be at 6:00 with the boys to follow. 100.9 WLSK will have the call here on 100.9 WLSK and online at WLSKfm.com

Mobile basketball exhibit to be on display Saturday at MCHS

The Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile exhibit “100 Years: Kentucky High School Basketball” will be on hand this Saturday at Marion County High School during the annual Autism Awareness Classic basketball games.

The tractor-trailer exhibit will be free and open to the public. Its interior explores the history of high school basketball in Kentucky through the following themes:

*100 Years: Kentucky High School Basketball
* Basketball Comes to Kentucky
* Basketball Grows and Divides
* High School Basketball Breaks Down Barriers
* Kentucky Palace of Hoops
* Essence of the Game
* A Whole New Ballgame
* Locker Stories
* Kentucky High Schools Take It to the Hoop
* High School Basketball: History in the Making

The exhibit will be on hand from 3:30-8-30 and will be set up in the school’s back parking lot.

Attempted Mass Shooting at Springfield Factory. Springfield Police Press Release on the incident.

On Monday, November, 19th, 2018, at about 1351 hrs, (1:51pm), LB Manufacturing , located at 360 W. Industry Dr., in Springfield, called 911 and reported a suspicious person in a pick up truck refusing to leave. An employee had confronted this subject in the parking lot and immediately told his supervisor to call for the police because something wasn’t right. The supervisor made the call.

Asst. Chief Joe Templeman and Captain Tony Golden responded and made contact with the individual in the truck. The suspect became uncooperative with Asst. Chief Templeman and proceeded to point a loaded semi automatic handgun at Asst. Chief Templeman’s chest. Asst. Chief Templeman immediately grabbed the weapon, deflecting the line of fire, and pulled the suspect out of the truck, simultaneously disarming the suspect. Cpt. Golden assisted Asst. Chief Templeman by placing himself in the line of fire and helping to control the weapon as they placed the suspect in handcuffs. The suspect kept trying to reach for his waistband where it was discovered another loaded semi automatic handgun was hidden. The suspect had an additional loaded semi automatic handgun holstered on his ankle.

The suspect’s vehicle was searched and in the passenger front seat, partially hidden by a large coat, was an AR-15 rifle, fully loaded. This weapon APPEARS to have been altered to fire fully automatic. The vehicle contained additional firearms, to include pistols and rifles.

The suspect was mirandized. He was making statements that indicated to us that he was planning to conduct a mass shooting inside LB Manufacturing. He made statements that indicated he had been analyzing the building layout to include entrances/exits, approaches, and even the air vents on the roof.

The suspect, Matthew R. Smith, 37, of Willisburg, Ky., was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespassing, and Wanton Endangerment. Also, the Federal Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,( ATF), has been notified and will be assisting in the investigation.

This is proof that the “see something, say something movement” pays off because of the proactive approach that LB Mfg. officials took in immediately in notifying our Police Department. It is commendable that our officers were quickly able to apprehend this suspect professionally to divert what could have been a tragedy, says Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield.

Chief Smith’s additional notes:

I do not normally put out this much detail or tell the factual story of a major arrest/incidence. This incident is an exception.
I want the citizens of Springfield to know that their officers are willing to put themselves in the direct line of fire to help keep them safe. Asst. Chief Joe Templeman and Cpt. Tony Golden did their job and put themselves in the direct line of fire. Not only did they have a gun pointed at them but they were able to disarm and put the suspect in custody. And no one got hurt.
Also, I want to officially thank the two employees that saw something suspicious and reported it. Too many times, people have seen something and didn’t report it. Not this time. These two are heroes in my book. See something, say something.

Springfield is a great city and I’m so honored to have officers and citizens who risked their lives to keep us safe.

Chief Jim Smith
Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD’S 5 WEEKENDS OF CHRISTMAS!!

SPRINGFIELD’S
5 WEEKENDS OF CHRISTMAS!!

1st weekend of Christmas!
November 16/17 14th Annual Christmas Crafters Market & Bakery PLUS Downtown Business Open Houses!! Business hours vary. Crafters Market & Bakery located in Opera House (124 West Main) and City Hall (127 West Main) Crafters Market Hours: Friday night hours 4-8 p.m. Saturday 9 am-Noon SANTA CLAUS STARTS HIS GIG AT CITY HALL FRIDAY 11/16 4:30-6:30

2nd and 3rd weekends of Christmas
November 23-25 and November 30- December 2 Central Kentucky Youth and Kids Companies will perform A CHRISTMAS CAROL—THE MUSICAL Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets on line at http://www.centralkytheatre.com December 2nd also Springfield Lions-Rotary Radio Auction on 100.0 FM –starts at 1 p.m.

4th weekend of Christmas
DECEMBER 7, 8, & 9 James Bond II Christian Film Festival at the Opera House. Schedule TBA. THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT by Mid Kentucky Arts Saturday, December 8 7:30 p.m. Sunday December 9 3 p.m. St. Catharine Hall. Tickets on line at http://www.centralkytheatre.com

5th weekend of Christmas
December 15 FREE Christmas Ice Skating 1-9 p.m. Skates will be provided. Behind Judicial Center More info: visitspringfieldky@gmail.com
Santa will be at Springfield City Hall on Friday nights 4:30 – 6:30 Nov. 16-Dec. 14

Vote Tuesday! Catch results with Election Coverage Tuesday night on 100.9 WLSK starting at 6 P.M.

Join WLSK 100.9 for election coverage Tuesday night. Hal B. Goode will be anchoring from the WLSK Studio in Lebanon our coverage with reporters in Marion & Washington County. Greg Goatley will be broadcasting from Washington County with the results and Alvin Wren will be joined by Jim Reed to bring the Marion County numbers. Coverage begins at 6 P.M. Tuesday evening on 100.9 WLSK and online at WLSKFM.com

National Weatherization Day is today and Community Action is Making a Difference One House at a Time

October 30, 2018

Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc.

National Weatherization Day is today and Community Action is Making a Difference One House at a Time

Why is weatherization so important? Lebanon resident, Elizabeth Cook, recently sat down with Central Kentucky Community Action Council (CKCAC), to explain just how vital the Weatherization Program is for her family and our community. Elizabeth, along with her husband, son and three small grandchildren, live in a trailer that’s in dire need of improvements. The Cooks only have one source of income and have used all of their savings to officially adopt their grandchildren, which makes making the proper home repairs financially and physically overwhelming. Elizabeth explained to CKCAC that their trailer has hardly any insulation and a window that won’t close, which is very worrisome with the winter months approaching. The only thing she wants is for her grandchildren to be safe and warm.

Thankfully, the Cooks were approved this year by CKCAC’s Weatherization Program to receive the home improvements they so desperately need to make their home safe and more energy efficient. Adding insulation and fixing the window will also help them save money by lowering their heating bill.

Once this financial burden has been lifted, they can use their income to focus on the well-being of their grandchildren. Oct. 30th, 2018 is National Weatherization Day and it is the perfect example of what CKCAC strives for every day. For more information, contact CKCAC at 270-692-2136 or online at http://www.ckcac.org