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Today's News

  • WCHS grad dies in one-vehicle crash

    A recent Washington County High School graduate was killed in a car wreck last week, along with two others.

    Jacob Frick, 17, was one of the three people were killed as a result of a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on July 21 in Boyle County.

    Boyle County coroner Donald Hamner identified the other two victims of last week’s crash — who were pronounced dead at the scene — as Matt Darland, 21 and Briana Coffman, 21. 

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ craze hits Springfield

    Monsters have invaded Springfield. Monsters of the digital kind.

    “Pokémon Go,” and augmented reality game that allows users to track, catch, train and fight creatures with super powers in the real world has taken the world by storm, and Springfield is no exception. 

    The game was released on July 6 and is another addition to the Pokémon franchise that began in the 1990s. 

  • WC golf prepares for upcoming season

    The Washington County boys’ golf team will see many returning players from last year’s squad, and head coach Bobby Bartholomai is excited about what that could mean for this season.

    This year’s roster will feature eight players for the boys’ team, including five returning players from last year’s team in seniors Jim Cecconi and John Mann, junior Landon Taylor and sophomores Drew Yates and Ben Taylor.

  • Commanderette softball announces award winners

    On-Field Awards

    Highest Batting Average

    Emily Middleton

     

    Highest On-Base Percentage

    Emily Middleton

     

    Highest Slugging Percentage

    Emily Middleton

    Most Hits

    Haylee Graves

     

    Most Singles

  • Lebanon evens President's Cup series

    The Lebanon Country Club bested Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club in the 18th annual President’s Cup this past weekend, avenging last year’s defeat.

    The President’s Cup is a local golf tournament that pits the two country clubs against each other in a four-event, two-day clash that has become an annual tradition.

  • Local project assists families who have lost a child

    A local woman with a heart for children is helping families during a time of need.

    Carissa Harley of Springfield began a project earlier this year to help families who have lost a child. 

  • Repairs continue at high school

    Repairs are continuing at the new Washington County High School. 

    Eric Steva of Ross Tarrant Architects told the school board last week that progress is being made both inside and out at the new high school. 

    Steva said sprinklers are on, sod is being laid, and they have fixed two window leaks and patched drywall. 

  • Taking Aim

    Fighting through the searing summer heat and humidity, one Washington County girl has been making a name for herself in a male-dominated sport – trap shooting.

    Hannah Simpson, 17, begins her practice by putting on a vest and stuffing its pockets with boxes of shotgun shells. She casually puts on her ear and eye protection – specially designed to help see the target for the day’s weather – and grabs her gun, a Beretta 692 Xtrap.

  • Missing couple's bodies still not found

    The man arrested in connection with the disappearance and murders of a Florence, Kentucky, couple has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury.

    Craig Pennington, 52, of 1217 Texas Road in Springfield, has been indicted on 11 counts in relation to the deaths of Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35, who were last seen on July 3 at Pennington’s residence.

  • Teenager killed in car wreck

    A Washington County teenager has died as a result of a July 11 automobile accident.

    Opal White, 16, of Willisburg, died last Monday night when a vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. She would have been a sophomore at Washington County High School this August.

    Washington County Superintendent of Schools Robin Cochran said Opal was a unique member of the Washington County School District family.