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Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: The Total Package

    Offense, defense and special teams.

    In all three phases of football, Jordan Bottoms played an integral part during his career playing for the Washington County Commanders.

    On offense, Bottoms played fullback in a run-first offense. It was from this spot that he scored the first touchdown of his varsity career against Thomas Nelson earlier this year.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Tough Enough

    “Jimmy Wheatley is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached.”

    When Washington County Commanders head football coach Eric Sagrecy says this about one of his senior captains, it is not just idle praise; he means every word of it.

    “I’ve only coached a few players in the past like him,” Sagrecy said. “He has an extreme amount of heart, and he’s going to give you 110 percent all the time. You just always know what Jimmy Wheatley is going to bring, and that’s everything he’s got.”

  • SCC wrestling begins journey as new program

    The St. Catharine College Patriots wrestling squad traveled to Ohio this past weekend for its first-ever tournament as a program.

    The “Grappling Patriots” competed in the inaugural Case Western Reserve University Wrestling Festival, held on CWRU’s campus. The showcase consisted of two separate events — The Bob Del Rosa Duals and the Claude Sharer Classic.

  • WC volleyball holds year-end banquet

    The Washington County High School Commanderette volleyball team officially closed its season last week with the annual volleyball team banquet.

    Several awards were handed out on the evening, including two WC seniors — Katlyn Seger and JoHanna Spalding — receiving the Commanderette Award, a leadership-based honor that is voted on by fellow teammates.

  • News briefs 11/19

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed
    Consider volunteering out at Lincoln Homestead State Park in 2015. If interested please contact Bobby Bartholomai at the pro shop. (859) 336-7461

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  • WCHS ‘Go All Out’ at FFA convention

    Courtney Jewell
    WCHS Chapter Reporter

    The Washington County FFA Chapter attended the 87th National Convention and Expo located in Louisville. In a four-day period, more than 60,000 blue corduroy jackets invaded the Kentucky Convention and Expo Center.

  • PHOTO: Three honored at St. D
  • SPD look into assault

    Springfield Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into a report of an assault on East Virginia Ave. on Nov. 4. The call to authorities came in at 5:02 p.m.

    According to the incident report, the victim, Bluford J. Franklin, was assaulted by Dale L. O’Rafferty of Springfield.

    Details of the incident were not available at press time, however the report noted that the suspect was wanted for first-degree assault with a blunt object and third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • City nearing surge resolution

    In April, Main Street in Springfield suffered a power surge that left city buildings with extensive damage to equipment, and now they may be nearing an agreement to be reimbursed for the damage.

    City Administrator Laurie Smith said at last week’s city council meeting that negotiations have been ongoing with the insurance company for Osmos, the subcontractor for Kentucky Utilities that was working in town at the time of the accident.

  • Local woman escapes crash

    Halloween night held an extra scare for one Washington County native this year, but it wasn’t the type of fright that anyone intentionally seeks out.

    Emily White, daughter of Keith and Carrie White of Springfield, found herself in a collision with a tractor-trailer and her car in flames, but she, fortunately, escaped the incident with only a few bruises.