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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Former resident to participate in international pageant

     A former Washington County resident will be competing in the Mrs. International pageant later this month.

  • Today in History
  • Commander golf team falls to Campbellsville

    The Washington County Commander golf team was in action last week, traveling to Taylor County to face off against the Campbellsville Eagles this past Thursday.

    The Commanders were unable to extend their two-match winning streak, though, falling to the Eagles by 21 strokes, with WC scoring 190 compared to Campbellsville’s 169.

  • Baker returns from stint with national youth all-star team

    Beau Baker was “very excited” when he was chosen to compete in last week’s Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge in Branson, Missouri, but even that feeling was nothing compared to how he felt after winning the 10-year-old Home Run Derby and being a contributor on a team that would go on to win the event’s championship.

    “It was a good experience,” Beau said. “Not a bunch of kids get to do this. … You’ve gotta take advantage of it.”

  • Commanders look to use experience as advantage

    One thing this year’s Washington County Commander football team will not be lacking is experience. With 14 seniors — including many who have played multiple years on the varsity squad — the Commanders will continue to look to their veterans for leadership, according to head coach Eric Sagrecy.

  • Yates qualifies for All ‘A’ State

    After posting the lowest overall score at the 12th Region All “A” Classic last week, Drew Yates is headed to the state tournament.

    The Washington County High School sophomore boys’ golfer will be the first male competitor to compete at the All “A” state level since WC’s boys’ team qualified as a whole in 2011.