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Today's News

  • WC girls fall again

    The Washington County Commanderettes suffered another heartbreak during senior night when they lost a fiery matchup to the Cumberland County Lady Panthers, 54-50.

    It wasn’t all bad news for the girls, however. Junior Lexi Thompson led the girls in scoring by posting 18 points and joining the 500-point club, which was something she said felt great.

    “It all kind of flowed together,” Thompson said.

  • Third time is a charm

    The Washington County Commanders had a busy night between recognizing the team’s seniors and defeating the Cumberland County Panthers (0-22) in a heated affair on Feb. 6.

    The Commanders defeated the Panthers 59-49. The way the game ended was a relief to Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley.

    “It don’t happen very often,” Smalley said. “It felt really good.”

    He said he attributed the Commanders’ lead to their aggression.

  • Girls fall short 59-21

    The Washington County Commanderettes went in as underdogs and went down swinging when they fell to the Adair County Lady Indians 59-21 on Jan. 31.

    As of press time, the Lady Indians were second in the fifth region.
    Coming off a 70-25 loss against the Bardstown Tigers on Jan. 27, the Commanderettes (19-5), fell victim to a strong offense by both opponents.

    Washington County took deep cuts in the first half of the game against the Lady Indians, managing to score only once in the second quarter.

  • Commanders fall in double OT

    Going into double overtime and being just inches away from an upset, the Washington County Commanders fought tooth and nail against the Adair County Indians on Jan. 31.

    Despite their  best efforts, however, the Commanders fell 76-71 in the heated competition.
    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley said you couldn’t be upset with a loss like that.

    “The kids played their hearts out,” Smalley said. “I can’t say anything, nothing negative.”
    He added the game could have gone either way.

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    Protect Your Family

    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

  • February Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Once upon a time there was an old black winter coat; it wasn’t expensive, but it had a nice fit and worthy of upgrading.  Sadly the back lining had split down the middle and torn away from the stitches. During one of our Sew This & That consultations we concluded that the stitched-at-the-bottom lining contributed to the ripping, as there was no ease for movement.  Now a new heavier red lining will be created and will be free-swinging once inside the coat. 

  • ‘Precious Memories’ of a forgotten activist

    Bell County native Sarah Ogan Gunning became a renowned activist and folk performer in the mid-20th Century, but in the years since her death in 1983, much of her legacy has been forgotten by the general public.

    Born in 1910, Gunning was raised during the rise of the coal industry and the Great Depression, and faced numerous hardships.

    Her struggle to overcome her situation led to the inspiration of modern-day activists like Sue Massek.

  • City discusses 5k logistics

    At the January meeting of the Springfield City Council, three requests to host a 5k downtown this year were presented, with officials deciding to put a plan in place to address the proposals at a later day.

    With three more potential races being presented since that meeting, the city decided that the time to discuss how to handle the requests was now.

  • Celebrating Black History month

    Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield is pleased to start celebrating Black History Month in Springfield by exhibiting the 2014 African American Heritage Festival display panels at Washington County High School. The exhibit celebrates the contributions made by local African Americans in the health care industry.

  • George pays visit to St. D