Today's News

  • Dawson sets school record with six TDs in 55-37 win


    After a tough loss last week, Washington County head coach Eric Sagrecy said this week’s game against Thomas Nelson was a bounce-back game for his team.

    And bounce back they did.

    The Commanders topped the Generals 55-37 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score.

  • Thanked with a kiss

    For more than 20 years, residents in Washington County have enjoyed an annual rabies clinic to help get their furry loved ones the vaccinations they need.

    And this year was no exception.

    Washington County Fiscal Court hosted the annual clinic Thursday afternoon with the help of local veterinarian Dr. Laura Webb.

    Webb, who’s been involved with the clinic for 10 years, said any mammal can contract rabies.

    Theoretically, even a whale could contract rabies, and that means you, too.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.

    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • Lebanon man and woman plead not guilty in hit-and-run case

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • Mackville fall festival's future uncertain

    The Mackville Harvest-Homecoming Festival has brought delight to people all over the county, but this year the event was put on hold. 

    The festival, which was scheduled to take place over this past weekend, was not held, and the decision to do so was not because of money or interest, but a lack of help. 

  • Golfers win fourth straight


    Satterly, Taylor and Yates might sound like a law firm, but it’s actually just the names of Washington County’s top three golfers, Grant Satterly, Landon Taylor and Drew Yates.

    Each has shined for the Commanders this season, and each led the team to a win over a three-day span this past week.

    Tuesday afternoon brought Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson high schools to Lincoln Homestead State Park. The Commanders won the match 166-188 over Bethlehem, while Thomas Nelson only fielded two golfers and did not post a team score.

  • WC falls in home opener


    The Washington County Commanders were supposed to be taking on Kentucky Country Day Friday night for their home opener at Bennett R. Lewis Field, but instead, both teams found themselves up against Mother Nature.

    With extremely heavy rains predicted from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which had pounded Texas earlier in the week, last Friday night’s game was moved to an early Thursday evening kickoff.

  • Queens of the court

    They might as well call it the Commanderette Classic.

    Washington County has owned the All-A Classic regional volleyball tournament, and entering Saturday morning, the team had won the event three times in a row. At the end of the day, that total stood at four.

    The Commanderettes opened the morning with a matchup against Burgin, an independent school based in Mercer County.

    The Lady Bulldogs proved to have little bite, and Washington County cruised to a 3-0 win, taking the games 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9.

  • Springfield Opera House undergoes changes

    Guests at the Springfield Opera House will be doing double takes when they walk into the theatre Friday night during the season opener.

    According to the theatre’s director, Eric Seale, the stage has done a 90-degree turn and guests will now have three entrances to come in.

    “We had to tear down the (control) booth,” Seale said. “Tear down the old stage, the old wall behind it, and clear out everything underneath it.”

  • Two arrested for hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service


    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit-and-run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.