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Today's News

  • Grass trimmings cause woes for motorcyclists

    As warm weather rolls into the commonwealth, its clear that the season’s biggest chore — mowing grass — is in full force.

    But while many homeowners are pushing or riding their way to healthy looking lawns, one Washington County couple is concerned about the way it’s being handled.

    Brandon and Felicia Wheeler say homeowners leaving grass clippings on the roadways are causing an unnecessary hazard for motorcycle riders.

  • Congressman Guthrie visits WCES last week

    Students at Washington County Elementary School were treated with a special guest speaker from the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

  • RV park proposed at city council meeting

    The Springfield City Council met at city hall Tuesday, March 12, to discuss plans for an RV park and campground slated for construction on Booker Road. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said she was able to meet with an engineer last week and visit the site, and the council has since been provided with some ideas about how the location will be laid out. 

    “We’re ready to move forward,” Wakefield said.

  • Burton named assistant coach at Morehead

    In the world of college athletics, whether it is for coaches or players, there are many highs and lows throughout the course of a season. J.T. Burton has just experienced a brand new high.

    After serving as head coach at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, Tennessee, Burton announced Monday evening that he has just been named as an assistant coach at Morehead State University, an NCAA Division I school in Morehead, Kentucky.

  • Man escapes arrest

    A  man is accused of fleeing from police in his vehicle and nearly hitting a 2-year-old and Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston in the process. 

    Pinkston said he and deputy Jackie Robinson went to serve two bench warrants against Steven Curtis Releford Jr., 37, of Mercer County Thursday when he fled the scene in his 2002 silver Pontiac Grand Am.

    Releford is still at large and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for information leading to his capture.

  • Commanders sweep Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County baseball team won all three games in its series against Thomas Nelson last week. The Commanders defeated the visiting Generals 15-1 in games one and two, and finished off game three 14-0.

    Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with his team sweeping a series for the first time this season.

    “Our guys fought hard to get these wins,” Blair said.

    Washington County 15 Thomas Nelson 1

  • Commanderettes claim 12th Region All “A” Classic

    The Commanderettes softball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic at Idle Hour Park on Saturday. After defeating Danville in the first game and Somerset in the second, Washington County claimed the All “A” Classic title for the first time in school history after defeating the Briar Jumpers 10-5 at Idle Hour Park. The team also qualified for the All “A” State Softball Tournament for the first time.

    Head coach Christy Baker said she couldn’t be happier with the team’s performance.

  • Commanders runners-up in All “A” Classic

    The Washington County baseball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic Saturday at Danville High School. The Commanders earned a spot in the championship game after beating Danville, 9-5, but lost against Somerset 12-2, ending the competition as runners-up. Head coach Adam Blair said the road has been tough but has been pleased with how his team has competed against other quality teams.

  • Commanderettes rout Nelson County

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a well-deserved win this week, defeating the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings Monday. It was only the Commanderettes’ second win of the season, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the team coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee last week.

  • Green Festival continues to grow

    The city of Springfield will soon be hosting its fourth annual Springfield Green Festival on Saturday, April 29, at the Farmers Market Pavilion. It’s an event meant to entertain and educate people on how to care for their environment.