Today's News

  • WCHS celebrates National FCCLA Week

    As Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) celebrates its national week this week, the club reflected recently on what has made it such a success at the local level.

    With nearly 200 members, Washington County FCCLA has established itself as the largest chapter in Kentucky for the last eight years and has been in the conversation for largest in the nation on at least two occasions.

  • Majestic memories

    For years, the Majestic Theatre on Main Street was the central source of entertainment in Springfield.

    For the cool price of a buck, a family of three could take in the Sunday night movie and have change enough left for a treat. Those days are distant memories for anyone fortunate enough to recall them, but for at least one local resident, they remain the sweetest of memories.

  • Todd Allen named Marketer of the Year

    1851 Maple Hill Manor, one of the world’s finest bed and breakfasts, has a number of prestigious accolades under its belt.  From being named the Best Bed and Breakfast recipe in 2013, to being called the commonwealth’s best B&B by Kentucky Monthly Magazine, Springfield’s icon has been featured in USA Today’s Best Years magazine twice and by The Kentucky Standard.

    In fact, they have more awards than any other bed and breakfast in Kentucky, and will be featured by the Lehman Report in the near future.

  • Lisa Haydon honored by award

    Lisa Haydon was named Citizen of the Year by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce at the awards gala held on Jan. 29, and she said it felt good to know that the work she has put in over the years has not gone unnoticed.

    “I felt very honored to be recognized because I have worked hard for Springfield since I’ve been here,” Haydon said.

  • Suspect flees, later arrested

    A man who eluded authorities on two occasions last week has been taken into custody.

    Alvin D. Miller, 30, of Lebanon, was wanted by Springfield Police on a wanton endangerment charge stemming from an incident reported by Kim D. Berry of Springfield on Jan. 21.

    The Springfield Police Department posted on Facebook last Tuesday that they and Lebanon Police were searching for Miller, who had already twice fled on foot.

  • Alpaca fiber plant set to open in Springfield

    You may not have heard of the name U.S. Natural Fibers yet – but you will soon.

    USNF is a fiber processing plant that is currently under works in Springfield and will bring several new jobs to the community in the months to come.

    Shawn Malloy, who helped found the companies Kentucky Royalty, and in 2013 Altera, both of which are known for their alpaca fiber socks, said the two companies are the catalyst of what’s to come with USNF.

  • His legacy lives on

    After a long battle with cancer, legendary girls’ basketball coach Bill Newton passed away last Monday, but the legacy he left behind will ensure that his mark is left on Washington County for years to come.

    Newton was the head coach of the Washington County Commanderettes for 26 seasons, compiling a 444-276 career record before stepping into retirement in 2003.

  • Patriots chop down Mighty Oaks, 76-72

    The Patriot women’s basketball team (9-13) returned to the friendly confines of Lourdes Hall on Saturday against Oakland City University (6-13).

    The Patriots trailed by three at the break, but turned it around in the final 20 minutes to come away with a 76-72 win.

    Cora Moore continued her hot streak with 17 points. Moore connected on half of her three-point attempts, going 5 for 10.

  • 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.