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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Listen to your mother

    A friend from the Army once said to me that being a father may be special, but it can never compare to the bond between a mother and her child.  

    He was right.

  • 5/24 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications

  • Commanderettes defeat Thomas Nelson 12-2

    The Washington County Commanderettes played a close game against Thomas Nelson Monday, but a strong sixth inning helped the team win 12-2. Being up only two runs after the second inning, the Commanderette defense held the visitors scoreless the rest of the way.

    “I’m very pleased with how well our team performed,” said head coach Christy Baker.

  • Commanders split games with Bethlehem

    The Washington County Commanders took on Bethlehem last week in a three-game series, losing the first game 12-2 and bouncing back to win 8-1 in game two. Game three was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

    “We played our game and executed very well,” said head coach Adam Blair.

    Washington County 2 Bethlehem 12