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Today's News

  • Fun is the goal for Upward soccer

    The fifth season of Upward soccer is going strong at River of Life Church in Springfield. This past Sunday, kids of all ages hit the field for some friendly competition in a safe, fun environment.

  • YMCA Flag Football

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is hosting a flag football program for youth ages 5 through 12. The program will provide each child with a positive environment to learn and excel in a fun sport.

    Games will take place on Saturday mornings starting Sept. 5 and continue through Oct. 10.

    Games will be played at North Washington Elementary.

    Each child will receive a t-shirt and medal. Flags and footballs will be provided by the YMCA.

    Flag football will also be the focus of the first class of Coach Bo’s Preschool Sports Program.

  • From Left Field

    Manage this!

    As football season is now underway, I think back to my years at Chesapeake High School in Chesapeake, Ohio, before I discovered marching band, and remember fondly the time I spent with the football team. Now, I wasn’t a player, but I think my job was just as important to the running of the program.

  • Patriots take third in Cumberland tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team traveled to Lebanon, Tenn., last weekend for the Volleydawg Classic at Cumberland University. Juanita Mangan’s squad netted its first win of the year while finishing third in the four-team field.

  • Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival is Oct. 2-4

    It’s not easy to plan the county’s biggest party of the year, but that’s exactly what Ralph Blandford and the folks at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce are busy doing these days.

    With just one month to put the finishing touches on things, the third annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival, scheduled for Oct. 2-4, is shaping up to be one of the biggest festivals Springfield has ever hosted.

  • Perry readies troops for home opener

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a disappointing 18-7 loss to Shawnee to start the season, the Washington County Commanders have used an open week to tweak some things and prepare to open their home schedule this Friday night against Western Hills.

    WC head football coach Mark Perry assumes responsibility for not having his team ready to play against Shawnee.

  • Local police to fight drunk driving

    The Springfield Police Departments and local M.A.D.D. Chapter wish to remind everyone that Over the Limit. Under Arrest’ Crackdown will be observed Sept. 1, 2009 through the Labor Day Weekend.

  • School tax increase approved

    Some were for it, and some were against it. Either way, about 30 people turned out to see what decision the Washington County School Board would make on the proposed school tax increase.

  • Patriot soccer seasons open at home Saturday

    SCC Sports Information

    Even with a super-difficult schedule that includes a tough Mid-South Conference slate, St. Catharine College soccer coach Paul Patton looks for continued improvement this season for both the Patriot men and women.

  • WCHS principal Leon Smith is new superintendent at Russellville

    In April, Leon Smith said he planned to remain as principal of Washington County High School after being a finalist for the Campbellsville Schools superintendent position. He said he would put some “feelers out there,” but he would stay in Washington County unless something came up.

    On Monday night, something did come up.

    Smith, after being named a finalist for the position of superintendent of Russellville Schools in Logan County, was officially named superintendent of that school system.