Today's News

  • Thieves enter 42 cars in one night

    A late-night crime spree in northern Washington County was part of what continues to be a headache for local residents and law enforcement officers.

    A total of 42 vehicles were broken into on July 24, according to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson.

    The thefts took place between midnight and 7 a.m., according to Robinson’s report, and  numerous items were taken from the vehicles, including a purse, some compact discs, cash and change, a GPS device, some airsoft guns and other items.

  • Crash claims life of Marion County man

    A three-vehicle accident on KY 55 near the Washington-Marion County line Monday morning has left one person dead.

    Matthew J. Zygmunt, 27, of Lebanon, was killed as a result of the accident, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

  • Springfield native's career is really cooking

    Some people know what they want to do early in life. It takes others a little more time, after a few false starts, to find their passion in life. For Washington County native David Clements, the interest in cooking was there from an early age, it just took a few detours and some traveling before he found his true calling.

    “He hung around me every evening in the kitchen when I was preparing dinner,” said David’s mother Frankie Clements. “He always had an interest in food.”

  • Social news and events



    Mr. and Mrs. Doughlas George announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth George to William George Kute II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Kute Sr. of Louisville.

    The wedding will be held August 29, 2009 at St. Dominic Catholic Church.


    Brian McIntire and Allyson Hamilton-McIntire

  • Commanderettes are set to serve up another season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is shaping up to be a competitive force this year. In addition to a returning core of veterans and adding some young prospects to the squad, the team also has an intimidating force in 6’ 4” junior middle hitter Ange Umulisa.

    The Commanderettes finished with a 15-17 record last year. After going 14-15 in the regular season, WC went 1-1 in district play and lost in the first round of the regional tournament.

  • Board continues superintendent interviews

    A process that started with 21 candidates has now been narrowed down to what looks to be a four-person field.

    Last week, interim Superintendent of Washington County Schools Sonny Fentress said four interviews were scheduled, with those dates being July 29, 30, and Aug. 3 and 5.

  • Football program benefits from booster golf scramble

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s always a good thing to see how one sport can benefit another. Case in point, the annual Washington County football boosters golf scramble. Supporters of Commander football came out to Lincoln Homestead Golf Course this past Saturday with club in hand to raise money for the high school football program.

  • Commander blue/gold scrimmage this Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There’s an old line that says practice makes perfect. As the 2009 Washington County Commander football team prepares for the start of the season on Aug. 21, WC head football coach Mark Perry doesn’t look for perfection, but he is looking for some big improvements.

    The intrasquad game is designed to bring up real game situations before the team plays against other schools.

  • African-American Heritage Festival celebrated in Springfield

    Friday was a night of celebrating firsts as the sixth annual African-American Heritage Festival kicked off in downtown Springfield.

    The parade, which was the first event of the evening, featured many African-Americans from the community who were the first to reach milestones and accomplishments in their fields. Among them was Margaret Newby, Washington County’s first African-American school board member; Rosetta Smalley, Springfield’s first African-American female city council member, and many others

  • Fall baseball and softball leagues at Idle Hour

    Idle Hour Park is looking for youths interested in playing in fall baseball and softball leagues. For more information, call the park office at (859) 336-5448.