Today's News

  • Can’t go it alone

    This story is part of an on-going series recognizing the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce award winners.

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce added the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award to its list of honors at this year’s awards gala, and the inaugural winner certainly fits the bill.

    Wesley Smith, owner of Smith Contracting in Springfield, was recognized for the work he’s done as a business owner over the last decade, as well as his continuous drive to expand into other ventures.

  • PHOTOS: First Lady Beshear visits local school district
  • Ag news

    Preventing Grass Tetany:
    As spring approaches and grass begins to grow, grazing livestock may experience a forage-related problem known as grass tetany, grass staggers, lactation tetany, or hypomagnesaemia.

    Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder caused by reduced magnesium levels in the animal’s blood.

  • 4-H News

    As we have warmer days, everyone starts thinking about spring and summer activities.

    4-H is certainly no exception, and as they happen, watch for photos and results from various clubs and events.

    The 4-H Young Riders are certainly gearing up to be busy over the next six months with activities ranging from quiz bowl to horse camp and sponsoring local events.

    The first activity that is open to the entire community is a fundraiser.

  • SCC Patriots fall in third round

    MidAmerica Nazarene
    After playing in the Round of 16 less than 24 hours before, the St. Catharine Patriots were ready for a chance at a Fab Four appearance against the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers.

    The Patriots came into Saturday night’s contest with MidAmerica Nazarene hoping to show no signs of fatigue after playing until nearly 2 am ET in their last game.

  • WC tennis crushes Fort Knox

    In WC tennis action last Friday evening, the Commanders were able to defeat the Fort Knox Eagles by a combined score of 6-1.

    All of the athletes competing in singles matches for WC came away victorious, highlighted on the boys’ side by freshman Chase and junior Will Drury winning their pro-set matches by scores of 8-1 and 8-0, respectively.

    Senior Stewart Young won by a score of 6-1, 6-1 in his match.

  • COLUMN: Give us expansion

    Why are we so afraid of change?

    In 2010, the NCAA was very close to expanding its tournament to 96 games.

    Quite possibly because of the ever-increasing cries of heresy among fans, though, that change never came. We instead had to settle for the current 68-team format.

    But that’s just not enough.

    The first two days of March Madness are the most exciting days of the sports calendar. Do we really not want more of that? How can more meaningful basketball be a bad thing?

  • Churchill signs with Campbellsville

    Washington County senior Morgan Churchill became the latest Commander to join next year’s Campbellsville Tigers football team.

    Fellow WC seniors Ty’Lyn Byas and Sean Lewis signed with the Tigers last month.

    In fact, Churchill, who is slotted to play linebacker next season, took his teammates’ presence at the school into consideration before signing his letter of intent.

  • Commanderettes lose three, pick up win vs. Bryan Station

    Bryan Station
    With his team looking to snap a three-game losing streak, head coach Paul Coulter wanted his Washington County Commanderettes (3-3) to concentrate on the mental aspect of the game.

    They had been outscored 19-1 in their previous two games, and he approached his five seniors before Saturday’s contest with the Bryan Station Lady Defenders (3-4) to make sure his squad would be “tough enough” and would play as a team.

    The result? A 14-6 WC victory.

  • WC falls to 2-5 on the year

    Allen County-Scottsville
    Last week proved to be a tough slate of games for the Washington County Commanders (2-5), a disappointing stretch that was capped off last Saturday in an 11-0 loss to the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (3-6).

    With senior Adam Smith on the mound for WC, both teams were scoreless after two innings, but the Patriots broke the game open in the third frame.