Today's News

  • State park sees some upgrades

    Lincoln Park Homestead State Park has been quite busy lately, but with more happenings going on than just tourism and golf.

    That’s because the park has been getting some much-needed upkeep.

    “It’s been giving us problems for several years,” Bobby Bartholomai, park manager, said. “And we’re finally able to address them this past year.”

  • Co-op contract not signed by school board

    The Washington County Board of Education met two times this month, once in a special session last week, where it had some topics of interest, which were discussed.

    In the special-called meeting, the board met with attorney Bob Chenoweth to discuss the contract presented to the board about having students from Washington County High School and Washington County Commander Academy take employment with Adecco for co-op experiences.

    But because of the details in the contract, the schools will no be getting a co-op experience with Adecco, which is a staffing agency.

  • SCC women’s soccer wins high-scoring affair

    It’s not very often that there are 10 goals scored in one women’s soccer match, but that’s how many were scored on Saturday afternoon when the Patriot women’s soccer team (5-7) defeated Oakland City (Ind.) 7-3.

    It was a career day for freshman, Bethany Massey. The Oldham County, Ky. native netted the first hat-trick of her career to lead the Patriots in the win. Four other Patriots also found their name in the scoring column to finish off the 7-3 victory.

  • Patriots shut out Oakland City

    After suffering a tough loss to perennial power Lindsey Wilson College earlier in the week, the St. Catharine College men’s soccer team got back on track with a shutout victory over Oakland City (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon.

    The Patriots (6-6) were led by Marvin Wesselburg (Essen, Germany), who posted a pair of goals and an assist in the 3-0 win. Bradley Wilson (Doncaster, England) scored the other goal for the Patriots to cap off the scoring. Wilson also added an assist to his stat line. Joe Jessop (Lincoln, England) added an assist for the Patriots as well.

  • WC volleyball falls to Spencer, Bardstown

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team fell against the Bardstown Tigers in three straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) on Thursday night during its final district match of the regular season.

    A win against Bardstown (17-10, 4-4) would have ensured the Commanderettes (13-16, 3-5) an opening-round bye and the opportunity to only need one win in order to secure a trip to the 5th Region Volleyball Tournament and a spot in the district finals.

  • Commanders win 51-26, move to 4-3

    The Washington County Commanders picked up their first district win in convincing fashion on Friday night, defeating the Shawnee Golden Eagles by a score of 51-26.

    What started out as a closely contested matchup between the teams quickly turned into a rout. After the Commanders (4-3, 1-0) scored on their opening possession, the Golden Eagles (0-6, 0-1) answered with a touchdown of their own.

    But the Commanders pulled away with three unanswered scores to go up 29-6 and had a 35-12 lead going into halftime.

  • Cox competes at state tourney

    Washington County High School golfer Emily Cox competed in her second consecutive appearance in the KHSAA Girls Golf State Championship this past weekend, but missed the cut after carding a 92 during the event’s opening round on Friday.

    Cox, a junior, made par on four of her 18 holes at the Bowling Green Country Club, including a par-four and three par-three holes. She also bogeyed 10 and double-bogeyed four holes to round out her scoring for the day.

  • Committees appointed for county fiscal court

    Washington County Fiscal Court had a short but productive meeting Monday morning when it formed a number of committees for various reasons in the county.

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    About 2,000 runners will once again be passing through Washington County this Friday as part of the annual Bourbon Chase.

    The event is a 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries all across the state, and each year, the trail takes runners through Washington County.

    There will be three exchanges in Washington County this year, with the longest leg of the entire 200-mile race being the 8.9-mile stretch from Springfield’s Farmers Market to New Beginnings Church on Hwy 150.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a police officer

    At the Five Star on Bardstown Road, menacing clouds and rain looms close as Tony Golden, a police officer for the Springfield Police Department, pulls up to the pump. His tank is near empty.

    Before he can even get out of the Dodge Charger, which is souped-up with blue lights and communication radios, a call comes in. It’s an early report of an erratic driver.

    With the flick of a switch, Golden turns on his blue lights and cautiously pulls out of the gas station.