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Today's News

  • Art exhibit is tonight at Opera House

    There’s an old phrase that says that life imitates art. But today, the opposite will be true when the Springfield Opera House hosts an exhibition of 12 oil paintings by Sister Elaine DesRosiers that capture the heart of Main Street Springfield.

  • Commanderette golf struggles early

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    To begin the Washington County girls’ golf season, the girls opened play with a loss to Marion County on Aug. 2.

    At the All ‘A’ Regional at Green County on Aug. 12, the Commanderettes finished second out of four teams. Junior Callie Harmon and sixth-grader Emily Cox qualified to go to the All ‘A’ state tournament in Richmond on Sept. 11.

    WC finished in the lower third at the Nelson County Invitational Tournament on Aug. 14, and they lost by five strokes to Adair County on Aug. 16.

  • Superintendent gets one-year review from board

    Robin Cochran has been on the job for about a year now as superintendent of Washington County schools. With that milestone reached, Cochran recently received her one-year performance review from the members of the board of education, and it was a favorable one.

  • Caterpillars can be found in crops

    Many of you are getting ready to seed grasses,legumes or small grains.  If you have questions regarding seed per acre, depth and dates please stop by the office and pick up an AGR-18 with all this information in it.  Also, it is not too late to do a soil test.

    FIELD CROPS   

    Late Summer Caterpillars in Field Crops

  • Washington County opens 2010 football season Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new school year and a new season for Washington County football. After a 3-8 showing last year, the Commanders are hoping to improve their record as they have added some size and experience to the roster. Several players who were on last year’s undefeated JV squad are poised to step up to the varsity squad. But there is no substitute for game experience, and that’s exactly what they got on Friday when they knocked helmets with the North Oldham Mustangs in a scrimmage at Washington County High School.

  • Commanderettes fall in season opener

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team took on the defending 5th Region champs, Green County, at home on Thursday to start the 2010 volleyball season.

    The Commanderette varsity squad lost 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) to the Lady Dragons, but WC kept pace by keeping the scores close.

    Head coach Curt Scifres had to leave just before the start of the varsity match due to a family emergency.

  • Simms inks offer to play for Patriots

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College basketball coach J.T. Burton repeatedly talks about his players’ need for toughness if they hope to succeed in the physical brand of ball in the Mid-South Conference. So, when he welcomed Washington County High School point guard Alex Simms into the Patriot program last week, Burton got just the type of player he is looking for.

    “He’s tough as a pine knot,” said Burton of Simms, who signed a scholarship offer Thursday. “The tougher the game is the more he likes it.”

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Cooper: It's a boy!

    Hudson Lawrence Cooper

    Nicole and Josh Cooper of Mount Washington announce the birth of their son on June 8, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East.

    Hudson Lawrence weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

    Boblitt: It's a girl!

    Andrinna Marie Boblitt

    Tina Blanford and Travis Boblitt of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter at 10:26 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2010 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

  • Commanders are hungry for a season-opening win...and pizza

    To officially kick off football season in Washington County, Snappy Tomato Pizza in Springfield hosted the Commander football team on Monday evening. WC head coach Mark Perry and radio host Hal B. Goode talked Commander football on 100.9 MIKE-FM while the team and coaches were treated to free pizza.

  • Mike Haydon to serve as governor's chief of staff

    Springfield native Mike Haydon is about to take on a new job.

    On Thursday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Haydon will replace Adam Edelen as his chief of staff effective Sept. 16.