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Today's News

  • Greenhouse teaches more than horticulture

    Two courses at Washington County High School are taking kids out of the classroom and letting them get their hands dirty – literally. 

    The greenhouse and plant land science courses at WCHS are not only teaching students the fundamentals of growing tomatoes, bedding and hanging plants, but also the fundamentals of economics.  

    According to the courses’ teacher, Bart Mattingly, students must be sophomores or above in order to join the program, but most of the 28 students involved are juniors or seniors. 

  • RV park proposed at city council meeting

    The Springfield City Council met at city hall Tuesday, March 12, to discuss plans for an RV park and campground slated for construction on Booker Road. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said she was able to meet with an engineer last week and visit the site, and the council has since been provided with some ideas about how the location will be laid out. 

    “We’re ready to move forward,” Wakefield said.

  • Commanderettes claim 12th Region All “A” Classic

    The Commanderettes softball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic at Idle Hour Park on Saturday. After defeating Danville in the first game and Somerset in the second, Washington County claimed the All “A” Classic title for the first time in school history after defeating the Briar Jumpers 10-5 at Idle Hour Park. The team also qualified for the All “A” State Softball Tournament for the first time.

    Head coach Christy Baker said she couldn’t be happier with the team’s performance.

  • Commanders runners-up in All “A” Classic

    The Washington County baseball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic Saturday at Danville High School. The Commanders earned a spot in the championship game after beating Danville, 9-5, but lost against Somerset 12-2, ending the competition as runners-up. Head coach Adam Blair said the road has been tough but has been pleased with how his team has competed against other quality teams.

  • Burton named assistant coach at Morehead

    In the world of college athletics, whether it is for coaches or players, there are many highs and lows throughout the course of a season. J.T. Burton has just experienced a brand new high.

    After serving as head coach at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, Tennessee, Burton announced Monday evening that he has just been named as an assistant coach at Morehead State University, an NCAA Division I school in Morehead, Kentucky.

  • Commanderettes rout Nelson County

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a well-deserved win this week, defeating the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings Monday. It was only the Commanderettes’ second win of the season, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the team coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee last week.

  • Man escapes arrest

    A  man is accused of fleeing from police in his vehicle and nearly hitting a 2-year-old and Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston in the process. 

    Pinkston said he and deputy Jackie Robinson went to serve two bench warrants against Steven Curtis Releford Jr., 37, of Mercer County Thursday when he fled the scene in his 2002 silver Pontiac Grand Am.

    Releford is still at large and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for information leading to his capture.

  • Green Festival continues to grow

    The city of Springfield will soon be hosting its fourth annual Springfield Green Festival on Saturday, April 29, at the Farmers Market Pavilion. It’s an event meant to entertain and educate people on how to care for their environment.

  • Boone deported to U.S.

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia, was deported from Canada to the United States and appeared in a federal courtroom last week. 

    A spokesperson from the clerk’s office at the U.S. District Court of Vermont said Boone went before a judge April 5, and paperwork was signed to transport him back to Kentucky. 

    Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy signed a document saying Boone must appear in the Western District of Kentucky, which is in Louisville. 

  • Commanders win one, lose two in Bardstown series

    The Washington County Commanders took on Bardstown March 21, 23 and 24, in the team’s first 3-game series of the season. The Commanders took one of the three games, a 7-5 win in the second game, while losing the first 7-6 and the third 10-7.

    “We lost the series 2-1, but learned a lot throughout the week,” said head coach Adam Blair.

    Washington County 6 Bardstown 7