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Today's News

  • Downs is named Distinguished Young Woman

    It ended with a crowd swarming to catch a closer look – and maybe photo of – 2018’s Distinguished Young Woman Saturday night.

    Sarah Downs, 17, daughter of Elaine and the late Stephen Downs, was given the title after winning awards for fitness, spirit, self expression, interviewing and preliminary scholastics during the 44th annual event.

    “Oh, my gosh,” Downs said. “I’m on top of the world right now.”

    She said she was elated when she heard her name called, but was nervous at the same time. 

  • District hires Hutchins as new principal

    Washington County Schools

    A former Washington County Commanderette is returning as the high school’s new principal.

    According to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, Malissa “Missy” Hutchins of Harrodsburg has been named principal of Washington County High School.

  • Relay for Life is June 24

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    The face of Relay for Life in Marion and Washington counties is changing in a big way this year, but the motivation behind the event remains the same: to raise money for cancer research to possibly find a cure.

    For the past 20 years, local Relay for Life events have been very much the same thing year in and year out. And, as a result, fewer people were attending.

  • Heavenly Tresures gives back to community

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Heavenly Treasurers Presbyterian Mission Store in Springfield is helping people in need, one sale at a time. 

    The store, which is run by the Springfield Presbyterian Church, operates by selling donated goods and putting the profits back into the community.

    Beverly Bonzo and Zoie Covert run the store on Main Street, which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Reviewing the 2017 Commanders baseball season

    The 2016-17 Washington County baseball team has closed the book on another season. The team did well overall, going 19-17 and competing in the 19th District Baseball Tournament. They also had the chance to travel to Tennessee in April to compete in tournament play there. Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with finishing the season with a positive record and competing against quality teams both in and out of state.

  • Reviewing the 2017 Commanderette softball season

    The Washington County Commanderettes finished a very strong 2016-17 season. The team finished 15-15 overall, but that included a second consecutive 19th District Championship and a berth into the Region 5 Softball Tournament. They also won the 12th Region All “A” Classic in April for the first time in school history, earning them a spot in the All “A” State Tournament. Head coach Christy Baker was very pleased with how the season went and being able to win district for just the second time in school history.

  • Silverton Hill horse to run in Belmont Stakes Saturday

    Horse racing season is in full swing, and when the 149th Belmont Stakes is run this Saturday, a horse from Springfield’s Silverton Hill Farm will be in the field.

     

    Meantime, a horse owned by Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton, will be the first horse from the local farm to run in the third jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

     

  • DYW is Saturday

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman has been providing local girls with scholarships for years, and it’s scheduled to take place again this weekend. 

     

    Eleven young ladies will compete during this year’s event, which will be hosted at the new elementary school gym on June 10 at 7 p.m. Distinguished Young Woman allows girls to showcase their skills in physical fitness, scholastics, interviews, self-expression and talents.

     

  • Blue, Brews and BBQ is this weekend

    Anyone that enjoys good blues music, great beer and tasty barbeque will have access to all three this weekend in Springfield. That’s when the second annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival will be held downtown. Stephanie McMillin, executive director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, said the event would follow the 2017 Bourbon Ride, a charity motorcycle ride visiting the nearby distilleries around Washington County.

  • SCC receiver to remove names form buildings

    The names, plaques, and pictures of those who donated to St. Catharine College can be removed from the walls of the buildings they adorn.  Many people donated to St. Catharine College over the years and were recognized with plaques, bricks, photographs and other means.  U.S. District Judge David J. Hale authorized the court-appointed receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, to “abandon” the items to anyone requesting the items who are or who are “related to the individual person whose name and/or likeness is depicted ..” on the items.