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Today's News

  • Threat discovered at WCHS

    On Oct. 22, the Springfield Police Department received a call about a general, unspecified threat that was written in a bathroom stall at Washington County High School.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they got the call late Thursday morning and responded along with the Kentucky State Police, though SPD conducted the investigation.

  • WC has no answer for CAL, loses 56-8

    In what would be their second consecutive game against a team in the conversation as Class 2A’s top football team, the Washington County Commanders (4-5, 1-2) were unable to keep up with the vaunted offense of the Christian Academy-Louisville Centurions (7-2, 3-0) on Friday night, losing by a score of 56-8.

    The Centurions showed why they are considered a top Class 2A team from the very start, jumping out to a 21-0 lead early on in the game.

  • WC falls to two-time defending state champions

     The Washington County Commanders (4-4, 1-1) couldn’t dethrone the two-time defending Class 2A state champions on Friday night, losing to the DeSales Colts (6-2, 1-1) by a score of 48-0.

    WC’s defense started the game off with a strong performance, holding the Colts to a field goal on the opening drive of the game.

  • McMillin named tourism executive director

    After months of waiting, the Springfield Tourism Commission finally has its new executive director – and she’s a Washington County native. 

    Stephanie McMillin, 45, was recently announced as the commission’s new director, and she’s bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    She is replacing Carla Abbi, the former executive director, who left in June. 

  • Commanderettes ousted in first round of district tournament

    After two dominating wins over the Franklin County Flyers and the Burgin Bulldogs last week, the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17, 3-6) were tripped up by the Nelson County Cardinals in Monday night’s opening round of the district tournament just before press time on Monday night. 

    The Commanderettes fell to the Cardinals in four sets (30-28, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21).

  • 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.”

  • AU could see tax moratorium on Robertson Building

    The possibility of a five-year moratorium was presented to the city council that would allow AU Associates, the company that renovated the Robertson Building, to “waive” their taxes during that timeframe.

  • 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.