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Today's News

  • Renovations at old high school postponed
  • Grand jury indicts eight

    A Washington County grand jury recently indicted eight on a variety of charges.

    Samuel Hugh Daniel Murphy, 33, was indicted on a number of charges.

  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.

  • WC tennis hitting stride as season heats up

    The Washington County Commander tennis team played three matches last week, facing off against Hart County on Thursday, Nelson County on Wednesday and Fort Knox on Tuesday.

    Against Hart County, the Commanders picked up six match wins. Chase Drury won  in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) in boys’ singles play, while Anna Weir (8-4) and Jennifer Guajardo (8-6) took the victories in their respective eight-game pro sets in girls’ singles play.

  • Commanderettes score two big wins

    It didn’t take long for the Washington County Commanderettes (2-1) to get their offense going in 2016, opening their season on Saturday with an 11-1 win over Wayne County. WC lost its second game by a score of 2-0 against Pulaski County, but it reignited its offense on Monday, defeating Danville 18-0.

     

    Danville

    The Commanderettes found their groove in the first inning in their game against the Danville Admirals (3-6), and they didn’t let up.

  • Hodge inducted into national horse trainer hall of fame

    Larry Hodge is a man who has accomplished a lot while being a horse trainer for the last 45 years. Hodge, who has worked at Kalarama Farm for 40 years, was recently inducted into the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s Tom Moore Hall of Fame. 

    That’s the horse trainer’s equivalent to the NFL Hall of Fame, and Hodge said it’s a great feeling to “be recognized by your peers.” 

  • McCain wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    This year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award conferred by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce went to a man who believes in hard work and his community - Michael Will McCain.

  • Suspect evades capture

    A police pursuit that started in Mercer County ended without capture in Willisburg over the weekend. 

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies Sue Mudd and Ian Justice were dispatched to assist Mercer County Sheriff’s Office deputies with a pursuit that started in their county, according to a report.

  • WC baseball wins game in All ‘A’ Classic

    After defeating the Marion County Knights in their first game, the Washington County Commanders’ schedule ramped up this past week, playing four games in all.

    WC (4-1) is currently on a three-game winning streak after defeating North Hardin by a score of 11-6 on Thursday, beating Danville 2-1 in extra innings in the first round of the 12th Region All “A” Classic on Friday and picking up an extra-innings 8-6 victory over the Campbellsville Eagles (1-2) just before press time Monday night. 

  • HOME AND GARDEN: Be Our Guest!

    Springfield is not known as a place filled with lodging options for travelers, but some local residents are changing that by opening their homes to guests through a popular website.

    Airbnb, a website established in 2008, continues to grow, and its users are spreading through cities and towns across the U.S., including Springfield.