Today's News

  • WC volleyball falls to Spencer, Bardstown

    The Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team fell against the Bardstown Tigers in three straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) on Thursday night during its final district match of the regular season.

    A win against Bardstown (17-10, 4-4) would have ensured the Commanderettes (13-16, 3-5) an opening-round bye and the opportunity to only need one win in order to secure a trip to the 5th Region Volleyball Tournament and a spot in the district finals.

  • Commanders win 51-26, move to 4-3

    The Washington County Commanders picked up their first district win in convincing fashion on Friday night, defeating the Shawnee Golden Eagles by a score of 51-26.

    What started out as a closely contested matchup between the teams quickly turned into a rout. After the Commanders (4-3, 1-0) scored on their opening possession, the Golden Eagles (0-6, 0-1) answered with a touchdown of their own.

    But the Commanders pulled away with three unanswered scores to go up 29-6 and had a 35-12 lead going into halftime.

  • Cox competes at state tourney

    Washington County High School golfer Emily Cox competed in her second consecutive appearance in the KHSAA Girls Golf State Championship this past weekend, but missed the cut after carding a 92 during the event’s opening round on Friday.

    Cox, a junior, made par on four of her 18 holes at the Bowling Green Country Club, including a par-four and three par-three holes. She also bogeyed 10 and double-bogeyed four holes to round out her scoring for the day.

  • Committees appointed for county fiscal court

    Washington County Fiscal Court had a short but productive meeting Monday morning when it formed a number of committees for various reasons in the county.

  • Shewmaker takes trip on Honor Flight

    From the hot, humid and dangerous environment of the Guadalcanal in 1943 to the comfortable 74 degrees on Sept. 26, 2015, in Washington D.C., Wesley Shewmaker sure knows how to make his way around in the world.

    Shewmaker, 92, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II, recently got the chance of a lifetime when he took a trip east on the Honor Flight.

    The Honor Flight is an all-expenses paid trip for veterans that takes them to Washington D.C., for one day to visit memorials and have the chance to reflect on their service and sacrifices.

  • Bourbon Chase is Friday

    About 2,000 runners will once again be passing through Washington County this Friday as part of the annual Bourbon Chase.

    The event is a 200-mile journey that takes participants through bourbon distilleries all across the state, and each year, the trail takes runners through Washington County.

    There will be three exchanges in Washington County this year, with the longest leg of the entire 200-mile race being the 8.9-mile stretch from Springfield’s Farmers Market to New Beginnings Church on Hwy 150.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a police officer

    At the Five Star on Bardstown Road, menacing clouds and rain looms close as Tony Golden, a police officer for the Springfield Police Department, pulls up to the pump. His tank is near empty.

    Before he can even get out of the Dodge Charger, which is souped-up with blue lights and communication radios, a call comes in. It’s an early report of an erratic driver.

    With the flick of a switch, Golden turns on his blue lights and cautiously pulls out of the gas station.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for second straight state tourney

     Washington County junior golfer Emily Cox will be headed to her second consecutive state tournament later this week after a solid showing in the region tournament.

    Cox advanced to her second appearance at state after shooting an 87 in the 3rd Region Girls’ Golf Tournament, which was held last week at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Her performance was the sixth-best score of the event and the lowest score from any golfer who wasn’t from Elizabethtown High School.

  • Commanderettes get big district win over Nelson County

     The Washington County Commanderettes (13-14, 3-4) built on the momentum from their recent “Queens of the Court” tournament win with a huge district victory against the Nelson County Cardinals (11-14, 2-5).

    After a close five-set win against the Cardinals early in the season, the Commanderettes controlled their most recent victory from the start, finishing them off in three straight sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-22).

  • WC rolls over winless Trimble

    After looking at an 8-8 tied score early in the first quarter, the Washington County Commanders (3-3) kicked it into high gear and went on a 44-8 run the rest of the way against a struggling Trimble County Raiders (0-7) team last Friday night to pick up a 52-16 win.

    The Commanders not only battled the Raiders in the game, though, as they had to go up against a constant rain and the cold as well, but WC head coach Eric Sagrecy believes his team came out victorious on all fronts.