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Today's News

  • City to finance batting facility

    After the Springfield City Council approved a proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park during its last meeting, the financing for the project has now been finalized as well.

    During last Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, city administrator Laurie Smith informed the council that she had contacted Springfield State Bank president and CEO Robbie Polin for possible financing options. 

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • Local man critical after shooting

     A Washington County man was left in critical condition last week after receiving a gunshot wound to the neck, and the suspect is still at large. 

  • WC unable to pick up year's fourth win

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-11, 0-5) played three games last week but were unable to get a victory against Marion County, Bethlehem or Bardstown.

    Marion County

    On Saturday night, the Commanderettes fell to the Marion County Knights (6-6) by a score of 78-48. 

    Despite the final score, though, head coach Lena Bramblett said her team, which was without starter Ashley Yates, played one of its “better-played games.”

  • WC takes down rival Marion County

    The Washington County Commanders (4-9, 1-4) went 1-2 last week in games against Marion County, Bethlehem and Bardstown, but the team’s lone victory was a big one for the Commanders: a win over Marion County, a bitter rival they hadn’t defeated in 14 previous tries.

    Marion County

    Dec. 26, 2008.

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • Edelen heads to state DYW

     Hannah Edelen, Washington County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, is just days away from competing in the state competition in Lexington this week. 

    The 17-year-old said she’s looking forward to meeting new people at the competition.

  • WC finishes 2015 on 1-1 streak

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-8, 0-3) traveled to Garrard County last week to participate in the Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic. The Commanderettes played the host team, the Garrard County Lions (6-8), and the Berea Pirates (0-12) in the two-day tournament.

    Garrard County

    On the first day of the event, the Commanderettes fell to Garrard County by a score of 52-17 in a game where WC played out of sync, according to head coach Lena Bramblett.

  • Commanders pick up third win

    The Washington County Commanders (3-7, 1-2) only played one game last week, but they made it count, defeating the St. Patrick Saints (5-8) by a score of 56-51.

    The Commanders jumped out to a quick lead behind nine points from junior DT Yocum, and they looked to be well on their way to an easy victory as they took a 29-22 lead into halftime.

    But St. Patrick refused to go away.

  • SPD raises funds for K-9 unit

    The Springfield Police Department is looking to get a new employee within the next six months to a year  - an employee of the canine variety. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they’re looking to have a fully trained officer working a K-9 in the near future.