Today's News

  • Public library in need of trustees

    The Washington County Public Library is governed by a Board of Trustees. It is comprised of five volunteers representing all areas of Washington County. Trustees come to their volunteer roles with a range of experiences and backgrounds, and a strong desire to ensure the long-term vitality of our public library.  

  • News briefs for 3/18


    Free tree seedlings

    The Washington County Conservation District has free tree seedlings available to the public. Species available are Hazelnut, White Pine, Pin Oak, Dogwood, and Redbud. There is a limit of 20 per person. Our office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield or you can contact the office at (859) 336-7777 ext 108.
    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • SCC bat pats hold on to win home opener

    The Patriots finally played a home game and held on for a 6-5 win over Brescia University. St. Catharine (7-6) led 6-2 heading into the ninth and the Bearcats rallied for three runs in the ninth before back-to-back fly ball outs ended the threat.

  • SCC men’s tennis opens spring with 6-3 win

    After having to fight the snow and rain for the last month, Jim Coomer’s men’s tennis squad was finally able to open the spring portion of their schedule.

    They opened the spring season up with a 6-3 win over Mid-South Conference foe Georgetown College on Wednesday. Gonzalo Andres Martinez (Madrid, Spain), Ivan Kerkoc-Portillo, Felipe Barrientos and Sebastian Barrientos all picked up wins in singles action.

    The tandem of Luis Roman and Kerkoc-Portillo and the Barrientos brothers each picked wins in doubles action.

  • Girls gear up for season

    With the snow and rain out of the region, the Washington County Commanderettes are gearing up for a season of thrills and chills. The young team, which features a number of underclassmen, had its first game of the season rained out, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from practicing in the new high school’s gym last week.

    Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker said they hope to improve on their season record this year. In 2014, they finished 10-16.

  • News briefs for 3/11

    2015 Relay For Life March Team Registration Challenge

  • Big winter for Commander band
  • April declared Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time this month on March 3.

    Kicking off discussions was Sue Clements, along with Betty Rudd and Mary Ann Mare of the Washington County Homemakers. They asked for the court’s support and a proclamation from Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles.

    “We’re here for our 20th year in the campaign to prevent child abuse,” Clements said.

    They noted they weren’t taking Pat Sutton’s place because no one could do so.

  • Arrest made after hotel incident

    An arrest was made over the weekend in connection to reports of domestic abuse and damage to a hotel room at the Springfield Inn. This according to a report provided by Springfield Police.

    Mation L. Price, of College Street in Lebanon, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse as well as first-degree criminal mischief.

    Brittany Wiser of Lebanon reported the crime, and according to Ofc. Tony Golden’s report, Price was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

  • Premiere of film at SCC

    A documentary giving recognition to iconic Kentucky women is set to premiere this month and Springfield will play host to one of the initial showings.

    The hour-long documentary “Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women” is produced by Washington County native Michael Breeding and will debut in Frankfort and Louisville before it is shown in Springfield and finally, Lexington.