Today's News

  • Mac Stevens named Junior Mister

    Twelve Washington County High School students took to the stage over the weekend to raise money for a good cause - Relay for Life. The fourth annual Junior Mister pageant raised more than $5,000 for the cancer survivor’s program on March 5.

    Junior Mister is a spoof of the Distinguished Young Women competition formerly known as Junior Miss.

  • Woman hides meth on child

     A Washington County mother was arrested in Boyle County last week after law enforcement claim that she hid crystal meth on her juvenile child. 

    Tonya M. Davis, 37, of Willisburg, was arrested by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department on March 3 by BCSD deputy Casey McCoy. 

    According to a press release, McCoy, a K-9 handler, conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle leaving the area of Super 8 Motel in Danville.

  • WC tennis plans to build on its youth


    This year’s Washington County Commander tennis team has an abundance of it, and first-year head coach Beth Gooch sees the amount of young players on the team as a solid building block for the future of the program.

  • Commanders look to repeat as district champs

    After a team that wins a championship loses seven seniors to graduation, the natural inclination is that there will be some drop off the next season.

    But this year’s Washington County Commander baseball team, which took home a 19th District championship and earned a trip to the semifinals of the 5th Region Tournament last season, has a chance to shatter this type of conventional thinking.

  • GOP caucus set for Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.

    All Washington County Republicans will vote at a single site in the banquet room of Mordecai’s on Main in downtown Springfield. Voting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Instead of being staged the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • St. Dominic’s Junior Beta going to nationals

    St. Dominic School’s junior beta team learned something they did not expect recently - that they’re going to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Junior Beta National Convention. 

    Heather Carrico, a sponsor for the club, said this is the school’s first year having a Junior Beta team, and they learned they’d be going after earning the spot in the Kentucky Junior Beta State Convention in Louisville. 

    “We are very excited about it,” Carrico said. 

  • Grand jury indicts five

    Five people were indicted on charges ranging from firearms offenses to murder by a Washington County grand jury. 

  • Rotary club cooks for a good cause

    The sweet and savory scent of sausage and pancakes filled the air over the weekend when the Springfield Rotary Club held its annual pancake breakfast. For more than 50 years, the rotary club has hosted the meal to raise money to benefit the community.  

  • Commanderettes show great improvement

    When Lena Bramblett took over as head coach of the Washington County girls’ basketball team last year, she was taking over a team that was coming off a two-win season.

    Bramblett, who had been with St. Catharine College the previous 15 years, wasn’t sure what to expect with her new group of players.

    But after finishing up her first season at the helm, Bramblett was amazed at how well her team bought into her coaching philosophy.

  • WC fights hard, falls late

    For two-and-a-half quarters, the Washington County Commanders looked like a team poised to give the Bardstown Tigers their first district loss in more than three seasons.

    But a 19-0 run by the Tigers to end the third quarter put the game away for good in their 79-51 win over Washington County Thursday night.