Today's News

  • Springfield Opera House undergoes changes

    Guests at the Springfield Opera House will be doing double takes when they walk into the theatre Friday night during the season opener.

    According to the theatre’s director, Eric Seale, the stage has done a 90-degree turn and guests will now have three entrances to come in.

    “We had to tear down the (control) booth,” Seale said. “Tear down the old stage, the old wall behind it, and clear out everything underneath it.”

  • WC falls in home opener


    The Washington County Commanders were supposed to be taking on Kentucky Country Day Friday night for their home opener at Bennett R. Lewis Field, but instead, both teams found themselves up against Mother Nature.

    With extremely heavy rains predicted from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which had pounded Texas earlier in the week, last Friday night’s game was moved to an early Thursday evening kickoff.

  • Two indicted in hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • There's a new game in town

    Jeff Moreland

    Regional Publisher

    If you’ve ever thought there wasn’t anything to do in Washington County, you may not be alone. Now, however, there’s a new activity available for people of all ages and abilities.

    Disc golf is an outdoor activity that is gaining popularity around the nation, and Bobby Bartholomai is well aware of that fact.

    Bartholomai is the PGA golf pro and park manager at Lincoln Homestead State Park, and he has recently created a disc golf course on the park’s property.

  • OT win makes it 2-0 for Commanders

    It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win, and that’s what matters.

    Eric Sagrecy’s Commander football team improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 29-22 overtime win over the Bethlehem Eagles in Bardstown.

    The Commanders made their share of miscues in the game, starting with a fumble on the first play of the night. Fortunately they would recover that one, but others, like costly penalties and decisions to touch punted balls their coaches told them to leave alone did give Bethlehem some help.

  • Queens of the court

    They might as well call it the Commanderette Classic.

    Washington County has owned the All-A Classic regional volleyball tournament, and entering Saturday morning, the team had won the event three times in a row. At the end of the day, that total stood at four.

    The Commanderettes opened the morning with a matchup against Burgin, an independent school based in Mercer County.

    The Lady Bulldogs proved to have little bite, and Washington County cruised to a 3-0 win, taking the games 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9.

  • Getting started, changing paths, starting over

    By Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service


    Felicia Hazelwood, 41, of Lebanon is on her way to becoming a certified medical assistant and making a better life for herself and her nine-year-old son.

    Kambron Hayden, 19, of Springfield is working part-time at Barber Cabinets while also going to college to earn his industrial maintenance degree.

  • 8/30/17 Briefs


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.



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  • Cattle auctions hit the web

    With the thick and heavy smell of livestock in the air, and the rolling, silver tongue of an auctioneer, folks at the Washington County Livestock Center have been able to integrate the centuries old art of a cattle auction into the 21st century.

    “They are plum, plum fancy,” Jim Gibson, manager of the internet division at WCLC, yelled at the top of his lungs while talking to a crowd of 50 or more people and to a potential buyer on the phone.

  • Sisters start awarenees campaign

    The sisters at St. Catharine Motherhouse are working to educate the public on human trafficking, gun violence and more.

    The sisters, who invite the public to join them, discussed human trafficking and how it affects Kentucky last week.
    Sisters Juanita Carrigan, Rose Marie Cummins and Terry Wasinger are members of a committee at the motherhouse called Just Peace Action Committee.

    “We wanted our sisters to get really involved with things that happen,” Wasinger said.