Today's News

  • SCC’s Just and Strickland named All-Americans

    The St. Catharine volleyball team is coming off their best season in school history and the banner year continued into the post-season.

    Rebecca Just was named an All-American Honorable Mention and her teammate, Jordan Strickland was named to the All-American Third Team by the NAIA.

  • WCHS golf team’s senior

    Luke Mattingly has been playing golf since he was old enough to pick up a club. For the last four years, however, he’s played for Washington County High School’s golf team.

    Three of those years, he played at the varsity level.

    The young golfer spent his freshman year on the junior varsity team. But his start in the game is humble, like many young athletes.

    “I started out just like practicing and stuff as a little kid with my dad,” Mattingly said.

    “I started (at age) three or four.”

  • Comanderettes fall 58-54

    The Washington County Commanderettes shifted gears late in their game against the Thomas Nelson Lady Generals, but came up short, 58-54, at the end of regulation on Dec. 12. The loss marked their second of the week and left their record standing 0-5.

    Despite the rough week, the boost of play saw the Comanderettes score 22 points in the final frame against the Lady Generals, while allowing their opponent only 10.
    Comanderettes head coach Mike Holt said his feelings were mixed after the game.

  • WC boys go into overtime

    Despite valiant efforts and a ferocious fourth quarter, the Washington County Commanders fell to the Thomas Nelson Generals 63-60 in overtime last week.
    The Commanders lost the contest after locking horns and tying up the game 58-58 with a three-point shot by junior guard DJ Keeling.

    With Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley out sick with the flu, assistant coach

    Barrett Tingle would lead Washington County from the sidelines. He said the three point shot by Keeling at the end of regulation was a boost.

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  • State grants city $800,000 for museum

    Gov. Steve Beshear brought his entire staff to Springfield on Thursday for the announcement of an $800,000 grant for the construction of a transportation museum that will be located on Police Drive.

    City officials are now hashing out the details of the museum, but it will maintain a theme that focuses on transportation in the area and throughout the state. They city of Springfield’s contribution will be the roughly $200,000 piece of land where construction will soon begin for the million-dollar project.

  • Move-in schedule set at WCHS

    The move-in schedule into the new Washington County High School has officially been set and students and staff will take over the new facility later this month.

    After several delays and months of prep work trying to get the building ready to hold classes this school year, Superintendent Robin Cochran announced late last week that school will indeed be in session at the new facility in January.

    The final day for students this semester will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, with students being released at noon.

  • New pipeline in the works

    On the heels of a victory for local community members fighting to keep the Bluegrass Pipeline from passing through central Kentucky, another project has been proposed that residents fear could bring the same, or even greater, risks.

    A public forum was held last Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s (ECTC) Springfield campus, and several people expressed concerns over the most recent proposal.

  • Encore: Holiday performances to entertain

    With the holiday season in full gear and Christmas just 15 days away, Springfield has no shortage of activities going on – including festive performances being hosted by the Central Kentucky Community Theatre.

    According to William Davis, managing artistic director of the theatre, “A Princess Tea” will be held on Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Old Louisville Store building.

  • Bypass to get water line extension

    A new project involving the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission was approved at Monday night’s city council meeting, and it will be a benefit to a pair of schools in the area.

    The water company’s rural development water line extension project will consist of a new water line being installed along the bypass. The line will extend from the intersection at Lincoln Park Road to the intersection at St. Catharine College.