Today's News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Commander Days paying off

    The effort to get Washington County Schools included in the trial run of the state’s snow day program appears to have paid off, with the  school year on schedule to end during the third week of May.

    Despite missing 11 days to this point, Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran said the use of five “Commander Days” and one banked day (teacher work day changed to an instructional day) puts the district on pace for a May 22 release date.

  • Passing on the importance of ‘added value’

    Washington County boasts no shortage of individuals who constantly work to improve agriculture in Kentucky. It’s an area in which this community has been known for years for having a positive influence.

    Perhaps no one has had a more positive impact on people than this year’s Ag Achievement award winner Norma Jean Campbell.

  • Snow returns for round two

    In the wake of the area’s second massive snow storm in just over two weeks, county and city crews were busy cleaning up the community and getting roads in drivable condition at the end of last week, and it was as daunting of a task as you’d probably think.

    County road crew employees were given last Wednesday off in anticipation of winter weather, but more than 14 inches of snow and 40 straight hours of snow removal from the early hours of Thursday morning through Saturday is likely not what the group had in mind.