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Today's News

  • Springfield native is state horeshoe champion

    Julie Thompson went to back-to-back state tournaments as a basketball player at Washington County High School, but it wasn’t until this year that she was able to capture her first state championship.

    This time around, though, she wasn’t playing basketball; she was pitching horseshoes.

    Thompson, who now lives in Bardstown, was 17 when she first picked up the sport in 2007 after she went with her boyfriend to a couple of the state horseshoe pitching tournaments.

  • WC football falls to 0-3

    It may have been their third straight game against a team ranked in the top five of its class, but Washington County Commander head football coach Eric Sagrecy was pleased with his team’s effort throughout its 47-10 loss to reigning Class 2A state champion DeSales (4-0, 1-0) last week.

  • St. Catharine College golf competes at Brescia Invitational

    The St. Catharine Patriots golf teams traveled to Owensboro, Ky. to compete in the Brescia Invitational last week.

    Final Results:

    Men

    1st place: Bresica 606

    2nd place: St. Catharine 635

    3rd place: IU East 659

    All Tournament Team

    Matt Bloom, Aaron Spalding

    Women

    1st place: Bresica 675

    2nd place: Oakland City 767

    3rd place: St. Catharine 773

    Men

  • Emily Cox goes to All-A State

    This past weekend, Washington County sophomore golfer Emily Cox played in her fifth straight All-A State Classic.

    She placed in the top 40 after carding a 102 at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset.

    In her past two All-A State Classics, Cox shot an 84 at each event, even clinching a spot in the top 10 last year.

    This year’s top performer — Olivia Cason of Owensboro Catholic High School — carded a 74 on the evening.

    The event featured 77 players from All-A-eligible high schools from around the state.

  • Commanders fall to E-town 55-7

    The Washington County Commander football team (0-2) had their chances against the Elizabethtown Panthers (3-0), but they were unable to capitalize, losing by a score of 55-7.

    Their first chance came just 15 seconds into the contest, when Elizabethtown fumbled a lateral on its first play from scrimmage. WC senior Michael Wheatley ended up with the football and returned it 43 yards for the touchdown, giving the Commanders their first lead of the season at 7-0 after the extra point.

  • Volleyball loses its first game of the season

    The Washington County Commanderette (12-1, 2-1) volleyball team’s bid for perfection ended on Monday night after a 3-0 (25-19, 24-21, 25-18) loss to the Bethlehem Banshees (13-2, 5-0).

    The Commanderettes were one of only seven teams — WC, Mercy, Oldham County, Assumption, Jackson City, East Ridge, Monroe County — left in the state with an undefeated record going into Monday night’s action, a number that is now down to four after losses by WC, Assumption and Monroe County.

  • News briefs for 9/10

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    Concert
    A musical concert and homemade ice cream social will be held at the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.  Bring a chair and enjoy some great music by Mary Kutter Osborne.  All music lovers are invited to join us.

    Fall Community Volleyball League

  • United Way looks to expand

    The United Way has not been active in Marion County in recent years, but Kenny Fogle is hoping to bring it back.

    Fogle is the executive director of the newly formed Tri-County United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    “It’s such a simple concept,” Fogle told the audience at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 5 Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • Mark Twain: American Icon

    Washington County Public Library, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Mark Twain: American Icon on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 pm.

  • Beware of IRS scam

    The Springfield Police Department warned residents on Monday of a scam in the area that involves transferring money between accounts.

    According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, residents have been receiving calls warning them that they are at risk of arrest.

    “If someone calls you, especially on a home number, and claims to be from the IRS demanding that you transfer money to an account to avoid being arrested, THIS IS A SCAM,” the update read.