.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Commanderettes’ season ends with tourney loss

    Beating a team three times in a row is not an easy task, and the Washington County Commanderette volleyball squad learned that lesson in the opening round of 19th District Tournament play.

    After having beaten Bardstown (23-10, 6-4) twice this season, both coming within the past calendar month, Washington County (19-13, 5-5) coach John Rogers knew his team would have to be up for a tough match.

  • SCC case to stay in federal court

    A U.S. district judge rejected the move by Farmers National Bank to dismiss the St. Catharine College case from the federal court.  Farmers had asked the court to allow the claims to be heard in a Kentucky Circuit Court.  Judge David J. Hale issued the Order on Nov. 10.

  • Schrager named new Sun editor

    The Springfield Sun has a new editor.

    Nick Schrager, The Sun’s reporter for the last two years, was named the editor of the newspaper last week.

    “I can’t describe how happy I am to take on this role,” Schrager said. “This opportunity will allow me to help better serve the community.”

    Schrager was named editor after John Overby left the position open three weeks ago to take a job closer to his home in Russell Springs.

  • Road department building expected to be completed ahead of schedule

    Washington County’s new road department building is scheduled to be completed ahead of schedule.

    “It’s starting to take shape, it looks like a building now,” Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said.

    Metal siding and office walls are currently being installed on the building located on Walnut Street.

  • City council donates to backpack program

    Hungry children in the area will soon be able to get some food in their bellies.

    That’s because the city of Springfield has made a $500 donation to the Backpack Program, which provides nutritious food to elementary and middle school students in need.

    “It is a good program,” Mayor Debbie Wakefield said.

    Council member Chuck Polin said the program helped 64 children in the area last year, and later added there’s no waste in the program.

  • Commanders fall in home finale, 50-13

    Facing one of the top teams in Kentucky’s Class 2A football Friday night, the Washington County Commanders (2-7) suffered a tough 50-13 loss in their senior night game at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

    The Christian Academy - Louisville Centurions (8-1) came out firing on all cylinders and picked up a quick touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff.

  • Voters say no to new nickel

    The voters of Washington County were asked to decide on a proposed new school tax, and their answer was a resounding no.

    The proposed “nickel tax” that was placed on Tuesday’s general election ballot failed to be passed by a count of 4,097 to 1,206, or 77.26 percent.

    The tax would have meant an additional 5.8 cents per $100 in assessed property for Washington County taxpayers, or another $58 per $100,000 worth of property.

  • Seale is new theatre director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre has found its new director. 

    According to a statement from the city of Springfield, Kentucky native Eric Seale was recently hired as the theatre’s artistic managing theatre director at the Opera House on Main Street.

    Seale, of Lexington, will take on his new role effective Nov. 15. He had just finished summer work in Massachusetts as the graphics manager for the Williamstown Theatre Festival when he applied for the job.

  • Missing woman's remains found

    The remains of a woman who was murdered in Washington County have been found.

    According to Bath County Coroner Robert Powell, Crystal Warner has been positively identified after her remains were found in Bath County earlier this week. She was murdered with her boyfriend, Robert Jones, in July.

    Kentucky State Police said the remains were found under a brush pile and sent to KSP’s central laboratory in Frankfort for identification.

  • Commanders top Richmond Model

    The Washington County Commanders tipped off the regular season Monday night with a home game against Richmond Model.

    “You’ve got to be happy getting a “W” first game of the year,” Head Coach Bernard Smalley said.

    Smalley’s team jumped out to an early lead over the Patriots and were on top 16-15 after the first quarter. 

    The Commanders built on their lead and were up 36-33 at halftime.

    When the dust settled, Washington County came away with a 79-70 victory.