Today's News

  • Assets at SCC to be auctioned

    Saint Catharine College’s classroom furnishings, medical/laboratory equipment, cooking kitchen equipment, athletic training equipment and other tangible assets will be sold at public auction on Nov. 10, 2016, if an auction contract is approved by the U. S. District judge assigned to this case. No date has been set for a hearing on this proposal.

  • Commanders prepare for Trimble County

     The Washington County Commanders are still looking for their first win, and on Friday night, they will have a chance to pick it up against a squad they defeated by 36 points last year.

    After having a bye last week, the Commanders (0-5) will face the Trimble County Raiders (1-4) in a rematch of WC’s 52-16 victory from last season.

  • WC volleyball racks up district wins


    Washington County head volleyball coach John Rogers said his team has lacked it in recent matches, and it was something he wanted to focus on fixing in practice last week.

    Those efforts paid off in a district match on Thursday against the Thomas Nelson Generals (10-15, 0-6), a contest in which the Commanderettes (16-10, 4-3) dominated from the beginning and took in three straight sets, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-8 and 25-23.

  • Commemmorating 800 years of Dominican Sisters

    An 800-year-old order and 200-year-old Washington County tradition will be celebrating its birthday with a concert at St. Catharine this month. 

    Sr. Claire McGowan said Mid-Kentucky Arts will perform a musical tribute to honor the 800th anniversary of the founding of The Dominican Order on Oct. 16.

    “For me it’s amazing to be a part of something that’s 800 years old,” McGowan said. “800 years is a long time.”

  • Heroin problem on the rise locally

    A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

    Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a two-month revival

    “How many of y’all in here — everyone raise your hand — have ever seen a revival go seven weeks?”

    No hands were raised.

    “How about six weeks? Five weeks?”

    Again, every hand remained down.

    “You see what I’m saying? I don’t think the magnitude of what God is really doing here has really been thought of too much. The voice of the Lord is in this place.”

  • Guidelines set for limb removal

    There will soon be a general set of guidelines that Springfield’s citizens can go by when it comes to having their limb and brush piles removed by the city.

    These guidelines were agreed upon by the Springfield City Council during a special-called meeting on Thursday after it was decided that the city of Springfield would resume its limb and brush removal services, which had been stopped for more than a month.

  • The next chapter

    Just less than a year from when ground was broken, the new Washington County Public Library has opened its doors. 

    Springfield and Washington County enjoyed a soft opening of the new library Monday, when children and adults came in to see the building.

    Library Director Tara O’Hagan said the opening has a big impact on the community.

  • Habitat for Humanity coming to Washington County

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity will be building a home in Washington County next year and has asked the county for help.

    Rick Waggoner, president of the tri-county partnership, said they build homes in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties.

    “What we do is try and build one home a year county-by county,” Waggoner said. “We closed out Lebanon this year so Washington County is going to be our next build.”

  • WC volleyball falls in three sets to Central Hardin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (16-13, 4-3) traveled to Central Hardin High School last week to take on the Bruins, but they came up short against one of the perennial contenders in the 5th Region, losing in three straight sets (25-13, 25-14, 25-13).