Today's News

  • WC football loses to undefeated Casey County

    With the score tied 0-0 halfway into the first quarter, Friday night’s matchup between the Washington County Commanders and Casey County Rebels was delayed for more than an hour due to lightning.

    And when play resumed, the Rebels (4-0) seized control of the game almost immediately, scoring on a long touchdown two plays after the delay and sustaining that momentum on their way to a 49-7 victory.

  • Commanderettes compete at All ‘A’ state

    The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 1-4) hit perhaps the busiest part of their schedule last week, playing in six matches in the span of five days.

    This stretch of matches started with their first district win of the season, a five-set district victory over the Thomas Nelson Generals (8-9, 0-4) on Tuesday night. From there, the Commanderettes hosted the Bethlehem Banshees (15-5, 4-1) on Thursday but fell in four sets.

  • City plans brush, limb removal resolution

    The city of Springfield is currently not picking up residents’ brush and limb debris, and one concerned citizen wanted an explanation.

    Springfield resident Lenny Mattingly was present at last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting and asked the council why the city was no longer picking up and disposing of brush and limbs, something he said it had done in the past.

  • Kellys return from South Korea mission trip

    It’s good to be back, even though it was hard to leave.

    Dan and Darlene Kelly have returned after an 18-month mission trip in South Korea, and one thing’s for sure – it was hard for the Springfield couple to say goodbye to the country and their newfound friends.

    According to Dan, they fell in love with the people and their culture. 

    “Korea was beautiful,” Dan said, “and the Korean people are just wonderful.” 

  • Local farmers growing hemp for first time

    James Osbourne and Daniel Simms have broken away from traditional crops and turned to something new this year – hemp. 

    According to Simms, they decided to jointly grow hemp in January because they were looking for other options to add to their harvest this year. 

    “Me personally, I’m trying to find a different way to make money instead of raising tobacco,” Simms said. 

  • WC falls short against Thomas Nelson

     A drive in the final minute fell just short for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night, with the team dropping its fourth game of the season in a 27-22 loss to the Thomas Nelson Generals (3-1).

    The Commanders (0-4) couldn’t get going on their opening drive of the game, but running back Garrett Floyd got the team off to a hot start with a 44-yard run at the start of the second drive to give WC a 6-0 lead with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter after an unsuccessful extra-point attempt.

  • SCC receiver asking for extension

     The court-appointed receiver for St. Catharine College is asking the federal judge for an extension of time to Sept. 23 to file a property inventory, a report of financial activity and budgets. 

    According to the proposed order submitted to the court, “the Receiver is continuing to negotiate with brokers and auctioneers in order to reach agreements and to establish an orderly and fair process to sell real and personal property.”  

  • County approves drop-off dates at transfer station

    Washington County residents who have bulky items they would like to get rid will soon be able to do so free of charge for a limited time. 

    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to allow free bulky item drop off at the transfer station on St. Rose-Lebanon Road Oct. 3-31.  


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  • Commanderettes improve record to 10-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes (10-6, 0-2) continued their winning ways this past week, defeating Boyle County in straight sets last Tuesday and posting a top-four finish in the “Queens of the Court” tournament at Central Hardin High School. Just before press time on Monday night, WC defeated the Larue County Hawks in four sets (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18).

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  • Yates competes at All 'A' state

    It was the first state tournament for sophomore Drew Yates, but the Washington County golfer handled the experience like a veteran, according to WC head coach Bobby Bartholomai.

    During Saturday’s All “A” Classic State Tournament, Yates shot an 84, which placed him tied for 47th, good enough for a spot in the top third of the field.

    Bartholomai said Yates struggled to start off the tournament but used his driver to help him keep his score low.