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Today's News

  • 20,000 pounds and counting

    Times are tough. While most struggle to make ends meet, for some families in Washington County, putting food on the table is more than struggle. For them, hunger is a real danger and food is more than an arm’s reach away.

    But three men from Rockbridge Baptist Church in Willisburg are working to take the edge off that struggle, and they’re doing it with one pound of food at a time.

  • Local woman accused of online scams

    An intricate web of lies that stretched across North America and duped innocent, hardworking people of more than $16,000 was allegedly spun right here in Washington County. 

    According to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, Frankie Louise Yates, 63, of Springfield, was indicted recently by a grand jury on a charge of theft by deception over $10,000. The charge is a class C felony.

  • Commanders play six games in eight days

    Six games in eight days, all on the road.

    That’s the gauntlet the Washington County Commanders (2-7, 1-2) have run in the past week, and while the Commanders only went 1-5 in that time, WC head coach Bernard Smalley said he saw several positives in his team’s play during the grueling stretch.

    Garrard County Holiday Classic

  • WC beats Campbellsville on road trip

    Only nine games into the season under first-year head coach Lena Bramblett, the Washington County Commanderettes (2-7, 0-3) have already matched their win total from last year. 

    WC completed this mark during its most recent run of games before Christmas, where the Commanderettes played five games in just seven days, going 1-4 during the challenging stretch.

    Food Pantry Holiday Classic

  • Commanderettes lose to Generals

     What jumped out to Washington County head coach Lena Bramblett as she prepared for the Thomas Nelson Generals (5-2, 1-0) and their high-scoring offense was how they used their distinct size advantage to score in the post.

    So going into Friday’s game against the Generals, she instructed her players to “dare them to shoot it from the outside.”

  • WC picks up first district win

    “Heat check!” a voice rang throughout the gym.

    Washington County junior DT Yocum had already scored seven points in the first three minutes and 30 seconds, so when he pulled up for his second 3-point attempt of the night, one enthusiastic fan couldn’t help but vocalize what the rest of the Commander supporters were thinking.

  • WC picks up first district win

    “Heat check!” a voice rang throughout the gym.

    Washington County junior DT Yocum had already scored seven points in the first three minutes and 30 seconds, so when he pulled up for his second 3-point attempt of the night, one enthusiastic fan couldn’t help but vocalize what the rest of the Commander supporters were thinking.

  • County, city preps for winter

     Though December has been unseasonably warm, it still never hurts to be prepared for the winter months. 

    According to Washington County Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann, the county has been getting its trucks prepared for snow removal and salting. 

    “We’ve got eight trucks and they’re all equipped with salters and plows,” Mann said. 

  • New batting facility approved

     The construction of a recently proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park was approved last week by the Springfield City Council, but there are still a few details left to finalize before the project is completed.

    Andy Matherly, owner of AM Electrical Services in Springfield and contractor for the proposed facility, was present at the council’s meeting to share an estimated cost for the project, which he expected to be approximately $150,000.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Wheatley

    It was Michael Wheatley’s junior season as a Washington County Commander.

    His team was taking on its biggest rivals in the Marion County Knights during his first year playing high school football, and the Commanders had lost the last two games in the historically close rivalry.

    After the game ended on a controversial game-winning, fourth-and-goal touchdown by Marion County in overtime, Wheatley and his teammates couldn’t forget the agonizing feeling of that defeat.