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Today's News

  • Farmers Market Jamboree scheduled for Friday

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future will host the third annual Farmers Market Jamboree from 5-8:30 p.m. at the old depot in Springfield on Friday, July 30. The event is a celebration of local food, products and music that promotes healthy living and communities. Various vendors will offer locally-produced products including vegetables, fruits, meats, honey, wines and crafts.

  • Popular stray dog getting ready for a new home

    They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but that hasn’t stopped members of the Middle Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue from trying.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Claire Elizabeth Mattingly

    Amanda and Jason Mattingly of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on March 31, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Claire Elizabeth weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Peavy: It's a girl!

    Haley Danielle Peavy

    Luann Smith and Derek Peavy of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on June 23, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Haley Danielle weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

  • School administrators in place for 2010-11 school year

    There are several new faces in some new places as the 2010-11 school year approaches. The Washington County School District has announced that several key administrative positions have been filled in schools across the district.

    The most recent hire was that of DeVona Hickerson as principal of Washington County Elementary School. Hickerson was introduced last Friday, and her staff continues to be filled around her.

  • 4-H Sharpshooters gear up for state competition

    The saying “Practice makes perfect” has certainly been true for the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters this summer.  The club has been successfully competing in several district-sponsored competitions, gearing up for the State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition that will be held Sept. 18-19. Results from the District 4 competitions and the Bullitt County contests are listed below.  

  • Commander baseball awards banquet

    The Washington County Commander baseball team held its awards banquet on June 27 at the home of Mike and Susan McCain. Head coach Derek Schuler handed out the following awards:

    Varsity Awards

    Defensive Award- Fergus McCain

    Offensive Award- Ben Simms

    Pitching Award- Joseph Hamilton

    Most Improved- Seth Mattingly

    Commander Award- Hunter Goatley

    JV Awards

    Defensive Award- Connor Riney

    Offensive Award- Taylor Wheatley

    Pitching Award- Trae Abell

    Freshman Awards

  • Wreck claims life of E-Town man

    A four-vehicle accident Friday morning on US 150 between Bardstown and Springfield has claimed the life of Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

    Walters was killed when the 2001 Honda he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Stephen Sizemore, 54, of Somerset. According to a report by Kentucky State Police, Sizemore had fallen asleep at the wheel of the 1999 Peterbilt semi truck.

  • Commanderettes receive softball awards

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes held their annual softball awards banquet on July 6.

    Receiving academic awards were senior Samantha Seger, junior Olivia Thompson, sophomore Daphne White and freshman Samantha Mudd.

    Varsity award winners

    Most RBIs - Kelly Hill

    Coaches Award - Samantha Seger

    Most Stolen Bases - Kelly Hill

    Most Improved - Zana Yocum

    MVP - Kelly Hill

    Commanderette Award - Samantha Seger

    Highest On-base Percentage - Kelly Hill

  • New faces on the Commander sideline

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County football Commanders have been shaping up for the 2010 season by bulking up on the field and making a few changes within the coaching staff.

    Gone from seasons past are assistant coaches Tim Messer and Jeff Doig. Messer has assumed more of an administrative role within the high school, while Doig moved out-of-state to take a new job.

  • Youth Awards Night

    An awards night for Washington County summer youth leagues will be held July 26 at Idle Hour Park starting at 6 p.m.