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Today's News

  • White-out called for as Commanders play for district title Friday night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders will face perennial powerhouse Danville this Friday night to see who will come out on top of the Class 2A, District 4 standings.

    WC (8-0 overall, 2-0 in district) defeated Fort Knox 42-24 on Oct. 8 and took care of Bardstown 35-21 on Oct. 15.

    Danville (5-3 overall, 2-0 in district) beat Bardstown 59-13 on Oct. 8 and routed Fort Knox 49-0 on Friday.

    With a win, the Commanders can secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

  • How freezing affects forages

    All of us haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, but we soon will.  So we will discuss how a freeze can cause hazards for using some forage.

  • SCC soccer goes 4-0 for the week

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College soccer teams won all four games played last week. And they won them in convincing fashion by outscoring the opponents by a combined 26-2. Last Tuesday at Berea the Patriot women topped the Mountaineers 8-0 and the men followed with a 5-2 victory. On Saturday at Johnson Bible College (Tennessee) the women won 10-0 and the men were victorious 3-0.

    Women

  • Springfield...there's an app for that!

    In the eternal search for a way to draw more tourists to Springfield, the local tourism commission has found a way to reach out to potential visitors around the world.

    Last week, the Springfield Tourism Commission announced that a new application, or app, for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch is now available, featuring information about Springfield, Ky.

  • Relay kickoff set for Saturday

    The Washington County Relay for Life will host its annual kickoff at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library at Washington County High School. The event marks the start of the fundraising year for Relay.

    This year's kickoff will have a sports theme, so dress in your favorite team's attire and be ready to join the Relay team!

    Guest speakers for the kickoff will be John Graves from Atmosphere Entertainment and Diane Kelly from Toyotomi.

  • Cops find marijuana during traffic stop

    A routine traffic stop of a vehicle running a stop sign led to a drug-related arrest last week for Springfield police.

    Officers Nathan Phillips and John Hall were on patrol just before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when they observed a red 2001 Ford run a stop sign on KY 555 in the city limits. The officers stopped the vehicle, and according to a report completed by Phillips, Phillips and Hall noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and got permission to search the vehicle. Before they could conduct the search, the officers got a confession.

  • Bears advance to title game while other Blake Hoppes teams finish seasons

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The final week of the regular season of the Blake Hoppes Youth Football League found some teams closing out their seasons and others preparing for playoffs.

    Last Tuesday in Lebanon, the K-2 Springfield Bengals lost 36-12 to the Lebanon Dolphins. The 3rd-4th grade Springfield Patriots lost to the Lebanon Cowboys by a score of 19-6. The loss dropped the Pats to 1-3 on the season.

  • City buys five new police cruisers

    The Springfield Police Department’s officers are about to be riding in style after the purchase of five new 2010 Dodge Chargers. The action was approved by the Springfield City Council at its Oct. 12 meeting. Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong told the council the new vehicles are needed because the cost of repairs to the current fleet keeps mounting.

  • Patriots prevail in six ‘Super Saturday’ games

    SCC Sports Information

    Saturday was a huge day for St. Catharine College athletics, as the Patriots were at home to play two volleyball matches, two soccer games and two baseball games. And the day was Patriot-perfect as the home team won every contest. But they were only able to do so because of some last-second heroics in the men’s soccer match that gave them a 3-2 win in overtime.

    Volleyball

  • Commanders top Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanders improved their overall record to 7-0 and 1-0 in district standings with a 42-24 victory over Fort Knox Friday night. WC allowed a season-high 24 points in the game, but the Commander defense held the Eagles to just three points in the second half.

    Qwan Turner racked up 243 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns, and quarterback Trae Abell scored two TDs of his own as all six WC scores came from the ground attack.