Today's News

  • Commanderettes look for momentum going into the postseason

    After battling through the toughest stretch of their season, the Commanderettes look to gain momentum heading into the postseason.

    Washington County dropped three straight to Owensboro Catholic, Marion and Nelson last week, but hope to rebound this week.
    The Commanderettes open with Nicholas County (4-11) on Friday.
    They will travel to the new gym at Nicholas County High School for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
    The Lady Jackets are led by Reesa Martin (13.8 points per game) and Megan Bretz (8.5 points per game).

  • Commanderettes wrap up number two seed

    Washington County vs. Nelson County
    Score: 79-31 Nelson County
    When: Sunday, Feb. 6
    Where: Nelson County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Jennifer Keene NCHS - Shelby Maupin, Caitlin Hagan, Cierra Drake

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes wrapped up the toughest stretch of their season with a 48-point loss to district rival Nelson County.

  • Commanders’ skid continues

    Washington County vs. North Bullitt
    Score: 56-40 North Bullitt
    When: Saturday, Feb. 5
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: NBHS - Brandon Goeing WCHS - Will Purdom, Jared Kelty

    Game highlights: The Commanders hung around for the first quarter but the hot-shooting Eagles pulled away before the half.

  • Commanders’ near finish line

    Washington County will finish up the regular season on Tuesday. District tournament play is set to begin during the week of Feb. 21.

    The Commanders begin their final week on Friday against Nicholas County (1-15).
    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Nicholas County.
    Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said Nicholas County is young and struggling.
    “We are a young, inexperienced team with zero returning players from last year’s squad,” Nicholas County head coach Greg Fletcher said.

  • Commanderettes fall to All “A” champs

    Washington County vs. Owensboro Catholic
    Score: 71-52 Owensboro Catholic
    When: Wednesday, Feb. 2
    Where: McBrayer Arena
    Key players: OCHS - Rebecca Greenwell, Mary Kate Clemens, Leah Greathouse WCHS - Kenya Turner, Shay Yocum

  • New bypass seeing traffic before opening


    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it could land some drivers in trouble with police, and even facing citations.
    Chad Filiatreau, transportation engineering supervisor with the Kentucky Department of Transportation, said driving on closed roads, such as the new Springfield Northwest Bypass, is dangerous, as well as illegal.

  • School lunches about to be healthier, more expensive


  • Meth lab busted near Mackville


    Two people were arrested near Mackville Sunday in connection with a meth lab being operated in a mobile home.
    According to Jim Smith, a detective of the Springfield Police Department assigned to the Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force, the meth lab was found after several anonymous tips from people in the Mackville area.

  • BIRTHS: Tharp: It's a girl!

    Carol and Clyde Tharp of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Jan. 30, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Alana Carol Tharp weighed 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by Jared Gullett, 15; Abbigail Gullett, 11; Landon Tharp, 4; Blake Tharp, 2; Daniel Tharp, 20 and Ben Tharp, 18.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry C. and Debbie Lanham of Springfield.
    Paternal grandfather is the late Clyde Tharp.

  • BIRTH: Atwood: It's a boy!

    Kelly and Robert Atwood of Bradfordsville announce the birth of their son on Jan. 24, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Robert McKinley Atwood Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by Alanna, age 8 and Brianna, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Rhoda Brady, Sandy Scott and Charlie Brady of Bradfordsville.
    Paternal grandparents are Francine and Dewayne Veatch of Hopewell, Va. and Anthony and Sandy Atwood of Lebanon.