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Today's News

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Willis: It's a girl!

    Hailey Grace Willis

    Amy and Chad Willis of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 11, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Hailey Grace  weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Medley-Kendall

    Jessica Marie Medley and Mark Kendall

  • Commanders roll past Fort Knox, 48-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a happy homecoming evening for the Washington County Commanders as they took care of the visiting Fort Knox Eagles in easy fashion, 48-7 at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield.

    The Commanders got off to a 21-0 start in the first quarter and added seven more in the second to take a 28-0 lead into halftime.

  • Lawsuit filed over judicial center work dispute

    A lawsuit has been filed over a dispute connected to work done at the new Washington County Judicial Center.

    According to a case filed in the Washington County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Whitehead Electric Company of Sturgis, Ky., is seeking $657,396.21 in a suit against Codell Construction Company of Winchester, Ky., as well as the Washington County Fiscal Court and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, based in Hartford, Conn.

  • SCC bowling competes in first tourney

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College sent its bowling teams into action for the first time in school history on Sunday, Sept. 27 in the Kentucky Collegiate Team Classic at Eastland Lanes in Lexington. The men took two teams to the tournament while there was one SCC women’s team in competition.

    In the 16-team men’s field, the SCC purple team finished eighth while the gold team finished 14th. The women finished sixth out of eight teams.

  • Festival draws crowds to Springfield

    Downtown Springfield was the picturesque setting for the third annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival this past weekend. This year marked the inaugural Jim Beam BBQ Classic, an event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which also served as the official Kentucky State Barbeque Championship. But this weekend wasn't just about barbeque, it was also about celebrating the fall harvest and coming together as a community.

  • Bring in houseplants, tender bulbs

    It’s time to start bringing in houseplants and tender bulbs before we get really cold, or worse, we have a frost or freeze.   Before actually bringing your houseplants in for the winter you need to do a little work to ward off problems down the road. 

    The plant and pot should be washed with a good spray of water from the hose and allowed to dry completely.  Next, you should spray the entire plant and pot with an insecticidal soap.  Make sure you spray the undersides of the leaves. This is where most plant pests are located.

  • Patriot men win, women lose in soccer

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College varsity soccer teams traveled to play Cincinnati Christian last Tuesday. While the men came away with a 2-1 victory, the women fell 2-0.

    After falling behind 1-0 on a Cincinnati free kick, the Patriots bounced back to take a halftime lead on two goals from Patrick Williams. Both team shad several scoring opportunities in the second period but neither team could find the net.

    The win gave the Patriots a 5-3 record. They return to action Saturday at home with a game against conference rival Pikeville College.

  • Commanderettes host district Monday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the regular season winds down and the Commanderettes prepare to host district playoffs beginning Monday, every game counts now as Washington County tries to build momentum heading into the postseason.

    The team battled hard against a tough Boyle County squad last week, and the Commanderettes almost came away with a big win.

    WC won the first game of the match, 26-24, but the Lady Rebels were able to comeback to win the final two 26-24, 25-22 for the 2-1 victory.

  • Sharpshooters compete; Safe Night to be held

    Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters Club members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition on Sept. 19-20.  

    Members of the archery, rifle and pistol teams competed on Sept. 19 at the Bluegrass Sportsman League located outside out of Wilmore, Ky.  On Sept. 20, the trap team competed at the Kentucky Wildlife Management Center in Madison County.  

    Below are the team and individual awards won by the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters.

    ARCHERY BOWHUNTER COMPOUND

    2ND PLACE TEAM – 15/18 YEAR OLD

  • Drug court helps local man stay clean, sober

    Editor’s Note: The following is the story of a Washington County man who has experienced the effects of drugs and alcohol in his life, and was willing to share his story with our readers. He does so here under the condition of his last name not being revealed.

    He started drinking when he was 10 years old. By 11, he was using marijuana, and at 15, he had moved on to crack cocaine. Dustin, a 21-year-old Washington County man, said he has been in and out of jail for drug related incidents, and he didn’t even care.