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Today's News

  • Tigers top Commanders, 24-14 in district action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With both the Washington County Commanders and the Bardstown Tigers sitting at 1-0 in district play, Friday night’s showdown in Bardstown would put give the winner a clear advantage as playoff seeds start to shape up. Although WC matched the Tigers for most of the first half, Bardstown was able to surge ahead for the 24-14 district win to improve to 4-4 on the season and 2-0 in district play.

  • Hamilton earns operating award

    Tony Hamilton, manager of Southern States Cooperative, Inc.-Springfield Service, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 46 service managers from Southern States' 23-state territory earned this award, which Hamilton has won eight times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Employment office moves to courthouse annex

    There’s good news and bad news for the Washington County Office of Employment and Training. The good news is that they just moved into their new location in the 1816 Courthouse Annex at 111 Cross Main Street in Springfield. The new location will provide additional office space and parking. The bad news is that there is a greater need for it as more and more people find themselves without employment and need help putting together resumes or looking for work.

  • Eagles shut down Commanders, 27-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If there was one member of the Bethlehem Eagles football team that the Washington County Commanders saw enough of last Friday night, it was Casey Robinson.

    It all started as Robinson got the ball on the first play from scrimmage and used all of 13 seconds to put the Eagles on top.

    But the senior Eagles running back wasn’t done for the night. In fact, he scored all four Bethlehem touchdowns as the Eagles went on to top the Commanders 27-7 in Bardstown.

  • County receives $535,000 grant for Communicare

    The Washington County Fiscal Court recently paved the way for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $535,000 from the Kentucky Department of Local Government. The money will be used to purchase the old Reed's Food Valu supermarket building on Main Street. Once work is completed, the building will become the new home of Washington County Industries, the county's branch of Communicare.

  • Barbeque cookoff competitors enjoy their stay in Springfield

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Springfield has seen its share of visitors over the years, but chances are pretty good that none of them smelled as good as some of the customized barbeque rigs that made the town their home this past weekend for the Jim Beam Barbeque Classic.

  • 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.