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Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall in first round of district

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It wasn’t the way they wanted the season to end, but Washington County head volleyball coach Brett Hudson is still proud of the way his girls played during the season, and even through the first round of district playoffs Monday night. Although the Commanderettes fell 2-0 to Bethlehem to end their season at 8-22-1, Hudson saw a lot of positive things that the squad will build on for next season.

  • 4-H clubs to give awards

    Project clubs are reorganizing for the year, and this week I have included dates of upcoming meetings.  Anyone with questions on the following clubs should contact the extension office at 336-7741.

    The 4-H Young Riders will have their annual awards night on Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.  New members and parents are welcome to come and should bring a potluck dish. Put Nov. 16 on your calendar for the next meeting and all meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.

  • That's a wrap: Commercial filming finished in Springfield Sunday

    Springfield was center stage again this past weekend, and this time, the town hosted the filming of a new TV commercial for Bluegrass Cellular telephone company.

    Two Popes Production Company of Minneapolis, Minn., was in charge of the filming, and the company brought dozens of crew members to town for the filming.

    The stars of the commercial were some local notables, including members of the Washington County High School Commander Band, the Washington County Pompettes, and others well known in the community.

  • Snake problem found, solved at middle school

    If you ask people what they fear, many will say snakes.  Several staff members at Washington County Middle School will give you the same answer, and with good reason.

    The school has had some uninvited visitors lately as some small snakes have made their way into the school.

    The snakes were discovered recently in the middle school’s resource room, where items such as clothing are stored when donated to the school. That’s how officials believe the snakes entered the school.

  • Alley Pats win Green River Classic

    SCC Sports Information

    It didn’t take long for the St. Catharine College bowling program to make its mark among the state’s teams. Both the Patriot men and women took first place in the Green River Classic bowled in Campbellsville Oct. 10.

    The tournament was just the second for Jim Mohr’s team in the program’s inaugural season.

    The men won by just three pins as Shawn Green was the top bowler in the tournament. Green and Brett Saltsman, who was the tournament’s fifth best bowler, made the all-tournament team.

  • Relay kickoff set for Oct. 31

    Halloween is generally considered the scariest day of the year - well, if you don’t count tax day. The Washington County Relay for Life is using the spooky holiday as the setting to start their 2010 campaign. The group’s annual kick-off rally will be held Oct. 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office at 211 Progress Ave. in Springfield. Although trick or treat in Springfield will be the night before, everyone is encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume for the kick-off.

  • Mackville truck and tractor pull cancelled

    The Mackville truck and tractor pull scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 has been canceled due to weather. For more information on the event, contact Eddie Noel at (859) 262-5104.

  • 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.