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Today's News

  • A decade of Pioneers

    The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future celebrated 10 years of going green with an awards reception, dinner and a packed house at St. Catharine College last Thursday.

    Arthur and Martha Young were recognized with the first ever New Pioneers Green Living award, while Mary Berry earned the New Pioneers Trailblazer award.

    New Pioneers Executive Director Sr. Claire McGowan reflected on the past 10 years and what her vision has grown to over the last decade.

  • Hot Summer Nights concert series starts Friday

    This weekend marks the beginning of the “Hot Summer Nights” concert series in Springfield and youth are particularly encouraged to attend.

    Washington County High School junior Ernie “Sticktight” Akins and his band will kick off the series that will continue through the summer. Other acts that have already been scheduled include Kaleb Cecil on June 12 and DJ SweetTea (Malcom Jones) on July 10. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said the idea for the concert series clicked at a recent event where Akins was performing.

  • SCC president Bill Huston nears retirement

    One thing that’s certain about the 18-year tenure of St. Catharine College President William D. Huston: the school has made major strides and expanded into areas that couldn’t be imagined just a few short years ago.

  • PHOTOS: Hats off to the class of 2015
  • Hamilton wins gold

     A Washington County teenager was invited to the 2015 Junior Olympic Championships earlier this month in Colorado and he returned home with gold and silver medals after taking part in three events.

    Mason Hamilton, 13, qualified for the competition on Dec. 13 and made his way to Colorado Springs from April 28 to May 6 for the 14-and-under (J3 division) championships in air rifle, small-bore and 3x40 small-bore.

  • Commanderettes drop district title in final game

    They fought until the very end, and even when it they were defeated, they never let their heads down.

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their chance to earn the accolade of being the 19th District champions when they fell to the Bethlehem Banshees 8-1 on May 18. It was the third time the Commanderettes have been defeated by the Banshees this season, falling to them previously 19-6 and 9-3.

    “Just because we didn’t win doesn’t mean we can’t play,” Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker said after the game.

  • Commanders are district champions!

    Bottom of the seventh, two outs, game tied 3-3 - everything is on the line.

    Rain came down in a light drizzle as the Washington County Commanders took home the 19th District championship in an epic fashion on May 18 when sophomore infielder Michael

    Chastain slammed a base hit to drive in senior infielder Wade Moore for the win.

  • Osbourne places fifth at state

    Washington County High School senior Anthony Osbourne took fifth place in the 200-meter dash at the state track meet on May 23, which was hosted at the University of Kentucky’s outdoor track facility.

    “That was the sixth time he’s run the 200-meter,” the track team’s head coach Eric Sagrecy said.  “…to finish fifth at state your first year of doing something is pretty impressive… I’m really proud of him.”

  • News briefs for 5/20

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  • Jets over Kentucky seeking rentals

    Event organizers for Jets Over Kentucky, the world’s grandest jet event, are looking for local residents who are willing to rent out their personal recreational vehicles from July 5 - 12 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Springfield. Lewis Patton with Jet Central expressed interest in as many as 10 RVs, possibly more.

    In addition, local residents are asked to open their homes or offer rental properties to the pilots during this week.