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Today's News

  • WC goes 2-3 in Fort Walton Beach Bash

    After defeating Campbellsville last Sunday, the Washington County Commanderettes rounded out their tournament play last week at the Fort Walton Beach Bash with games against Presentation, Atherton, Hazard and East Jessamine. 

    The Commanderettes went 1-3 in the remainder of last week’s games, as they fell to both Presentation and Atherton on Monday before picking up a double-digit win against Hazard Wednesday and losing 15-0 to East Jessamine Thursday.

  • Commanders finish 3-2 in Florida

    After picking up two wins in  its first two days at the Fort Walton Beach Bash, the Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to keep its momentum, dropping two of its final three games in the Florida tournament.

    The Commanders defeated Crittenden County last Wednesday by a score of 13-6 but lost their last two games against Hopkins County Central and Jeffersontown.

  • 'The Hammer' hangs it up

    They call him “The Hammer.” 

    No, not M.C. Hammer, but someone even more special – Marshall Simpson.

    Simpson, 55, has worked for the United States Postal Service since 1982 and has delivered mail in Springfield since 1993. For 23 years, he has had the same route, approximately 25,000 steps and 550 stops, in Springfield.

  • Two local residents killed in car wreck

    Washington County suffered a heavy loss last week when two of its residents were killed in a head-on collision that injured two others. 

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the wreck, which occurred near the county line on Bardstown Road on April 8, killed Richard Alex Hensley, 17, of Willisburg, and James B. Cambron, 56, of Springfield.

  • Smith signs with Campbellsville

    Just one year after Brandon Smith joined the Washington County High School Commander football team, he signed his letter of intent last week to join a new team: the Campbellsville University Tigers.

    Even though he just has one season of high school football under his belt, Smith, who will be playing defensive end at Campbellsville, believes that his short time as a Commander will serve him well in transitioning to play at the collegiate level.

  • Drury still undefeated in singles match play

    The Washington County Commander tennis team was busy prior to taking a brief hiatus during spring break, recently playing in three matches against Adair County, Taylor County and Thomas Nelson.

     

    Adair County

  • Commanders now 8-2 on season

    The Washington County Commanders continue to close in on their season goal of going undefeated in regular-season district play after defeating district foes Bethlehem and Thomas Nelson.

  • WC falls in 12th Region All ‘A’ final

    From playing in the 12th Region All “A” Classic to traveling to Florida to participate in the Fort Walton Beach Bash, the Washington County Commanderettes have had a busy week.

    After picking up a big 13-0 win against Burgin in its first-round game, WC couldn’t capitalize in the championship game of the 12th Region All “A” Classic against Somerset, losing 12-2 on Friday night.

  • Carpenter wins Ag Achievement award

    “Without agriculture, what would we have?”

    Joe Carpenter posed this question as he accepted his Ag Achievement Award during the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    And for the past 30-plus years, Carpenter has been doing his part in raising awareness about just how much of an impact that agriculture has had on the Washington County community.

  • WCHS aviation program in mid-flight

    Twenty-nine students at Washington County High School are taking classes that many of their parents and grandparents would have jumped through hoops for during their tenure in high school – aerospace science. 

    According Dawn Curtsinger, a science teacher at WCHS, the aerospace program, which is designed to help students gain a foot in the industry after they graduate, took flight at the beginning of the school year.