Today's News

  • Commanders host Lincoln Co. tonight; 'Future Commanders' admitted free

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders look to improve to 4-0 tonight as they host the Lincoln County Patriots at Bennett R. Lewis Field at Washington County High School.

    Tonight is also Future Commander Night. Middle school and Blake Hoppes league players who wear their jersey will receive free admission to tonight's game.

    The Commanders are coming off a 47-0 rout of Taylor County last week, which helped propel them into the Top 5 scoring teams in Kentucky and into the Top 10 in scoring margins, according to the KHSAA .

  • Concern with corn crop causing producers to harvest early

    Producers who haven’t started harvesting in this area, and those farther east, need to scout for problems, so they’ll know which fields to harvest first, said Chad Lee, grain crops specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    While far western Kentucky counties have experienced the most extreme heat and driest conditions this summer, the whole state has had above normal temperatures. Western Kentucky also has been abnormally dry, and other areas of the state have sections that are dry.

  • Commanderettes beat Bardstown, lose to Nelson Co. in district matches

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes got their first taste of district competition last week with matches against Bardstown and Nelson County. WC was able to handle the Lady Tigers at home, but the Lady Cards edged WC in a couple of close sets to win 3-0 in a best of five series in Bardstown.


  • Know your hay quality

    With fall rapidly approaching, our thoughts now turn to wrapping up the 2010 haymaking season. While some farmers will be trying to get at least one more cutting of hay in the barn, others have already completed their haymaking for this year. And while there has been a tremendous amount of hay made in Kentucky this year, much of it was late-cut hay and the quality suffered a great deal. The only sure way to know the nutrient content of your hay and how to feed it correctly and economically is to have it tested in the laboratory.

  • Springfield State Bank to celebrate 100 years in business

    One of the pillars of the community is preparing to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

    Springfield State Bank will be celebrating its 100th year in business on Friday, Sept. 17, and the public is invited to attend.

    Springfield State Bank has four locations in Washington County, including the main office at 125 East Main Street in Springfield, as well as branches at 1060 Bardstown Road, 2559 Main Street in Willisburg and 10780 Main Street in Mackville.

  • Tryouts For 2011 Girls’ Sluggers Softball

    The Sluggers travel softball team, an elite travel organization based in Marion County, will hold tryouts for the 2011 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    Tryouts will be for 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U girls in Marion, Washington and surrounding counties.

    Call Melissa Thomas at (270) 699-1872 for more information.

  • 4th annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival takes place Oct. 1-3

    In just a few weeks, the smell of state championship barbeque will once again hover over downtown Springfield when the city hosts the 4th Annual Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival Oct 1-3. Although one of the main attractions to the festival is the Jim Beam Barbeque Classic, an event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and serves as the Kentucky state barbeque championship, there are plenty of things for young and old to do during the three-day event.

  • SCC Volleyball falls in five sets to Asbury

    SCC Sports Information

    By many accounts, it was one of the most spirited athletic contests ever held at St. Catharine College. Surely it looked that way last Tuesday as a large and loud crowd was treated to exhilarating volleyball as the Asbury Eagles flew into Lourdes Hall to battle Adam Stevenson’s Patriots.

  • Book chronicles local native's time in Vietnam

    It’s a long, long way from the farmlands of Washington County to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, but for one county native, serving his country gave him the chance to see the world. His experiences in Asia have been chronicled in his recently released book Lasting Visions: With the 7th Marines in Vietnam, 1970, published by Merriam Press.

  • WC girls’ golf wins over Spencer Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County girls’ golf team beat the team from Spencer County on Sept. 1, with Amanda Cox and her younger sister Emily both shooting a nine-hole round of 45 and medaling.

    Rounding out the scoring for WC was Emily Cecconi, who shot a 48, and Callie Harmon, who shot a 50.

    The girls also beat PRP on Aug. 19. Emily Cox medaled with the best score of 48. They also finished second in the three-way match between first place Campbellsville and third place Taylor Co.