Today's News

  • Loan approved for sewer project

    The final part of funding for an upgrade to Springfield’s sewer plant was approved last week by the Springfield City Council.

    In February, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission received confirmation that they were approved for a total of $1.92 million from rural development, with $1,347,000 coming from a loan and $573,495 coming in the form of a grant for a headworks sewer project upgrade. 

  • That's a wrap!

    ... And cut!

    Hollywood will begin to scale down its presence in the small towns of Springfield and Lebanon as it wraps up production of the movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film portraying an adventure of two teenaged girls, later this week.

    According to Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian, producers of the movie, the production of the film has gone extremely well.

  • Former officer charged with assault

    A former Springfield police officer, along with another man, have been indicted on assault charges. 

    The Washington County Grand Jury indicted Michael A. Cotton, 59, of Bardstown, and Kevin R. Bewley, 28, of Willisburg, on one count of assault in the second degree, a class C felony.

  • Commander golf team falls to Campbellsville

    The Washington County Commander golf team was in action last week, traveling to Taylor County to face off against the Campbellsville Eagles this past Thursday.

    The Commanders were unable to extend their two-match winning streak, though, falling to the Eagles by 21 strokes, with WC scoring 190 compared to Campbellsville’s 169.

  • WC volleyball starts season 0-3

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first three games of the season last week, but they did so while playing three of the top teams in the 5th Region.

    And that was by design, according to head coach John Rogers.

    “We wanted to load that schedule up, and with the way the girls are fighting, they understand what the game plan is,” he said. “0-3 has no negative effect on us whatsoever as far as the district tournament and the region tournament go, unless we let it.”

  • Commanders lose opening game

    The Washington County Commanders found themselves in a shootout last Friday night, but they were unable to come out with a win, falling short 54-40 against the high-powered offense of the Western Hills Wolverines during the season opener.

    Despite a two-possession deficit on the board at the end of the game, it looked as if Western Hills would run away in a blowout early on.

  • U.S. Natural Fibers a unique local business

    Shawn Malloy, along with his wife, Lori, has been working with natural fibers for more than a decade. Now, after opening two successful fiber companies, they’ve opened up a third – U.S. Natural Fibers, a processing plant in Springfield. 

    “What U.S. Natural Fibers is all about is, we’re buying and selling fiber from small farms across the county,” Malloy said. 

  • Local candidates have filed

    Multiple city council and school board seats are up for grabs this year, and voters will go to the polls to decide who will fill them on Nov. 8.

    Tuesday, Aug. 9, was the last day for candidates to file for election.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, three school board seats are up for the taking, as well as all six spots on the Springfield City Council.

  • Baker returns from stint with national youth all-star team

    Beau Baker was “very excited” when he was chosen to compete in last week’s Baseball Youth All-Star Challenge in Branson, Missouri, but even that feeling was nothing compared to how he felt after winning the 10-year-old Home Run Derby and being a contributor on a team that would go on to win the event’s championship.

    “It was a good experience,” Beau said. “Not a bunch of kids get to do this. … You’ve gotta take advantage of it.”

  • Commanders look to use experience as advantage

    One thing this year’s Washington County Commander football team will not be lacking is experience. With 14 seniors — including many who have played multiple years on the varsity squad — the Commanders will continue to look to their veterans for leadership, according to head coach Eric Sagrecy.