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Today's News

  • WC tennis plans to build on its youth

    Youth.

    This year’s Washington County Commander tennis team has an abundance of it, and first-year head coach Beth Gooch sees the amount of young players on the team as a solid building block for the future of the program.

  • Commanders look to repeat as district champs

    After a team that wins a championship loses seven seniors to graduation, the natural inclination is that there will be some drop off the next season.

    But this year’s Washington County Commander baseball team, which took home a 19th District championship and earned a trip to the semifinals of the 5th Region Tournament last season, has a chance to shatter this type of conventional thinking.

  • GOP caucus set for Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.

    All Washington County Republicans will vote at a single site in the banquet room of Mordecai’s on Main in downtown Springfield. Voting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Instead of being staged the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • St. Dominic’s Junior Beta going to nationals

    St. Dominic School’s junior beta team learned something they did not expect recently - that they’re going to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Junior Beta National Convention. 

    Heather Carrico, a sponsor for the club, said this is the school’s first year having a Junior Beta team, and they learned they’d be going after earning the spot in the Kentucky Junior Beta State Convention in Louisville. 

    “We are very excited about it,” Carrico said. 

  • Grand jury indicts five

    Five people were indicted on charges ranging from firearms offenses to murder by a Washington County grand jury. 

  • Rotary club cooks for a good cause

    The sweet and savory scent of sausage and pancakes filled the air over the weekend when the Springfield Rotary Club held its annual pancake breakfast. For more than 50 years, the rotary club has hosted the meal to raise money to benefit the community.  

  • Commanderettes show great improvement

    When Lena Bramblett took over as head coach of the Washington County girls’ basketball team last year, she was taking over a team that was coming off a two-win season.

    Bramblett, who had been with St. Catharine College the previous 15 years, wasn’t sure what to expect with her new group of players.

    But after finishing up her first season at the helm, Bramblett was amazed at how well her team bought into her coaching philosophy.

  • WC fights hard, falls late

    For two-and-a-half quarters, the Washington County Commanders looked like a team poised to give the Bardstown Tigers their first district loss in more than three seasons.

    But a 19-0 run by the Tigers to end the third quarter put the game away for good in their 79-51 win over Washington County Thursday night.

  • Mattingly wins Sidewalk Hall of Fame Award

    Glen Mattingly, who has served the Sorghum Festival for 15 years, was recently honored by the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce with this year’s sidewalk hall of fame award.

    David Purdom presented Mattingly with the accolade during the chamber’s awards banquet last month.

  • Officer kills vicious dog

    Springfield Police officer Brad Carrico had to use deadly force against an aggressive dog on the loose in the city.

    According to police, two pit bull dogs had been terrorizing people in a local neighborhood. For about a month, officers had been working to capture the dogs, but one had to be shot and killed when it acted aggressively toward Carrico.