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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Give us expansion

    Why are we so afraid of change?

    In 2010, the NCAA was very close to expanding its tournament to 96 games.

    Quite possibly because of the ever-increasing cries of heresy among fans, though, that change never came. We instead had to settle for the current 68-team format.

    But that’s just not enough.

    The first two days of March Madness are the most exciting days of the sports calendar. Do we really not want more of that? How can more meaningful basketball be a bad thing?

  • Churchill signs with Campbellsville

    Washington County senior Morgan Churchill became the latest Commander to join next year’s Campbellsville Tigers football team.

    Fellow WC seniors Ty’Lyn Byas and Sean Lewis signed with the Tigers last month.

    In fact, Churchill, who is slotted to play linebacker next season, took his teammates’ presence at the school into consideration before signing his letter of intent.

  • Commanderettes lose three, pick up win vs. Bryan Station

    Bryan Station
    With his team looking to snap a three-game losing streak, head coach Paul Coulter wanted his Washington County Commanderettes (3-3) to concentrate on the mental aspect of the game.

    They had been outscored 19-1 in their previous two games, and he approached his five seniors before Saturday’s contest with the Bryan Station Lady Defenders (3-4) to make sure his squad would be “tough enough” and would play as a team.

    The result? A 14-6 WC victory.

  • WC falls to 2-5 on the year

    Allen County-Scottsville
    Last week proved to be a tough slate of games for the Washington County Commanders (2-5), a disappointing stretch that was capped off last Saturday in an 11-0 loss to the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots (3-6).

    With senior Adam Smith on the mound for WC, both teams were scoreless after two innings, but the Patriots broke the game open in the third frame.

  • News briefs 3/19

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena Russell at 859-336-3232.

    Central Ky Head Start Program

  • Teen injured in accident on Sunday

    Kentucky State Police reported an injury accident in Washington County on Sunday evening at 6:13 p.m.

    According to the accident report, the wreck occured three miles east of Springfield on Bardstown Road.

    Tpr. Chase Willis worked the accident and reported that 19-year-old Jessica Hyke was traveling east in a 2002 Chevrolet when the wreck occurred.

  • PHOTO: Daniel Boone story
  • WC above state average in school readiness

    In a study produced by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) to highlight barriers to school readiness in Kentucky, Washington County exceeded or was near the state average in most categories.

    The study, titled “The Early Childhood Profiles” and distributed in a press release by The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC), is aimed at providing “fuller data about every county in the state, thanks to results from a new kindergarten screener used in every school district last fall.”

  • More improvements coming for Idle Hour Park

    As we inch closer to the summer months, city officials continue to make preparations and improvements to Idle Hour Park in anticipation of this June’s Little League tournaments.

    This year’s state softball tournament—as well as the District 5 baseball tournament—will be held in Springfield, and the city is looking to make all resources available in time for the arrival of the high volume of guests. The next step in that process, it appears, will be alterations to the most recently built field at Idle Hour.

  • Robertson renovations: city targets early 2015 finish date

    Springfield city officials are looking to move forward quickly with renovations to the Robertson building on Main Street, expecting to have construction plans completed by May 1.

    A public meeting was held last week for members of the community to hear details about the proposed changes and to ask questions relating to the commercial section of the facility.

    Project Developer Johan Graham was on hand to share what changes can be expected, and he expressed hopes of putting the project out to bid in May so construction can get under way by mid-July.