.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Woman dies after tractor accident

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    A Willisburg woman who was the victim of a tractor accident on April 9 has passed away.

     

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements received word from the Jefferson County Coroner Wednesday evening, April 13, that Julie Robinson, 25, was taken off life support and died.

     

  • Coyle Lane closed

    A voiceless public hearing made way to a stretch of road in Washington County being closed pending a contingency is met.

    No one spoke up during the public forum regarding the closing procedure of an 856-foot stretch of Coyle Lane during fiscal court’s Monday morning meeting. The court voted to close the road, provided a portion of it is deeded to the county. 

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Each and every pinwheel planted in front of the 1816 courthouse represents a substantiated case of child abuse in Washington County last year. 

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Springfield, Washington County and across the country. It has been recognized locally for more than 20 years, and while the county has come a long way in battling child abuse, there is still a long road ahead. 

    Sue Clements, with the Washington County Homemakers, said that while it’s an ongoing affair, they have made progress.

  • 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.