Today's News

  • Girls prepare for long season ahead

    As the summer months begin to warm up, so does the Washington County High School gym.
    That’s because the Washington County Commanderettes volleyball team has begun its training for the fall season under the leadership of first-year head coach Casey Mudd.  

    “I am excited,” Mudd said. “I’ve got just a really really good group of girls.”

    Mudd, who was an assistant coach for the last three years, said the team has lost a lot of experience but will still be leaving its mark in the district this year.

  • Lincoln Homestead captures win in 17th annual President’s Cup

    Springfield’s Lincoln Homestead Country Club got its revenge on Lebanon Country Club in this past weekend’s President’s Cup, avenging last year’s defeat.

    Lebanon tied the all-time series between the clubs with its win in 2014, but Lincoln Homestead has once again regained the advantage in the matchup, now leading 9-8 after clinching the victory on Sunday.

  • McCoy travels to Russia

    It’s not very often that someone gets the opportunity to travel to Russia and train with some of the best wrestlers in the world, but in Tyler McCoy’s case, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

    McCoy becomes the third St. Catharine wrestler to travel to Russia. It was just last December that Garrett Harding and Daniel Reed had the chance to travel to Russia and train with the best in the world.

  • Simpson takes awards

    On June 30, Hannah Simpson shot 189 out of 200 singles targets and won the medal for Academics, Integrity & Marksmanship High Junior Ladies Champion.

    Along with the AIM award, she won the Scholastic Clay Target Program trophy for Lady High Score using her total scored in singles.

  • Commanders prep for upcoming season

    The thick and pungent smell of humidity and sweat filled the air as the Washington County Commander football team met for its first practice of the year Monday morning.  

    The Commanders, who are coming off a 3-6 season, are looking at some big goals this year.

  • Local Boy Scouts help save fellow scout’s life

    Reed Breunig, 15, and Tyler Ashlock, 12, were just coming back from a get-together for members of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society for the Boy Scouts.

    They had decided to leave early because it was getting late.

    But on the way back to their camp, they were stopped in their tracks by what Ashlock described as a wheezing sound.

  • Fire claims home

    A house fire on the Washington County side of the Washington-Boyle line left a local resident Patrick Hamilton’s home a total loss this past Friday morning.

    Fortunately, though, no one was home at the time of the fire, according to Jim Logsdon, chief for the Springfield-Washington County Fire Department.

    The fire was called in at 9:32 a.m. on Friday, after a passerby saw the smoke rising from the home, which sat off the roadway and was surrounded by trees.

  • Miller hired as new WCES principal

    Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran saw Jennifer Miller’s passion about education right away.

    As Miller interviewed for the position of Washington County Elementary School principal, every new question led to an enthusiastic answer by Miller, many of which focused on helping each and every student improve, both inside and outside of the classroom.

    It was hearing her plans on how to help students progress in their education that convinced Cochran that Miller was the perfect fit for this position.

  • Conservation district will not be able to tax

    After months of waiting, debate and concern, Washington County finally has its answer – and it came with the dry crack of a slamming gavel.

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 against the Conservation District’s request to be placed under a millage tax Monday morning during it’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    The apprehensive court took its time before making the decision and the only dissenter was District 5 Magistrate Billy Riney Jr.

    District 4 Magistrate Morris Sweazy motioned to vote no on the formation of the taxing district.

  • Idle Hour Park to get new lights

    It’s been a long time coming.

    Idle Hour Park’s Little League fields are slated to get new lights in the near future, and it’s something that’s been needed for a while, according to the park’s director, Bernard Smalley.

    “Those lights have been there since 1976, so starting [this] week — weather permitting — we’ll be starting on a new set of lights on both fields.”

    The lights, nearly 40 years old, have not been replaced since being installed but have been repaired constantly over the years.