Today's News

  • St. Catharine Farm wins Agriculture Axhievement award

    St. Catharine Farm got its beginnings in 1822 when sisters Angela and Benvin Sansbury bought the deed to 159 acres and one year of provisions to settle in rural Kentucky. This helped form the Dominican Sisters of Peace located at St. Catharine.

  • Planning, fundraising underway for One Bridge to Hope

    The drug epidemic continues to wreak havoc across the state of Kentucky and beyond. More often than not, it’s creating a revolving door for many abusers, who are sent to jail only to be released and return to their addiction.

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady has seen a dramatic increase in incarcerations for both Marion and Washington counties within the past five years.

  • Commanderettes look to have a strong season

    The Washington County Commanderettes softball team looks toward having a strong season. After leaving the regional tournament early last season, the team looks to make a run deep this year.

    The Commanderettes have a strong senior group this year as six seniors will be returning to the lineup. WC’s head coach, Christy Baker, is excited for the start of the season and is glad to see these seniors play.

  • Commanders drop first game of the season

    The Commanders finished the pre-season with two scrimmages. One against Anderson County, and another against Mercer. Head coach Adam Blair and the rest of the coaching staff as well as the team all developed throughout the pre-season to prepare for the start of the season.

  • Remembering Bob Noe Haydon

    Robert Noe “Bob” Haydon Sr., 88, a well-known businessman and community member, passed away on Feb. 23.

    His son, Bobby, said Haydon lived a long life.

    “I’d say he did most of what we wanted to do, if not all,” Bobby said.

    Haydon joined the family business, Haydon Coal and Oil Co., which was started by Haydon’s grandfather, Charles Joseph Haydon Sr. in 1918.

  • Blair wins Sidewalk Hall of Fame award


    The annual Sorghum Festival is a time of celebration for most people and that would be no different for Sue Blair, who was awarded the Sidewalk Hall of Fame award at the Chamber of Commerce awards. This award was created in 2004 to honor a person who has made significant contributions to the Sorghum Festival. Recipients have generally put many hours into making the festival a success.

    “The chamber runs the festival and it’s very near and dear to my heart,” Blair said.

  • Commanders prepare for upcoming season

    Baseball season is here and head coach Adam Blair and the rest of the Commander baseball squad are ready to go. After having a 21-win 12-loss, and 1 tie season last year the Commanders look to have an even better season this year.

    Last year’s team featured a squad that included six seniors. They had an awesome post season run as they were ranked top seed in the district. WC beat Bardstown in the finals 9-7 to advance to the regional tournament. The Commanders fell to Central Hardin in the second round of the tournament to miss a trip to the finals of the tournament.

  • For Smalley; It’s all about the kids

    Through Bernard Smalley’s life as an adult, five words he has often used can sum up the values he deems most important. “It’s all about the kids.” And it is that short phrase that has led him to the work that he has done for the last 36 years.

  • Commanderettes finish tough season

    The Commanderettes finished a tough season with an 8-22 record. They had a 3-16 record in the region and a 2-8 record in the district.

  • Third film festival coming to Springfield

    Nick Schrager


    Springfield will be hosting its third James Bond III film festival this weekend.

    According to Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, though the film festival hasn’t happened yet, there are plans in the works for a fourth.

    “And they’re already gearing up for their fourth,” she said. “Which is in July.”

    Everyone is invited to attend this week’s festival which will be hosted Friday-Sunday at the Springfield Opera House.