Today's News

  • 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.

  • Commanders have historic season

    After falling to LaRue County in the first round of the regional tournament, the Commanders ended their historic season. They finished the season with 19 wins and 13 losses and had a record of 12-10 in the region and 8-2 in the district.

    The Commanders had a good start to the season as they went 4 and 3, including three districts, wins against Thomas Nelson, Nelson County, and Bethlehem. They lost a close game against district rivals Bardstown 61-58 going into the Christmas tournament at Campbellsville.

  • Turning T-shirts into jump ropes for children

    Diane McDaniel is turning T-shirts into jump ropes for needy children in Africa.

    She had the opportunity last October to go on a mission trip to eSwatini in Africa.

  • Rain causes shift in soil at reservoir

    A shift of topsoil at the reservoir behind Bluegrass Dairy in Springfield has officials working to drain approximately 8 feet of water from the back up source of water.

    According to David Bartley, the water system manager at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, heavy rain caused the soil to move last week, and he’s already been in touch with the Dam Safety and Compliance section of the Division of Water.

  • Hale is recipient of Lifetime Acheivement award

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce posthumously awarded Steve Hale the Lifetime Achievement award on Feb. 25.

    Steve was born and raised in Springfield. Janice Hale-Burkhead, his sister, laughed when telling about Steve’s childhood. One such story involved a special-ordered football helmet.

  • Tough opponent ends Commanderettes’ season

    The Washington County Commanderettes ended their season against the top seed in the district, and fourth by record in the region, the Bardstown Lady Tigers. Washington County fought hard throughout the game, but was unable to match the Lady Tigers. Head coach Lena Bramblett was proud of the girls but heartbroken after the loss.

  • Region loss ends season for Commanders

    The Washington County Commanders faced off against the LaRue County Hawks in the first round of the fifth region tournament Monday night. The Commanders fought to the end but couldn’t come up with the win, as they fell 76-53. The score was also misleading for how well WC played.

  • Road and bridge repair discussed at fiscal court

    Trent Taylor


    Gary Tomblyn, Commissioner of Rural and Municipal Aid, attended Friday’s fiscal court meeting to discuss roads and bridges that were being updated. Paul Sanders, Chief District Engineer of District Four, was also in attendance to help with the discussion.

  • Smith indicted on federal charges

    Matthew R. Smith, the man who allegedly was planning a mass shooting at L.B. Manufacturing in Springfield, was indicted on federal charges last week.

  • Hale receives lifetime achievement award

    The results are in, and Steve Hale has been posthumously named 2018’s recipient of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement award. Family members received the award for Hale, who was well known in the community.