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Today's News

  • Winless weekend for Commander baseball

    The results were anything but memorable for the Commanders as they lost three in a row at the end of last week.

    “This week we bumped up the competition a little bit and played some tough teams,” said head coach Adam Blair. “It might hurt our record at times, but like I told the kids, I can schedule weaker teams and make us look good, but in the long run it’s not going to help us.”

     

    Game 1 v. Anderson County Bearcats

  • Hurst, Willis named co-MVP’s

    End-of-the-year awards were given out at the boys’ basketball banquet last week.

    Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst shared Most Valuable Player honors after the two juniors helped lead the team to a 17-13 record.

  • Tourism tax used to benefit community

    Three percent.

    That’s what anyone in Springfield pays on top of their bill at restaurants, hotels and Air BnB homes.

    But where does that 3 percent go?

    It goes into tourism.

    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin and tourism board chair Channing Nally, the tax, which was implemented in 2008, brings in approximately $140,000-$240,000 annually.

    The tourism board oversees the funds, and like any other entity, McMillin said they are audited every year.

  • WCPL hires new director

    Washington County has a new library director, and he’s bringing years of experience with him.

    Shaun Whiteaker, 46, started his new job last week, and said he’s looking forward to building upon the success of Washington County Public Library. Whiteaker, and his wife, Holly, have two children, Elijah and Jonah.

  • 'Ghost Out' brings realism to consequences of impared driving

    It sometimes takes more than statistics and charts to make people truly understand. For administrators at Washington County High School, communicating the dangers of impaired and distracted driving to their students required making an extra effort. The ‘Ghost Out’ program was developed by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to help students “experience the seriousness and finality…and understand the dreadful consequences resulting from impaired driving.”

  • Commanders complete sweep of Thomas Nelson

     

    A week’s worth of sterling displays by the Commander baseball team was slightly tarnished as it was sent packing from the Class ‘A’ Regional Tournament in the first round. The loss came after the Commanders swept their three-game series against Thomas Nelson earlier in the week.

    Thomas Nelson Game 1

  • Lift, lower, repeat

     

    For some, 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning is bringing about the drowsy start of a comfortably lazy day. The height of activity is probably rolling out of bed, a shuffle for coffee and breakfast and maybe a heroic lift of the remote control to turn on the morning news. What brings greater happiness than pure relaxation?

    For some, it comes from the boom of music, the thunder of weights and a good sweat. Lots and lots of sweat.

  • Commanderettes round out week with wins

    Two wins last week have helped the Washington County softball team build up its record after a slow start to the season.  Victories over the Campbellsville Eagles and the Elizabethtown Panthers mean the Commanderettes are now 5-9 this season.

    According to head coach Christy Baker, the team’s improvements have come from their growing familiarity with one another.

  • Track team gets good run at Taylor County

    The Commanders reached the podium multiple times and capped off their meet at Taylor County with a collection of first place finishes.

    Once again, the 4x200 meter relay team took the top spot, beating out the Taylor County side by more than six seconds. Matthew Cochran, Denzel Churchill, Cody Spalding and Samuel Goins turned in a time of 1:40.74, their fastest finish this season.

    The 4x100 meter relay team also picked up a first-place finish, with Lance Herald, Churchill, Cochran and Adarius Walker finishing in a time of 49.77.

  • Campbell living a life in show business

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Charlotte Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Washington County High School, has been living a dream – one that has taken her to New York City and beyond.

    Charlotte, the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell, has made a living in show business, and is currently in Colorado co-costuming “Ragtime” and playing Evelyn Nesbit in the show, a showgirl and pop culture figure in 1906.