Today's News

  • 2011 Patriots enter baseball record books

    As a team, the 2011 St. Catharine College Patriots were able to give coach Luther Bramblett his ninth consecutive season, in his 10-year tenure, of at least 30 wins, as they finished at 31-26-1. Along the way, many of the Bat Pats entered the record books by setting single-season marks and new career records.

  • Tennis teams finish at region

    The girls’ and boys’ tennis team seasons drew to a close over the weekend, as both finished the year without sending anyone to state.

    In boys’ action, Wes Young and Stewart Young lost their doubles match 6-0, 6-0.
    Jordan Simpson and Chris Carrico also lost 6-0, 6-0.
    In girls’ action, Jessica Brady lost her singles match 6-0, 6-0.
    In doubles play, Haylee Kimes and Erica Walker lost 6-0, 6-0.

  • Commanderettes bounce back

    Washington County begins district tournament play at 7:30 p.m. on Monday when it faces Bethlehem at Idle Hour Park.
    The winner of that game will play in the finals on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

    Admission of $5 will be charged at the gate.

  • Commanders blast district opponents

    The Commanders begin district tournament play on Tuesday, when they face Bethlehem at 5:30 p.m. at Idle Hour Park. The winner of that game will play in the finals on Wednesday. Admission of $5 will be charged at the gate.

    Washington County vs. LaRue County
    8-0 LaRue County
    When: Friday, May 13
    Where: Tom Bystrek Field
    Game highlights: The Commanders (18-10) couldn’t get the bats going against region opponent LaRue County (21-6).

  • Track teams dazzle at Heartland

    It seems the Washington County High School track team is peaking at the right time.

    One meet remains before state, the regional at Central Hardin on Thursday, and the Commanders used last week’s Heartland Athletic Conference meet as a tune-up.
    “This has been our best overall performance in the HAC meet in my tenure,” track head coach Paul Bodenhamer said. “Both the boys and the girls scored points in excess of previous years.”

  • Little League season opened at Idle Hour Park last week

    The Little League baseball season began last week at Idle Hour Park, with five games going into the books.

    Reds 4, Braves 0
    The Reds opened the season with a win over the Braves.
    Oscar Saucedo threw a gem from the mound, striking out 12 Braves batters en route to the win.
    John Floyd took the loss from the mound for the Braves.
    Taylor Smith led the Reds offense with two hits. Floyd was the Braves leader on offense, also with two hits.

  • Fruit diseases are becoming active

  • ENGAGEMENT: Abell-Simpson

    Billy and Rose Marie Abell of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Michelle Abell, to Jeremy Allen Simpson, son of Jeff and Philda Simpson of Frankfort, Ky.  
    She is the granddaughter of Cyril and Louise Nally of Fredericktown and Lillian Kidwell from Springfield.
    He is the grandson of Lena Ellis and Barbara Ward, both of Frankfort.
    Abell is a 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky and a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  

  • BPW wine tasting is May 21


    The Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club will host its 2011 Spring Wine-Tasting to be held Saturday, May 21, on the grounds of  the historic Hugh McElroy Home located at  110 College Street, the same location as last year’s event. 

  • Guilty pleas entered on gun charges

    The final pleas have been entered in the case of two former Washington County deputies.