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Today's News

  • Track and Field team ends season at regional meet

     

    The Commanders track team joined 15 other schools to compete at the regional meet last Friday in their final meet of the season.

    Running against the most competitive field they’ve faced so far, the Commanders managed a couple of season-best times but failed to have anyone qualify for the state meet later this week.

  • Carricos win entrepreneur of the year award

    Washington County’s award for Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Jimbo and Perry Carrico, owners of Springfield Laundry. In their time managing business operations together, the two have seen the company expand from a modest local dry cleaner into an industrial laundry business that serves 5,000 customers across 25 counties and processes 1.5 million pounds of laundry every year.

  • Wine tasting is Saturday

    Anyone age 21 or over is invited to attend the 16th annual Springfield BPW Wine Tasting this Saturday.

    According to Virginia “Ginny” White-Schatzke, vice president of the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club, “the event will be held on May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the historic Louisville Store Building located at 101 West Main Street in downtown Springfield and outside under a very large tent covering most of Cross Main Street.”

    The wine tasting will go on rain or shine.

  • Getting a green thumb

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    For the last three years, students have been getting out of the classroom and into the workforce.

    The greenhouse at Washington County High School is teaching students multiple lessons, from how to cultivate plants to customer service.

  • Commanders sweep Bethlehem

    Game 1 v. Bethlehem Eagles

    The tone for the three-game series between Washington County and Bethlehem was set in game one, with the Commanders delivering a dominating 12-0 win over the Eagles away from home.

    It was a slow burn across the first two innings, as neither team was able to generate much at the plate. Washington County seemed poised to open the scoring, but weak contact from the Commander bats gave the Eagles easy pickings in the infield.

  • Thomas Nelson ends Commanderettes’ streak

     

    The Commanderettes made it back to .500, winning two games in the last week to take their season record to 12-12. Still riding the momentum of a good showing at the All ‘A’ Classic, Washington County made short work of their two district opponents.

    Nelson County Cardinals

  • Youth clinic helps grow tennis in Washington County

     “We want to make sure we have kids involved in things that are positive.”

    The words came from Tichaedza Chikuni, a Springfield resident and tennis coach. “Some kids have never played a sport before. Tennis can carry for a long time.”

    His recent four-week clinic helped introduce the basics and fundamentals of the game to young children. For his students, their introduction to the game was a bit more structured than his own.

  • Willisburg to host Memorial Day celebration

    Memorial Day weekend will kick off with a full day of festivities in Willisburg on Saturday, May 26.

    A parade through the town’s streets will begin at 10 a.m., and will feature a real smorgasbord of participants.

    “We’ve got horses. We’ve got the Boy Scouts. We’ve got fire trucks and EMS,” said Willisburg Mayor Wanda Thompson. “We’ve got old cars, trucks and tractors; possibly motorcycles [and sidecars] too…Dr. John Isaacs in Springfield is trying to get us an Army vehicle as well.”

  • Herald reflects on Citizen of the Year award

    This year’s Citizen of the Year Award went to someone who’s dedicated the last five years to Central Kentucky Community Theatre, Craig Herald.

  • Hunt retires from 4-H after more than 34 years

    Washington County 4-H agent Roberta Hunt is calling it a career.

    Hunt retired from her position after more than 34 years. She started her career in September 1983. Prior to that, she worked as an agent for three years in Hickman County, near the Mississippi River.

    Washington County was a prime spot for the Montgomery County native.

    “It was an hour from Louisville, and hour from Lexington,” she said. “It was only an hour-and-a-half away from home.”