Today's News

  • 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.

  • Checking 'em in at Churchill Downs


  • Gas Wars? New merchant says he will have the lowest prices


    Gas prices are creeping toward the $4 per gallon mark, and consumers are sure to be looking for a break when it comes time to fill up.
    A new Washington County merchant says he is going to do all he can to keep gas prices low for customers, and he even plans to have the cheapest gas in town.
    Umesh Patel, who goes by the name Omar, recently purchased the convenience store that formerly operated as Porky’s on Perryville Road in Springfield. Patel is young, but said he brings years of experience in the convenience store market to town with him.

  • Smith is new Springfield police chief