Today's News

  • Blair wins Sidewalk Hall of Fame award


    The annual Sorghum Festival is a time of celebration for most people and that would be no different for Sue Blair, who was awarded the Sidewalk Hall of Fame award at the Chamber of Commerce awards. This award was created in 2004 to honor a person who has made significant contributions to the Sorghum Festival. Recipients have generally put many hours into making the festival a success.

    “The chamber runs the festival and it’s very near and dear to my heart,” Blair said.

  • Remembering Bob Noe Haydon

    Robert Noe “Bob” Haydon Sr., 88, a well-known businessman and community member, passed away on Feb. 23.

    His son, Bobby, said Haydon lived a long life.

    “I’d say he did most of what we wanted to do, if not all,” Bobby said.

    Haydon joined the family business, Haydon Coal and Oil Co., which was started by Haydon’s grandfather, Charles Joseph Haydon Sr. in 1918.

  • For Smalley; It’s all about the kids

    Through Bernard Smalley’s life as an adult, five words he has often used can sum up the values he deems most important. “It’s all about the kids.” And it is that short phrase that has led him to the work that he has done for the last 36 years.

  • Commanders prepare for upcoming season

    Baseball season is here and head coach Adam Blair and the rest of the Commander baseball squad are ready to go. After having a 21-win 12-loss, and 1 tie season last year the Commanders look to have an even better season this year.

    Last year’s team featured a squad that included six seniors. They had an awesome post season run as they were ranked top seed in the district. WC beat Bardstown in the finals 9-7 to advance to the regional tournament. The Commanders fell to Central Hardin in the second round of the tournament to miss a trip to the finals of the tournament.

  • 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.

  • Third film festival coming to Springfield

    Nick Schrager


    Springfield will be hosting its third James Bond III film festival this weekend.

    According to Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, though the film festival hasn’t happened yet, there are plans in the works for a fourth.

    “And they’re already gearing up for their fourth,” she said. “Which is in July.”

    Everyone is invited to attend this week’s festival which will be hosted Friday-Sunday at the Springfield Opera House.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.