Today's News

  • Giving back is what it is all about

    Jesse McClain is a sixth-grade student at North Washington Elementary School and like most kids he has a passion. While some students love sports, and others love academics, it is clear in the first few minutes of meeting Jesse that his passion is art.

    Giving back is something that Jesse is adamant about, he said. He said he just wants people to enjoy his artwork.

    “I like to use my art to give back to people,” Jesse said. “I like to make people happy and joyful. I really like to bring a smile on peoples faces with my artwork.”

  • Commanderettes dominate senior night

    Last Tuesday the Washington County Commanderettes celebrated senior night with wishing six seniors farewell and they did it in fashion. They dominated Nelson County to keep their streak of district wins in tact as their year begins to wrap up.

  • Commanders unable to hold off late run against Bethlehem

    The Washington County Commanders were unable to hold off a late run by Bethlehem. Bethlehem got a three-run fifth inning to push past WC in the win.

  • Big district win for Commanders

    After dropping the first two game of the series to Thomas Nelson, the Washington County Commanders were able to get the bats going to beat them in the last game. The Commanders combined for 14 hits in the win with a final score of 19-2.

  • Commanderettes knocked out of All A by Green County

    The Washington County Commanderettes participated in the All A State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro over the weekend. The Commanderettes were unable to mount a comeback against Green County as they would lose in the quarter finals after advancing to the eight-team bracket.

  • Springfield Green Festival a delight

    The Springfield Green Festival was hosted in Springfield Friday afternoon.

    According to the New Pioneers Director Sister Claire McGowan, the festival has been going on for six years.

    She said it’s come a long way since it began.

    “I think we have a lot more variety and diversity,” McGowan said. “We have more vendors, for one thing.”

    One of the biggest sights for folks was a section on raptors.

  • Citizens, officers honored

    Three LB Manufacturing employees and two Springfield Police Department officers were honored with awards for their roles in stopping a potential mass shooting last year.

  • McCain brothers win Entrepreneur of the Year award

    McCain Brothers Excavating was awarded the Entrepreneur of the year award by the chamber during their annual awards banquet. This award is given to a Washington County entrepreneur who has started their own business in the community and contributed to our county’s growth.

    The McCain brothers have done just that as they started out doing small jobs in Springfield and have now grown to do bigger commercial jobs throughout the country. Terrence McCain one of the McCain brothers talks about their growth.

  • Living with autism

    Nick Schrager


    “They say lightning doesn’t strike twice. Yes, it does, in the same spot.”

    Those are the words of Christy Key, the mother of JaDeyen (J.D.), 13, and Onesti Short, 3, who both have autism.

    J.D. goes to Washington County Middle School and Onesti attends the preschool in Springflied for speech. Their father is Maurice Short and they have an older sister, LaDymon Key, who is a senior at Washington County High School.

  • Commanders unable to hold on to early lead

    The Washington County Commanders took an early lead against LaRue County but were unable to hold on as LC won 9-4. Error’s were the Commanders downfall as they made six errors during the game.