Today's News

  • Commanderettes are new district champs

    From day one, the goal for the Commanderettes and head coach John Rogers was to have the team playing at its best by the time the district tournament began. Two months and 33 matches later, it’s mission accomplished. For the first time since 2006, Washington County has won the district tournament, beating out Bethlehem and Bardstown along the way. The postseason run ended when they lost 3-2 in a match to Elizabethtown in the regional tournament Monday night.


  • Looking back on Mackville


  • Business and Professional Women's Club presents annual awards


    The Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club will host its Kentucky Professional Women’s Week winners reception tomorrow morning.

  • Locally-shot film to be screened at Opera House

    The red carpet is being rolled out again in Springfield.

    “Tragedy Girls,” the horror-comedy that was filmed in Springfield in 2016, will make its first showing here Friday night.

    “The movie has never been shown in Springfield and we are so excited to be screening it for all of the locals who participated in the production of this movie,” Springfield-Washington County Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin said.


    Unfortunately, the cast and crew will not be in attendance, which is a red-carpet event.

  • Five confirmed cases of Hep A in county

    In the wake of Kentucky undergoing a Hepatitis A outbreak, Washington County has seen five confirmed cases of the virus.

    According to Lisa Thorn, the communicable disease manager of the Lincoln Trail Health Department, the district, which is made up of Hardin, Meade, Larue, Nelson, Marion and Washington counties, has seen a total of 77 confirmed cases as of Oct. 10, and they’re investigating possible cases outside of the district.

  • Commanders rumble over Shawnee


    The only thing able to slow down the Commanders Friday night was the weather. After a thunderstorm pushed kickoff back by 30 minutes, Washington County made quick work of the Shawnee Golden Eagles during a 45-0 win at home.


    The wet weather continued to play a part once the teams were on the field. A slippery ball led to a fumbled snap that was recovered by Shawnee, ending the Commanders’ opening drive less than 10 yards from the goal line.

  • District title in reach for volleyball team


    Washington County’s volleyball team ended its regular season with a doubleheader at Boyle County High School Thursday night. The Commanderettes split the evening, picking up a 2-1 win over Franklin County in the first contest before losing 2-1 to Boyle County in the following match.


  • Warr prepares for next battle


    Kentucky has been kind to Ruben Warr. Since relocating to the Bluegrass, the California-born mixed martial artist has experienced a career resurgence. He’s transformed from a fighter with a losing record and on the verge of retirement, to a championship titleholder who’s only lost once in the past two years.


  • Kentucky Farm Bureau holds political forum


    Senate Race

    Question: Would you oppose any legislative effort to restructure the current allocation of 50 percent of the master settlement agreement funding going on in agriculture? Please state yes or no and explain your position.

    State senator Tom Buford said he would oppose any efforts, citing the position of most farmers in the state. 

  • O'Daniel a Herald-Leader columnist

    Kris O’Daniel has led a worldly life. From traveling across the globe to farming in Springfield, it’s safe to say she has a lot of stories to tell.

    And now, she has an outlet in which to tell them.

    O’Daniel was recently selected as a community columnist for The Lexington Herald-Leader.

    “I was going on my way to vacation in Denmark,” O’Daniel said. “So, I sat in the Lexington airport and bought a Lexington Herald-Leader.”