Today's News

  • Commanders grind out win

    After nearly throwing the game away in the opening two quarters, the Commanders rallied from behind to win 33-26 against the Bethlehem Eagles Friday night.

  • Regional champs yet again

    Commanderette volleyball capped off an impressive week of matches by winning the 12th Region All ‘A’ Tournament for the fifth year in a row.
    After starting off the season 1-3, Washington County turned the corner during last Tuesday’s 3-0 win against its rival at Marion County. After squeaking out a win in game one of that match, a sloppy start to the second nearly handed the game over to the Lady Knights.

  • Duncans to be inducted into 4-H hall of fame

    Washington County native Ruth Duncan and her husband George were recently nominated to be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. According to a statement from the University of Kentucky School of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Duncan’s are being recognized for “their lifetime achievements and contributions to the nation’s young people.”

    Ruth was born on a farm Washington County to Bill and Polly Cocanougher Hatchett. She described her interest in home economics coming at a young age.

  • Eight vying for city council

    Eight people are vying for six spots on the Springfield City Council.

    Incumbents John “Willie” Ellery, Chuck Polin, Brooke Murphy Coulter, Carolyn Hardin, Lisa Jones Haydon and Chris Essex have two challengers in November. They are Jason C. Hilton and Vhonda Barlow.

    Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield is running unopposed.

    In Willisburg, Mayor Wanda K. Thompson is being challenged by Myron Byrd. Running for Willisburg City Council are Ricky Settles and Rea Byrd.

  • Where the water flows

    Having clean water to drink, bathe, wash dishes, clothes, and your car is something many people take for granted. But the next time you turn on your faucet, think about all the steps it takes to get water from Willisburg Lake to your glass.

    According to David Bartley, water system manager at the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, the water starts at Willisburg Lake and takes an approximate 12-mile journey thanks to 200-horsepower pumps. The pumps send the water through a 16-inch line to the plant in Springfield.

  • District receives comprehnsive literacy grant

            The Washington County School District recently received a generous grant to help promote literacy in conjunction with the Washington County Public Library.

    According to Cherry Boyles, chief academic officer of Washington County Schools, the district received money from the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant.

    Boyles said it’s a federal grant that is dispersed to the states and provided a district meets certain requirements; it can apply for the money.

  • A commanding start


    Friday night’s 39-13 win over the Green County Dragons showed that the Commanders could get things done on both sides of the ball.

     In a team packed with so much big-play ability, head coach Eric Sagrecy said this first victory will be the perfect catalyst for a team hunting for its third straight postseason win.

  • One step at a time


    After a stuttering start last week, the Commanderettes were able to pick up their first win of the season.

    Last Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Nelson County stopped the team’s two-game losing skid in assertive fashion. Washington County beat the Lady Cards by at least 6 points in each game of the match. The Commanderettes have won each of the last three contests against Nelson County going back to last season.

  • Mule gives birth to 'Miracle' baby

    She stands just 18 inches tall and weighs 21 pounds, but a tiny new arrival is making big news on the farm of Jerry and Teresa Smothers near Perryville.

    Peanut, a miniature mule, gave birth to a baby on July 31. The birth is such big news because mules can’t give birth; or at least that’s what the experts say.

    “We bought Peanut from a local veterinarian, Dr. Ross, 17 years ago, and he told us she would never be able to have babies,” said Jerry. He explained that mules have an odd number of chromosomes and therefore cannot reproduce.

  • City hopes to slow down speeders with radar sign

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said the city’s new speed limit radar sign has had a positive effect thus far.

    According to Smith, the department has already received several comments from the community that mention cars slowing down as they approach the sign.