Today's News

  • First SRO hired by district

    Washington County Schools

    Curt Bowen has been hired by the Washington County School District and the city of Springfield to be the district’s first school resource officer, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran.

  • Track and field builds early season momentum

    After two meets, the Commanders track and field team is picking up the pace ahead of what looks to be a packed April schedule.
    Head coach Nicole Wilson has 28 athletes on the team this year, an increase from the number she coached last season.
    “We have a really good combination this year,” said Wilson during a team practice last week. “We’ve got some sprinters, some distance and some really good relay teams that work together.”

  • April proclaimed 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    Child abuse cases in Kentucky are on the rise. Nearly 57,000 reports met criteria for investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS) in 2017, according to data from CPS and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. That number is up from around 54,000 the year before.

  • Baseball opens up season 5-0

    You can’t ask for a much better start to the season as the Commanders have strung together five straight wins in the opening five games.
    The latest victories come during the team’s weeklong run of games in Florida during the Fort Walton Beach Bash. The Commanders kicked off the week with games against two other Kentucky schools, winning 9-6 against Henry County on April 1 and 7-0 against Owensboro Catholic on April 2.

  • Settles wins Lifetime Achievement award

    Nick Schrager


    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet last week.

    County Attorney Bill Robinson presented the award.

  • Commanderettes come up short in first two games of Beach Bash

    While the results haven’t been what she’s wanted, the fact that the team is on the field and playing comes as a welcome sight to Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker.
    Before this week, the softball team had only been able to play a total of five innings this season. Those were played during a downpour.

  • SCC sale delayed until June 4


    The sale of St. Catharine College has hit a bump in the road.

    According to documents filed in federal court, the sale date has been extended because the purchaser was unable to fund the sale.

    A new closing date has been set for June 4, along with payments being added to the purchase price, including a non-refundable $470,000 payment, “which shall constitute a credit against the total purchase price at closign (sic).”

  • Fishing scene is strong at WCHS

    Six years after becoming an officially sanctioned sport in Kentucky, competitive bass fishing is alive and thriving in the region.
    In 2013, the first-ever regional tournament featured just 12 schools. Since then, that number has more than tripled, with more than 35 different high schools and roughly 150 boats participating last year.

  • Burton named head coach at Tusculum

    “I’m just a little-bitty boy from Springfield, Kentucky, I’m not supposed to be like this.”
    But there J.T. Burton was, standing at the podium addressing an attentive crowd at Tusculum College. James Tyler “J.T.” Burton was named the head basketball coach for the NCAA Division II school last week, replacing Nick Pasqua after the latter resigned at the end of last season.

  • Live Easter scenes

    Bethlehem Baptist Church hosted is annual Live Easter Scenes program over the weekend.

    According to Bobby Joe Mattingly, the program, which has gone on and off for approximately 10 years, has gained in popularity over that time.

    This year, the program focused on the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

    On average, 100 people show up for the program.

    “The more we do it, the more it grows,” Mattingly said. “Obviously, word of mouth is key, too.”