Today's News

  • Runs galore in Commanderettes win

    Victory eluded the Commanderettes in Florida. After five games they returned home with a still empty win column. On Monday, a crushing 21-4 win over the Danville Lady Admirals finally removed the zero from the front of their record.
    It was a welcome win for Washington County after a pair of one-sided losses against the Presentation Toppers and South Laurel Lady Cardinals.

  • Final Florida games cause stumbles

    After a red-hot start to the season the Commanders got their first taste of defeat in a 6-3 loss to Fern Creek last week. The team split its final two games in the Ft. Walton Beach Bash, picking up a 13-3 win over Brookville High School of Ohio and losing 14-3 against Union County in the final contest of the week.

  • Yard sale spreads proceeds across the globe

    How far can a dollar go? Purchases during River of Life Church’s yard sale this past weekend are spreading dollars across the globe.

    The biannual yard sale is put on in order to raise money for the church’s mission fund. From there, it will be distributed to various projects and mission trips that the church organizes to aid areas in need.

  • Begley selected for Gatton Academy

    A Washington County High School sophomore has been selected to attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Belle Begley, the daughter of Ken and Cindy Begley, is one of the 99 Kentucky sophomores in the class of 2020 selected for the prestigious program.

  • McMillin wins Above and Beyond award

    When it comes to awards from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, there’s one that’s given out only so often, and that’s the Above and Beyond award.

    “This individual worked tirelessly planning and organizing, and was right in the trenches with us even though she wasn’t part of the chamber,” said Pat Rose, who presented the award. “If it came to advertising, desktop publishing, working the event, sponsoring the event – words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.”

  • 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.