Today's News

  • Commanderettes leave behind regular season to hunt for third straight district championship


    The Commanderettes’ 28-game season was evenly split at 14 wins, 14 lossess for the second year running after they finished their final game of the regular season this past Saturday. Their 5-3 district record was good enough to allow them a first round bye that puts them one win away from playing for their third consecutive title. 


  • Springfield native Peggy Cooper wins award in San Diego

    Springfield native Peggy Cooper, the daughter of Sarah and the late Kenneth Newby, has made quite a name for herself in San Diego, California.

    Cooper, a 1976 graduate of Washington County High School, was named one of the most influential women in San Diego by The Daily Transcript in March.

    Cooper, the senior communications specialist of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, said the award was an honor. She joined 29 other women in winning the accolade.

  • School district staff to participate in active shooter training

    Staff in the Washington County School District will soon be participating in real-life active shooter mock scenarios at the close of the school year. All staff members will be undergoing mandatory training through Away, Barricade, Counter (ABC) Civilian Active Shooter Training led by national law enforcement trainer Robert Tirollo, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran. The training is part of the district’s effort to be proactive in the area of school safety, and is being sponsored by the United Steelworkers Local 241 in Bardstown.

  • Washington County Fiscal Court approves first reading of 2018-19 budget

    Washington County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2018-19 budget on May14.

    “Now, this is the biggest decision we make all year long,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said.

    The total general fund appropriations amounted to $3,613,329, the road fund amounted to $2,098,628, the jail fund totaled $548,491, and Local Government Economic Assistance Fund was $29,000, for a total of $6,289,428.

    The budget will be sent to Frankfort for review before a second reading.


  • November general election races set


    The votes have been counted and the November general election is officially set after 3,679 voters went to the polls for a total turnout of 41.5 percent in Washington County’s primary election Tuesday.

    In the race for Washington County Judge/Executive, Tim Graves and Tony Royalty will meet up on the November ballot.

  • Win over Atherton stops losing skid


    Marion County Knights


    A slow start made all the difference in the Commanders’ 8-3 loss to Marion County on Thursday.

    The Knight’s speed out of the gate gave them two early runs that stood unanswered for four innings.

  • Split results for softball



    Bethlehem Banshees

    A strong performance in the later innings of the game gave the Commanderettes an 8-3 win over Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Trinity Baker resumed her home run streak against the Eagles after failing to clear the fences against Thomas Nelson in the previous game. Her shot to center field marked her fourth home run in her last four games.

  • Track and Field team ends season at regional meet


    The Commanders track team joined 15 other schools to compete at the regional meet last Friday in their final meet of the season.

    Running against the most competitive field they’ve faced so far, the Commanders managed a couple of season-best times but failed to have anyone qualify for the state meet later this week.

  • Carricos win entrepreneur of the year award

    Washington County’s award for Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Jimbo and Perry Carrico, owners of Springfield Laundry. In their time managing business operations together, the two have seen the company expand from a modest local dry cleaner into an industrial laundry business that serves 5,000 customers across 25 counties and processes 1.5 million pounds of laundry every year.

  • Wine tasting is Saturday

    Anyone age 21 or over is invited to attend the 16th annual Springfield BPW Wine Tasting this Saturday.

    According to Virginia “Ginny” White-Schatzke, vice president of the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club, “the event will be held on May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the historic Louisville Store Building located at 101 West Main Street in downtown Springfield and outside under a very large tent covering most of Cross Main Street.”

    The wine tasting will go on rain or shine.