Today's News

  • Springfield native making a name in the ring

    He’d previously been named heavyweight champion, and now, Springfield native Deon Spalding has earned the Hardrock mixed martial arts light-heavyweight belt.

    Spalding defeated previous champion Josh Walker last month at Louisville’s Triple Crown Pavilion, after Walker couldn’t answer the round-two bell.
    “He quit,” Spalding said. “He came out in the second round and said he didn’t want anymore. He just said, ‘I’m done.’”

  • PHOTO: St. Dominic fifth grade wins second-straight title
  • Bat Pats chop down Oaks again

    When the two teams last met, it took two last inning rallies for St. Catharine to defeat visiting Oakland City University. But things were much different last Wednesday when Luther Bramblett’s Bat Pats visited Oakland City (Ind.) and came home with a 14-0 victory in seven innings.

    St. Catharine (24-13) scored six runs in the second inning and left no doubt to the outcome. The Bat Pats added another six run inning in the sixth.

  • WC softball drops three, rebounds for 15-5 win at Casey County

    Washington County @ Casey County
    Score: 15-5 Washington County
    When: Friday, March 30
    Where: Casey County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Tori Lawson CCHS - Abby Buis

    Game highlights: Washington County softball broke a four-game skid on Friday night with a 15-5 road-win over Casey County. The Commanderettes forced an early end to the contest in the fifth inning after building a 10-run advantage.
    “Their team made a lot of errors,” said Washington County Head Coach Holly Medley. “That was the first time we’ve had really good at-bats, but their pitcher was pretty slow.”

  • Commanders improve to 3-0 in district play

    Washington County vs. Franklin, Ohio
    Score: 4-0 Franklin
    When: Sunday, April 1
    Where: Fort Walton Beach High School
    Key players: WCHS - Tyler Coulter FWBHS - Travis Lakins

    Game highlights: The Commander baseball team is in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. this week taking part in the Florida Beach Bash, where they dropped their first game to Franklin, Ohio, 4-0.
    Pitcher Travis Lakins stifled Washington County’s bats, only allowing one hit on a fifth-inning single by Tyler Coulter. Blake Smith took the mound for the Commanders, allowing four runs over six innings of work.

  • Cats versus Cards lives up to the hype

    To say this past weekend was unique for a college basketball fan in this state is an understatement. In fact, Saturday’s matchup between Kentucky and Louisville in the Final Four was among the most anticipated sporting events in the state’s history.
    A game like that just doesn’t happen. The two bitter rivals typically face each other in the pressure-free month of December, but squaring off for a spot in the national championship game took things to another level, for better and for worse.

  • WC tennis takes step forward with strong week

    Washington County tennis is coming off its most impressive week of the season, particularly on the girls’ side.
    The Commanders and Commanderettes traveled to Anderson County last Monday, then to Adair County on Wednesday, before returning home to face Bardstown on Friday afternoon.
    “Simply put, the girls dominated the courts at all three matches last week,” said head coach Aaron Dugger. “Erica Walker and freshman rookie Gabby Sims went undefeated in singles play. Our girls also won five out of six doubles matches.”

    Anderson County

  • Washington County under severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.


    According to the National Weather Service, Washington County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. today, March 28.

    According to weather.com, "A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area, and indicates when a severe thunderstorm is likely to occur."

  • BIRTH - Graves: It’s a boy!


    Crystal and Michael Graves of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Feb. 15, 2012 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    John Conner Graves weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Celeste Graves, age 5.
    Maternal grandparents are Rita Mann of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Eugene and Peggy Graves of Springfield.

  • SCC Players add Thursday performance


    Due to the U of L/UK game on Saturday, the St. Catharine College players have added a Thursday night performance of the play “All Because of Agatha” to their schedule of performances.