Today's News

  • Commanderettes bow out to Central Hardin


    The Washington County High School softball team (11-12) ran into region favorite Central Hardin (32-4) on Monday  night at LaRue County.
    The Commanderettes hung tough for five-and-a-half innings, keeping it tied 1-1.

  • Commanders beat Cards for title, advance in region against E-town

    Washington County vs. Elizabethtown
    7-2 Washington County
    When: Monday, May 30
    Where: Central Hardin High School

    Game highlights: Blake Smith left the mound with a bloody finger, but Elizabethtown just left bloodied.
    The Commanders recovered from a shaky third inning to win their first round region game.

  • BIRTH: Downs: It's a boy!

    Kendall Noel of Springfield and Timothy Downs of Bardstown announce the birth of their son on April 14, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Dane Downs weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Blake Downs, age 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Paul Noel and Carolyn Hardin of Springfield and Martina and Jerry Rawlings of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Becky and Raymond Downs of Bardstown.

  • WC baseball team tops E-Town in 5th Region opener


    The Washington County Commander baseball team beat E-Town 7-2 in the opening round of the 5th Region baseball tournament this afternoon. The Commanders will face the winner of Campbellsville/Green County Tuesday at Central Hardin High School.

    Junior third baseman Tyler Coulter set a new single-season hit record for the Commanders with 57 hits, topping the mark previously held by Bradley Coyle.

  • Les Miserables plays this Saturday, Sunday at Opera House


    The Central Kentucky Youth Actors will present Les Miserables at Springfield's Opera House this weekend. See a slide show of images from the show at www.readthesun.com.

    Shows will be Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.

    Tickets are on sale, and doors open one hour before show time, with seating 30 minutes before show time.

    For more information on the Central Kentucky Community Theatre, visit www.centralkytheatre.com on the Internet.

  • KSP say juvenile died in accidental shooting


    Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting complaint on Main Street in Springfield Wednesday, May 25, that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old Washington County juvenile.  

  • Severe weather possible tonight

    STORM UPDATES: The National Weather Service office in Louisville is predicting tonight could be a dangerous weather situation for parts of Kentucky - particularly for the western half of Central Kentucky.

  • Annual wine tasting raises estimated $6,000


  • School district budget features pay increases

    The Washington County School District has approved the first reading of its 2011-12 budget, and there is some good news during what are otherwise tough economic times.
       The overall budget is $17 million, with $13 million being in the general fund.
       Some school districts have had to make cuts, but the Washington County district has been able to create savings to provide a 1-percent pay increase for employees, according to Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran.

  • Local voter turnout higher than state average in primary

    Washington County voters, like most of the state, trickled to the polls last Tuesday to cast a vote in the primary election.

    Of the county’s 8,117 registered voters, 1,022 showed up to vote.
    Washington County’s voter turnout of 12.5 percent is two points higher than the state average of 10.35 percent.
    Franklin County had the highest voter turnout in the state, with 32.27 percent coming out.
    Gallatin County had the lowest turnout, with 5.23 percent reporting.