Today's News

  • Teen Leadership group learns about agriculture

    Teen Leadership Washington County held one of its monthly meetings this past Friday, Sept. 24, led by Roberta Hunt and the new community education director,  Dawn Pettus.  The special host this month was Rick Greenwell, the county agriculture extension agent.  To start the day, the group met at the local extension office for breakfast and a brief explanation of some ag facts and an overall agenda for the day.

  • 4-H Sharpshooters receive awards; show support

    The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters had a successful weekend on Sept. 18–19 at the Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports Competition.  Saturday’s event was held at the Bluegrass Sportsman Club outside of Wilmore, Ky., and included .22 rifle, archery, pistol, BB and air rifle and air pistol events.  Sunday’s trap competition was held at the Kentucky Wildlife Management Center outside of Berea. Washington County won a total of 36 trophies in the 22 rifle and archery divisions with several top ten scores in trap, pistol, rifle and archery.

  • Springfield is site of original, and now newest Dollar General Store

    A company that had its first store located in Springfield now also has its newest store here.

    The Dollar General Store, which opened its first store in Springfield on June 1, 1955, has opened a new store at 44 West Industry Drive.

    According to information provided by Emily Weiss, media relations manager with The Dollar General Corporation, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., the new 9,014-square-foot store features a fresh new layout, and is designed to make shopping simple for customers.

  • Commanderettes are struggling late in the season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It hasn’t been a kind September for the Washington County volleyball team. For the month, the team is 0-12, with its last win coming on Aug. 31 against Bardstown.

    The girls fell to John Hardin 2-0 (25-19, 25-27) on Sept. 14.

    On Sept. 16, the Commanderettes lost 2-0 (25-23, 25-12) to Bethlehem.

    WC played in the Seneca Invitational Tournament on Sept. 18, where they fell to Fern Creek 2-0 (25-18, 25-10) and to Spencer County 2-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-23).

  • WCHS Powder Puff Football Game

    Washington County High School will play its annual powder puff football game Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

    The seniors and freshmen will team up against the juniors and sophomores in a game of flag football.

    There will be concessions available and all proceeds go toward the WCHS library.

    The Commander coaching staff will serve as the referees, while members of the football team will coach. Freshman football players will entertain the crowd dressed as cheerleaders.

  • Patriot volleyball wins one of four at McKendree

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team traveled to McKendree University (Lebanon, Illinois) last week for an invitational tournament against a strong field. Adam Stevenson’s Patriots, still without leading hitter Jacky Toruno, were able to claim one victory in the four matches.

    Against the host McKendree team Friday, 12-5, the Patriots lost in straight sets (25-18, 25-18, 25-13). Friday’s second match was against Peru State (Nebraska) who also won in straight sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-9). Peru State improved to 9-5.

  • SCC soccer sweeps Spalding, scalped at Shawnee

    SCC Sports Information

    After the St. Catharine soccer men and women swept Spalding University at home last Wednesday, they then were swept in a Mid-South Conference doubleheader at Shawnee Stated on Saturday.


    In Wednesday’s contest against the visiting Eagles (0-5), St. Catharine took a 3-0 lead at halftime, survived a Spalding surge that cut the advantage to 3-2, the pulled away for a 5-2 win.

  • County finishes some roads, starts on others

    The Washington County Road Department was out Monday morning blacktopping a section of Coulter Lane. As road supervisor Albert Wimsatt rolled out the final stretch of fresh pavement, that completed all of the road projects related to recent flooding in the county. The total cost of the work on Coulter Lane was not covered by FEMA, although the agency did pay for rock and a drainpipe to be installed.

  • Washington County man wins two Corvettes in two weeks

    When Fill and De Corey of Washington County visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Aug. 12, they purchased three Corvette Matchbox cars for their two boys, Logan and Lane. Little did Fill realize that over the next couple of weeks, he would acquire a pair of Corvettes of his own.

    “The first time we went down there, we just went on a vacation to Mammoth Cave,” said De. “Neither one of us had been to the museum before, so we took a trip there for our kids. They always have raffles there, that’s how the museum raises funds.”

  • Commanders shut out Marion Co., 3-0

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    In the latest chapter of Washington County vs. Marion County football, the Commanders came out on top Friday night by a foot - the foot of WC senior kicker Seth Mattingly, that is. In what turned out to be a defensive showdown, Mattingly’s field goal late in the third quarter proved to be the game-winner as the Commanders held the Knights scoreless for 48 minutes to earn the 3-0 win and improve to 5-0 on the season. Many people were not giving Washington County much of a chance, but just try telling the Commanders.