Today's News

  • Green Festival is next weekend

    This year marks the 5th-annual Green Festival, and according to Sr. Claire McGowan, it’s going to be the largest event to date, rain or shine.

    Unlike past years, the event will take place behind the judicial center from 4-8 p.m. on April 27.

    “This is the first time we’ve ever done it on a Friday evening,” McGowan said.

    The Green Festival started as a way to promote sustainability.

    “It’s designed to be fun,” she said. “But it’s also designed to be educational.”

  • Mattingly wins Sidewalk of Fame award

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awarded this year’s Sidewalk of Fame award to someone very special, Bart Mattingly.

    Charlie Haydon, who presented the award, said he’s fortunate and honored to give the award to Mattingly.

    “The winner of this award is a lifelong Springfield resident who has given back to his community consistently,” Haydon said. “And this year is no different.”

  • Political forums to be held April 26 and May 3

    According to Nell Haydon, a member of the Democratic Women’s Club of Washington County, two “Meet the Candidates” forums will be held at St. Catharine Hall on April 26 and May 3 at 7 p.m.

    “We’ve worked very hard to host two forums because of the large number of candidates running in Washington County,” Haydon said. "This is historic that we have this many candidates running in Washington County. We’ve never, as far as I know, had this many candidates run.”

  • Baseball wins two in district series


    The Commanders came out on top twice during a three-game series with the Nelson County Cardinals this past week.

  • Softball team repeats as Class ‘A’ Region champs


    The Commanderettes made it look easy, ending both games of the Class ‘A’ Regional Tournament after only five innings. After some early season stumbles, the team righted itself in a big way, crushing the Burgin Bulldogs 10-0 in the first round before going on to win 11-1 against the Danville Admirals later that day.

  • Relay team takes first at Heartland Conference Meet

    At the Heartland Athletic Conference track and field meet at Green County last week, the Commanders managed to have one team take first place.

    The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team of Matthew Cochran, Denzel Churchill, Samuel Goins and Adarius Walker finished first among the four teams in the field with a time of 1:41.09. A strong anchor leg from Walker made sure the Commanders’ group finished ahead of Adair County by just three-tenths of a second.

  • Tingle pleads guilty in pursuit case


    Washington County Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges last week.

    Tingle, who was arrested on Dec. 16, 2017, for reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest, pleaded guilty to amended charges.

  • 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.