Today's News

  • Reladyne has oil spill in Springfield Thursday

    Reladyne, a lubricant and fuel distributor, spilled oil into the stream off Main Street last week.
    According to Ashley Rickman and Sean Largent of Reladyne, recycled oil spilled into the stream off Main Street near Bluegrass Dairy around noon Thursday, but the oil has been contained.
    Both said cleanup efforts are in the works, and there’s no danger to the public.
    “It’s been contained to a specific area,” Largent said. “And we have an environmental company on site cleaning it up right now.”

  • Fiscal Court: Landfill will need to close

    The Department of Environmental Protection and Waste Management sent a letter stating that the Washington County Landfill will need to close. The Department’s report last year found four violations at the county landfill, three of which were because of the lack of a certified landfill operator. The county was able to satisfy those demands, but an issue with the slope on the sides of the landfill means that a complete shutdown is necessary.

  • 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.