Today's News

  • 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.

  • Begley selected for Gatton Academy

    A Washington County High School sophomore has been selected to attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    Belle Begley, the daughter of Ken and Cindy Begley, is one of the 99 Kentucky sophomores in the class of 2020 selected for the prestigious program.

  • McMillin wins Above and Beyond award

    When it comes to awards from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, there’s one that’s given out only so often, and that’s the Above and Beyond award.

    “This individual worked tirelessly planning and organizing, and was right in the trenches with us even though she wasn’t part of the chamber,” said Pat Rose, who presented the award. “If it came to advertising, desktop publishing, working the event, sponsoring the event – words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation.”

  • First SRO hired by district

    Washington County Schools

    Curt Bowen has been hired by the Washington County School District and the city of Springfield to be the district’s first school resource officer, according to an announcement from Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran.

  • Track and field builds early season momentum

    After two meets, the Commanders track and field team is picking up the pace ahead of what looks to be a packed April schedule.
    Head coach Nicole Wilson has 28 athletes on the team this year, an increase from the number she coached last season.
    “We have a really good combination this year,” said Wilson during a team practice last week. “We’ve got some sprinters, some distance and some really good relay teams that work together.”