Today's News

  • City receives top marks in financial audit

    The city of Springfield received the results of its annual financial audit for the 2016 fiscal year at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Springfield City Hall.

    Mayor Debbie Wakefield and the city council were presented the audit results by Jason Strange from Smith & Company CPAs PLLC in Bardstown. Overall, Strange said the city had a very solid financial position and everything reviewed in the audit was presented fairly and correctly.

  • Superintendent's contract is renewed for another four years

    Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran will lead the district for another four years. 

    That’s because Cochran’s four-year employment contact was renewed for another term during February’s school board meeting last week.

    She said the district’s “work will never be done.” 

  • Commanderettes fall to Elizabethtown in opener

     The Washington County Commanderettes softball team didn’t quite get off to the start it was hoping for, losing its season opener at Elizabethtown 15-3 Thursday. The game ended after five innings.

    Washington County was able to string a few good hits together and scored some runs late in the game, but a 10-run third inning by Elizabethtown put the game out of reach.

    Head coach Christy Baker was disappointed to start the season with a loss against a quality team.

  • Commanderettes top Pulaski County in preseason scrimmage

    The Washington County Commanderettes grabbed an early 3-0 lead and never trailed on their way to an 11-5 victory over Pulaski County Thursday.

    Commanderette head coach Christy Baker said she was very pleased with her team’s performance against a good Maroons team.

    “I was pleased with our defense, especially since we have a few ladies in new positions,” Baker said.

  • Tree and shrub planting

    Now is a good time to add trees and shrubs to your lawn and landscape.  It is important to keep in mind that proper planting now will save you money, time, and labor in the future; so do it right the first time!

  • Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership

    Thursday, March 9 was Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership Washington County. On Law and Justice Day we got to do an activity similar to the Amazing Race to learn about the law and justice system of our community. The day was organized by District Judge Amy Anderson. We got to go to the new Washington Co. Judicial Center, the old court house, lawyers’ offices, and the Marion County Detention Center. The day was fun filled and we learned a lot about our community that we never knew.

  • 3/22/2017 Briefs



    If your child will be attending Washington County Elementary School in the fall and you missed registration, please stop by the school office to complete a packet as soon as possible.  Planning for next year has already begun, so it is very important to come and register your child as soon as possible.  The school office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.      


    Head Start


  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on violent felon

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • Commanders fall to Marion County in season opener

    Washington County’s baseball season opener started off well, but a few late-game errors led to a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Marion County Knights Friday.

    Head coach Adam Blair said his team played well overall, but errors kept them from keeping the momentum, and Marion County took advantage.

    “We started off scoring runs in the first two innings and playing well on both sides of the ball,” Blair said. “Overall, we played well for the first game.”

  • Future of career center discussed by Springfield City Council

    The Springfield Tourism Commission and the Springfield City Council met in a joint session on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Opera House conference room to discuss the future of the career center in Washington County.