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Today's News

  • Bridge work gets closer to completion

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    The sharp, electric squeal of power tools filled the air as workers entered the last stages of construction at the Mt. Zion Bridge Thursday.

    For Arnold Graton, the contractor of the reconstruction, the bridge has come along a long way since the restoration began in 2016.

    “We feel pretty good about it,” he said as hammers cracked in the background. “I’m happy with the way it’s gone.”

  • Honoring our vets

    Washington County High School has been honoring veterans for 26 years with their annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • Commanders' season comes to a close

    For the betting man, last Friday night’s football game between Washington County and the DeSales Colts featured a very clear favorite. The undefeated and seemingly untouchable Colts hosted the Commanders in the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Washington County was playing in only its fourth postseason game in nearly two decades after edging out Owen County 21-20 the week before. In the end, there were no surprises, as DeSales stampeded over Washington County, handing the Commanders a 54-0 loss.

  • Building blocks

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    As the 2017 football season cAs the 2017 football season comes to an end in Washington County, it’s not too early to start looking toward what next year might hold.

    The Commanders team this season featured seven seniors, quarterback John Floyd, linebacker Dallas Clark, offensive/defensive linemen Christopher Railey and Andrew Scott and receivers/defensive backs Trey Cheatham, Daniel DeWitt and Jack Wheatley.

  • Survive and advance

    Down 19-6 in the third quarter, it looked like the end of the road for Washington County football.

    Playing against a physically imposing Owen County side on a field that had been turned into a soup by the day’s earlier rain, the Commanders had struggled for much of the game to string drives together and keep their offense on the field. But with the season on the line, Washington County put together a fourth quarter comeback that saw them force two turnovers and score 14 unanswered points on the way to a 20-19 win over the Rebels.

  • Court discusses future industries

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Washington County is continuing to work its way toward getting more business in the community.

    According to Daniel Carney, director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, a glass manufacturer visited Springfield last month looking for a place to open a bottle plant for the spirit industry.

  • Kelly serves community long after military career ends

     

    After serving in the United States Army in three wars across nearly three decades, one Washington County veteran is still finding ways to give back to his local community.

  • Truth and Consequences

    Approximately 185 students from Washington County High School got a dose of what can happen if they make poor decisions.

    For five years now, the Washington County Extension Service has helped organize Truth and Consequences, which puts students through a variety of scenarios and their possible outcomes.

    Washington County Extension Agent Cabrina Buckman said the program was started by a family and consumer sciences agent in Clinton County.

  • Educators join pension reform discussion

    Emotions were high as representatives from the Washington County School District helped form a spear point against Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.

    Thirteen representatives from schools across the county traveled to Jessamine County Oct. 30 for a town hall meeting with representatives Kim King and Russ Meyer, along with Senator Tom Buford.

    Legislators were there to listen and respond to teachers’ concerns on the matter.

  • Juvenile charged in 2016 crash

    Editor's note: there was some confusion in the first sentence of this story, and it has been rewritten for clarity. 

    A young Springfield man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide charges in a deadly 2016 crash in Nelson County, and has been granted pretrial diversion.