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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Open at long last

    The new Washington County High School had its big reveal Monday night, with a countless number of community members stopping by to check out the open house.

    Following the school board meeting, the doors were opened to tours of the facility and a ribbon-cutting cereomy marked the occasion.
    WCHS students spearheaded the event by leading tours and preparing a welcome video.

    Principal Thad Elmore expressed excitement on his behalf as well as his students for the opening of the facility, and Superintendent Robin Cochran welcomed those in attendance.

  • WC boys go into overtime

    Despite valiant efforts and a ferocious fourth quarter, the Washington County Commanders fell to the Thomas Nelson Generals 63-60 in overtime last week.
    The Commanders lost the contest after locking horns and tying up the game 58-58 with a three-point shot by junior guard DJ Keeling.

    With Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley out sick with the flu, assistant coach

    Barrett Tingle would lead Washington County from the sidelines. He said the three point shot by Keeling at the end of regulation was a boost.

  • Coleman denied parole

    Jamie Satterfield
    Knoxville News Sentinel

    NASHVILLE — In her first public comments since she was arrested in one of Knoxville’s most horrific crimes, Vanessa Coleman on Wednesday said her only crime was in choosing the wrong people with whom to associate.

  • Today in History
  • UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old found

    UPDATE: Dillon Michael Stewart, 14, who was reported missing Thursday night has been located and is in good condition.

    Kevin Devine, director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management, said the 14-year-old was found in a building near the intersection of Chaplin Road and KY 53.

    "He was in pretty good condition," Devine said. "He was cold, but other than that, pretty good condition."

    The teenager was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon to be checked out. He was found at 12:13 p.m.

  • Gas prices could hurt counties

    With gas prices falling to new lows, people’s wallets might be feeling a little heavier, except for the commonwealth’s. That’s because the state’s gas tax rate is also expected to fall.

    In a Washington County Fiscal Court meeting held on Dec. 7, Judge-Executive John Settles made it known that the state tax rate on gas prices can only rise in increments, but has no floor when fuel prices drop. This could be a major concern for roadways in the years to come because 48.5 percent of the state gas tax goes to county roads.

  • SPD raises funds for local kids’ Christmas

    Last week, the Springfield Police Department decided to set up a pair of roadblocks in town for one hour to see how much money they could raise to support a family in need this Christmas. They soon found out that the outpouring of support meant they’d be able to help a few more people than they’d even expected this holiday season.

    Earlier this month, the department posted on its Facebook page that they were looking to help a family in need to buy Christmas presents.

  • PHOTOS: Christmas in Mackville
  • A long tenure’s end

    Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms is counting down his final days in county government, and he was recognized by the community for his service on Friday.

    In a reception held at the 1816 Courthouse building Friday afternoon, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles reflected on Simms’ career and said he never stopped learning while working with him.

  • PHOTOS: Singing in the season