Today's News

  • Edelen has positive experience at GSP

    Hannah Edelen had to make a decision.

    She had been dreaming of becoming a national officer for FCCLA, or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, since she was a freshman in high school. But after she found out she had been accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program, she had to choose between the two life-altering opportunities because there was a conflict in the two programs’ schedules.

    In the end, she chose to attend GSP, and after looking back on her time this summer, she knows that she made the right choice.

  • McRay commissioned as national bank examiner

    Arthur Clinton “Clint” McRay, 27, a Springfield native, was recently commissioned a national bank examiner by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    According to the group’s website, “The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.”

  • WAGS to host 5k on Saturday

    Three years ago, the Washington County Autism Group of Support began having an autism fair at The River of Life Church.

    Each year, that fair grew and expanded, exponentially. From an initial turnout of more than 300 people, the fair grew every year to add more food, activities and more silent auction items. Along with the fair, WAGS has hosted a walk since 2007, which has also grown every year. This year, however, WAGS will be hosting a much different, but no less fun event — the WAGS 5K Fun Run for Autism.

  • WC golf drops matches in Campbellsville, Bardstown

    The Washington County Commanders golf team took to the course last week but was unable to keep up its winning ways that gave them victories against Nelson County and Green County in their last two matches.

    On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Commanders headed to Campbellsville Country Club to tee off against Campbellsville and Taylor County in a three-way match.

  • Commanders lose opening game 50-18

    Four turnovers. Three scores.

    That was the story for the Washington County Commanders (0-1), as they watched the Western Hills Wolverines (1-0) capitalize on three of WC’s four first-half mistakes with touchdowns.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, these errors — and Western Hills’ scores as a result of them — prevented the Commanders from being able to settle into its offense.

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church to start children's choir

    Note: In this week's edition, Doug O'Neill's email adress was incorrectly listed. This story has his correct email address, which is: oneilldoug52@gmail.com

    Starting after Labor Day, the Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown will have a new choir – one comprised of children.

    According to Doug O’Neill, director of sacred music, there has not been a children’s choir in their parish for a long time.

  • Walker's wheels keep on turning

    6:16 a.m.

    While much of the county is just now waking up, James Murray Walker Jr., 77, who’s already been up since 4:30, performs a walk around on his bus — No. 39. The sound of bus engines idling fills the air as Walker checks the lights, looks for damage and checks the tire pressure.

    Safety strobes flash through the darkness as he steps inside and turns the key. The dashboard lights up like a pilot’s cockpit, and Walker checks the engine gauges for proper operation. Everything’s good to go.

  • Local woman wins $200,000 in lottery

    You can stop checking your tickets.

    That’s because one lucky lady from Washington County has won the lottery.

    Friday night’s Cash Ball drawing yielded a $200,000 winner. She purchased the ticket from the Five Star located at 810 Bardstown Road in Springfield.

    The winning numbers were 2 – 5 – 21 – 27. The Cash Ball was 9.

    Susan Riggle, a manager at the location, said they’ve never sold a winning ticket with that kind of value, to her knowledge.

    “I think it’s awesome,” she said.

  • A fast start

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-0) started off their season by making history last week, defeating the Green County Dragons (2-5) for the first time ever in volleyball.

    The Dragons, who are the two-time defending champions in the 5th Region, have had the Commanderettes’ number since the teams’ first match in 2002.

    It seemed like history would repeat itself after the first set of WC’s opening match, which the Dragons won by a score of 26-24.

  • Blandford has third book published

    In 17 years of teaching science, Washington County native Millie Blandford used a large variety of activities that her students enjoyed, and now, she is sharing those ideas with the world.

    This past April, Blandford saw her third resource book, Literacy in the Science Classroom, published by Incentive Publications by World Book.

    Specifically, she said that the resource book shares classroom activities geared toward helping students learn to read, write, listen to and speak about scientific texts and presentations in the classroom.