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Today's News

  • District receives grant to form skills center

    Washington County School District isn’t just thinking outside of the box, it’s rebuilding it.

    According to Cherry Boyles, chief academic officer of Washington County Schools, the local school district recently received a $763,000 grant from the commonwealth to invest in its existing infrastructure and create work skills programs at the old elementary school.

  • Pursuit ends in Springfield

    A two-county police pursuit that began in Marion County ended on Main Street in Springfield on May 24.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Bradley Watts, 43, of Lebanon after Watts fled from Deputy Tristan Hayden when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Barbers Mill Road.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Watts made his way into Springfield on Jimtown Road, but his run from authorities was cut short after it was apparent the pursuit was becoming increasingly dangerous.

  • Commanderettes fall to Lincoln on Senior Night

    Monday’s game against Lincoln County was senior night for the Commanderettes softball team, but it was a long night for the home team as they fell to the visiting Lady Patriots 7-2.

    Prior to the game, three seniors were recognized from the Washington County team: Madison White, Teresa Fenwick and Anne Fallis.

    “It was a joy and a privilege to get to coach these girls during their time here,” said head coach Christy Baker. “I wish them all the best in their futures.”

  • Commanders defeat Green County 11-1

    The Washington County baseball team won its last two games of the regular season, defeating Green County 11-1 on Wednesday, May 17, and Campbellsville 20-1 Thursday, May 18. The wins put the Commanders three games above .500 (19-16) going into the postseason.

    Washington County 11

    Green County 1

  • 5/24 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    A man accused of fleeing police was indicted on seven charges.

  • Memorial Day celebration at Willisburg

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and everyone is preparing for the long weekend.  While some may go on a short vacation, others choose to stay home and enjoy the activities in their local communities. That’s what residents of Willisburg will be doing this Memorial Day weekend at Willisburg Community Park, with a variety of activities for participants to enjoy and bring the family.

  • Renovations at new WCES nearly complete

    Renovation work at the new Washington County middle and elementary school is nearly complete.
    According to Jean-Paul Grivas, the architect of the renovation, 99 percent of the work has been completed at the school.
    “We’ve just got a little bit of work to do,” he said during the school board’s monthly meeting.
    The work that remains includes some painting, masonry work and flooring.

  • SCC's suit against DOE dismissed

    The court-appointed receiver for the Saint Catharine College lawsuit with Huntington Bank filed a report to the U.S. District Court that there are no funds available to pay 56 vendors the $355,600 they claim is owed.

    According to the report, “Upon the receiver’s arrival, SCC did not have an updated, accurate accounts payable aging.”

  • Pennington's defense seeks evidence from the commonwealth

    Just four days after Crystal Warner’s remains were laid to rest, the man accused of killing her and her boyfriend, Robert Jones, appeared in district court where his defense asked for evidence they say wasn’t received.