.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • District looks to improve attendance

    Schools in Washington County have some of the highest attendance numbers in the state, but the district is looking to boost them up even more.

    According to Chad Willis, director of pupil personnel, the district is one of the top 5 in the commonwealth for attendance, but he’d like to get those numbers higher after a recent flu outbreak.

    “We want to highlight ways that we can improve attendance,” Willis said.

  • Tingle arraigned Monday

    Washington County Fiscal Court magistrate Terry Tingle pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in court Monday afternoon.

    The long-serving magistrate was accused of three misdemeanor charges in December 2017. Those charges are reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and resisting arrest.

  • Celebrating Black History Month

     

    Washington County native Chad Newby says he’s always had a desire to help others. Now, as an executive director of operations for ResCare Residential Services, Newby is in a position where he can provide assistance to a population in need.

    Newby, who now works in Louisville, grew up in Springfield and graduated from Washington County High School before attending St. Catharine College. Throughout that time, he credits basketball for helping provide an outlet.

  • Kellys to appear on 'WoodSongs'

    On Jan. 22, a Springfield quartet shared the stage with a 14-time Grammy Award winner in a live performance that was broadcast on more than 500 radio stations around the world to places as far away as Sydney, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea. An impressive feat when three of the band’s performers have an average age of about 14.

  • Boys get district win at Thomas Nelson

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    A long layoff for the Commanders after their loss in the finals of the All ‘A’ Classic provided some time for the team to reset themselves ahead of the final stretch of their regular season schedule. Over the last week, Washington County picked up one decisive win 64-53 against Cumberland County and another against district foe Thomas Nelson. Bookending those wins are a 9-point loss to Campbellsville and a 5-point loss to Henry County.

  • 2/7/18 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Creating the most with what you got

    “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”

    Unknown Author

    I haven’t received many compliments in my life.

    But one that I did receive was sort of a “back-handed” compliment. That means it is a compliment that also has a backhanded slam against you. A good example would be “I don’t care what people say about you. I think you’re nice!“

    Sometimes a back-handed compliment is meant to hurt, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it’s just fact.

  • County filing closes with more candidates

    Staff Report

    The deadline to file for election in May has closed for anyone running for county offices, and it closed with additional candidates putting their names in the hat late in the process.

    Judge-Executive

  • Fighting epilepsy

    Tiffany Webb, a Springfield native and 2002 graduate of Washington County High School, has epilepsy. At one point in her life, she was having 100 episodes a day, though they happened so quickly, you’d never notice she had them.

    And that’s why Webb, the daughter of Joyce and Del Drury, spent five years of her life and traveled across the country with her now ex-husband to make a documentary about the potentially crippling disorder.

  • SCC purchase draws near

    Less than two years after it closed, St. Catharine College will have a new owner, and plans are in place for it to be turned into another higher learning facility.

    According to a document filed in federal court, no additional qualifying bids were received prior to Jan. 26, making the Runchero Corporation of Shelbyville the highest bidder.

    A sale hearing was held Monday morning, and it was ordered that parties should submit a revised sale order on or before Feb. 6 after press time. The revisions were submitted.