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  • Congressman Guthrie visits WCES last week

    Students at Washington County Elementary School were treated with a special guest speaker from the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

  • Grass trimmings cause woes for motorcyclists

    As warm weather rolls into the commonwealth, its clear that the season’s biggest chore — mowing grass — is in full force.

    But while many homeowners are pushing or riding their way to healthy looking lawns, one Washington County couple is concerned about the way it’s being handled.

    Brandon and Felicia Wheeler say homeowners leaving grass clippings on the roadways are causing an unnecessary hazard for motorcycle riders.

  • Elmore to leave WCHS

    Washington County High School Principal Thad Elmore will be leaving WCHS and moving to Marion County High School.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told The Lebanon Enterprise last week that Elmore will be joining MCHS next school year as principal. 

    “I believe that Mr. Elmore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support each and every student,” Schlosser said. 

    For Elmore, the last three years at WCHS have been wonderful.

  • Man escapes arrest

    A  man is accused of fleeing from police in his vehicle and nearly hitting a 2-year-old and Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston in the process. 

    Pinkston said he and deputy Jackie Robinson went to serve two bench warrants against Steven Curtis Releford Jr., 37, of Mercer County Thursday when he fled the scene in his 2002 silver Pontiac Grand Am.

    Releford is still at large and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for information leading to his capture.

  • RV park proposed at city council meeting

    The Springfield City Council met at city hall Tuesday, March 12, to discuss plans for an RV park and campground slated for construction on Booker Road. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said she was able to meet with an engineer last week and visit the site, and the council has since been provided with some ideas about how the location will be laid out. 

    “We’re ready to move forward,” Wakefield said.

  • Greenhouse teaches more than horticulture

    Two courses at Washington County High School are taking kids out of the classroom and letting them get their hands dirty – literally. 

    The greenhouse and plant land science courses at WCHS are not only teaching students the fundamentals of growing tomatoes, bedding and hanging plants, but also the fundamentals of economics.  

    According to the courses’ teacher, Bart Mattingly, students must be sophomores or above in order to join the program, but most of the 28 students involved are juniors or seniors. 

  • Commanderettes rout Nelson County

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a well-deserved win this week, defeating the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings Monday. It was only the Commanderettes’ second win of the season, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the team coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee last week.

  • Students participate in Talk Meet
  • Taking stock

    “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

    Jesus Christ

    Of all the Christian holidays, the greatest is Easter.  

    The rising of Jesus Christ from the dead is the bedrock of everything that we have faith in.

    It’s a good time to take stock of your life and think about the future.

    I’ve lived a lot more years than I have left to go and I find that my biggest weakness in life has been becoming wrapped up in the things of this world.

  • Forget the Frock benefits children in Africa

    With Easter just around the corner, the yearly ritual of finding the right formal outfit begins. Not everyone has the same idea for church attire, however. One local pastor encourages T-shirts to be worn on Easter Sunday for the cause of helping sick, hungry and orphaned children overseas.