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  • Dispatcher looks to inform others using social media

    James “Danny” Crouch has been the E-911 Dispatch Captain since July 2017, and now he’s hoping to raise awareness about what’s going on in the community through the power of social media.

    “There were a couple of wrecks (over the weekend,)” he said. “There were a couple of people that had some injuries.”

    And that’s what made him want to inform others of what they need to expect when they dial 911, and to alert others of dangerous conditions. He said using Facebook is an opportunity to educate the public.

  • Singletary arrested for stealing mail

    The Washington County Post Office will be returning 463 pieces of stolen mail to the rightful owners after an arrest was made last week. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Dennis Ray Singletary Jr., 47, of Springfield, was arrested Friday and charged with theft of mail matters.

  • 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