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Today's News

  • WC's young squad looks ahead to next season

    A season full of transitions for the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17) ended last week with a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (13-19) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Coming into this year, the Commanderettes lost five players to graduation from last season’s 21-10 team and had no seniors.

  • Fiscal court takes measure to comply with ACA

     Washington County Fiscal Court had a busy meeting last Friday, putting the gears in motion to outsource a company which would handle the necessary work to have the court be compliant with Affordable Care Act, as well as handle benefits processing and direct deposit. 

    “We really want to get into the meat and potatoes of it this morning,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles told the court before diving into the matter. 

  • Illegal dump sites pop up around county

     You wouldn’t think by looking at the rural and rustic beauty of Washington County that it would have a problem with littering and illegal dumping, but it may happen more than you think.

    “It’s not a big problem, but it’s a problem,” Solid Waste Coordinator Brad Langford said. 

    According to Langford, there have been two dump sites found within the last month in the county. 

  • Threat discovered at WCHS

    On Oct. 22, the Springfield Police Department received a call about a general, unspecified threat that was written in a bathroom stall at Washington County High School.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they got the call late Thursday morning and responded along with the Kentucky State Police, though SPD conducted the investigation.

  • WC has no answer for CAL, loses 56-8

    In what would be their second consecutive game against a team in the conversation as Class 2A’s top football team, the Washington County Commanders (4-5, 1-2) were unable to keep up with the vaunted offense of the Christian Academy-Louisville Centurions (7-2, 3-0) on Friday night, losing by a score of 56-8.

    The Centurions showed why they are considered a top Class 2A team from the very start, jumping out to a 21-0 lead early on in the game.

  • WC falls to two-time defending state champions

     The Washington County Commanders (4-4, 1-1) couldn’t dethrone the two-time defending Class 2A state champions on Friday night, losing to the DeSales Colts (6-2, 1-1) by a score of 48-0.

    WC’s defense started the game off with a strong performance, holding the Colts to a field goal on the opening drive of the game.

  • McMillin named tourism executive director

    After months of waiting, the Springfield Tourism Commission finally has its new executive director – and she’s a Washington County native. 

    Stephanie McMillin, 45, was recently announced as the commission’s new director, and she’s bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    She is replacing Carla Abbi, the former executive director, who left in June. 

  • Commanderettes ousted in first round of district tournament

    After two dominating wins over the Franklin County Flyers and the Burgin Bulldogs last week, the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17, 3-6) were tripped up by the Nelson County Cardinals in Monday night’s opening round of the district tournament just before press time on Monday night. 

    The Commanderettes fell to the Cardinals in four sets (30-28, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21).

  • State park sees some upgrades

    Lincoln Park Homestead State Park has been quite busy lately, but with more happenings going on than just tourism and golf.

    That’s because the park has been getting some much-needed upkeep.

    “It’s been giving us problems for several years,” Bobby Bartholomai, park manager, said. “And we’re finally able to address them this past year.”

  • AU could see tax moratorium on Robertson Building

    The possibility of a five-year moratorium was presented to the city council that would allow AU Associates, the company that renovated the Robertson Building, to “waive” their taxes during that timeframe.