Today's News

  • A closer look at the election

    Last week’s midterm election in Washington County led to several new faces taking office, and 55 percent of registered voters made it to the polls to have a say in the results.

    The election was highlighted by Debbie Wakefield taking the office of Springfield mayor, Jerry Pinkston taking over the sheriff position for the retiring Tommy Bartley and Bill Robinson taking over as county attorney with Hamilton Simms stepping down.

  • Questions remain for new school

    Though representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects stated at last month’s Washington County School Board meeting that the construction of the new high school was substantially complete for beneficial occupancy, the district has recently shared a differing view on the project’s progress.

    Ed O’Daniel, attorney for the school board, was on hand at a special called meeting last Thursday to share his recommendation with school officials after reviewing information regarding the project.

  • 50 years in freefall: A life in the sky

    Fifty years in any field is an impressive accomplishment, but 50 years in the business of skydiving is a whole other feat altogether.

    Last Friday at Arnold’s Airport in Springfield, Bob Boswell celebrated just that, jumping from a plane on a chilly morning to commemorate the date when his life in the sky began.

    Boswell’s first experience with skydiving came in 1964 when he was fresh out of high school and he had joined an apprentice program.

  • PHOTOS: Salute to the troops
  • Different year, same result

    For the fourth straight season, the Washington County Commanders (3-7, 3-3) had their hearts broken in Glasgow during the opening round of the Class 2A Playoffs. WC lost by a score of 42-0 to the Scotties (8-3), extending their streak of losing by a smaller margin than the year before to Glasgow.

    Despite the loss, Commanders head coach Eric Sagrecy was proud of how his team battled against a team that had beaten them year after year.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Through the Uprights


    It’s one of the most important attributes to have as a kicker, and it’s one of the things that senior Josh Thompson brings to the position for the Washington County Commanders.

    “I would definitely describe myself as very confident,” Thompson said. “I have a lot of faith in my abilities as a kicker, and I feel like I’m getting better all the time.”

    It is also something that the Commander coaching staff has in Thompson.

  • WCMS girls win NIT tournament

    Last week, the Washington County Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team finished up what head coach Janey Doty called “an incredible run,” winning the NIT championship.

    Doty, who was in her first year as WCMS head coach, believes it was the perfect ending for a team that didn’t start the season particularly well, allowing the players to showcase all the hard work it took to get to this point.

  • Washington County loses on controversial final play versus rivals

    Washington County leads the game 17-14 after kicking a field goal during its overtime possession, but now Marion County has the ball, fourth and goal from the one-yard line.

    The call from the Marion County sidelines is to go for the win. Specifically, the call is a quarterback sneak.

    As both lines crash into each other at the snap of the ball, there is no movement for several seconds, either toward or away from the goal line.

  • News briefs for 11/5


    Election Signs

    Washington County Recycling would like to remind everyone that election signs are not recyclable. People are asked not to put them in bins at the recycling center.

    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.

    Volunteers Needed

  • Nov. 8 summit to address pipelines

    The “Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky’s Future Beyond Fossil Fuels” summit was organized by landowners and others who successfully stopped the proposed Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline. That high-volume, high-pressure pipeline would have carried volatile fracking byproducts from Pennsylvania across Kentucky to the Gulf Coast for processing and export. The companies involved announced in April that they were suspending the project despite having spent nearly $100 million.