Today's News

  • Commanders split first district games amidsts road trip

    Commander baseball (4-5) dropped two of three games last week and two of those matchups were district bouts, a 3-1 win at Bardstown on Friday and a 7-6 loss at Nelson County on Saturday. Washington County has posted a 2-2 record just over halfway through its current seven-game road trip.

    Washington County @ Nelson County
    7-6 Nelson County
    When: Saturday, March 23
    Where: Nelson County High School

  • All-American honors

    For the first time since joining the NAIA four years ago, St. Catharine College has two basketball players named NAIA All-Americans. The honors went to seniors Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier.

    Howard, who was named Honorable Mention All-American last year, made the second team All-American squad for the just completed 2012-2013 season. The Owensboro native played with stress fractures in each leg that limited her to 23 games in the Patriots’ 31 game schedule.

  • PHOTOS: WCES Family night
  • WCHS student wins essay contest

    By Aaron S. Dugger
    Library Media Specialist at North Washington

    A Washington County High School student will head west next month to participate in the Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt.

  • New high school is main topic at meeting

    Funding for the new high school was among the main topics when the Washington County Board of Education met last week.

    The board was informed that an additional cost of $3,500 was needed for the installation of the bleachers in the new high school’s gym as well as several other costs, including additional electrical work. The $7,338.80 total cost, however, is balanced by several credits and purchase orders recently placed.

    The school board, in fact, stands to be credited $52.80.

  • SWEDA names Carney executive director

    The Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority (SWEDA) made the announcement recently that Daniel Carney will take over as the organization’s executive director, effective April 8.

  • CLARIFICATION: Constable issue unsettled after meeting

    CLARIFICATION: In regard to last week’s constable story, Dr. David Donathan had officially been appointed as constable by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles.
    The lack of magisterial approval blocks Donathan from being able to begin his duties.
    Until a magisterial vote approves Donathan, he will remain an appointed constable, but will be unable to resume the responsibilities of the position.


  • Bridge flooding: Restrictions prevent building at higher level

    Flooding waters engulfing the road leading up to and including the bridge on Grundy Home Road is a sight that residents in the area are familiar with, but one that they’re hoping to see less often.

    Last Monday showed the type of downpour that can still cause trouble for rural Washington County residents when the newly-constructed bridge on Grundy Home Road was completely submerged just two days before its re-opening.

  • The Caring Place co-ed b-ball tourney canceled

    Due to various spring breaks in the four counties that we service and the lack of interest in the Spring Into Action basketball tournament, The Caring Place is going to cancel the 2013 event.

    The Caring Place plans to host the event next year with hopes of more participation from schools in the area.

    The Spring Into Action tournament was a co-ed fourth and fifth-grade tournament that was previously scheduled for April 6-7.

    Contact The Caring Place with any questions at (270) 692-9300.

  • PHOTO: St. D basketball crowned in Nelson Co. fifth-grade tourney