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Today's News

  • WCHS band takes third at state

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band qualified for a trip to the state competition on Saturday, and they came away with a third-place showing in class 2A and a distinguished rating.

    The Commanders, performing their “Ancient Art of War” show, placed second out of 16 schools at the class 2A semifinals in Danville on Saturday afternoon (top four advance), earning a trip to Eastern Kentucky University for the state final that evening.

  • Wakefield next Springfield mayor

    The unofficial results are in, and Springfield has a new mayor after Debbie Wakefield tallied 322 votes in Tuesday’s election. Lisa Haydon followed with 294 votes, then Bobby Brady at 223 and John Cecconi with 206.

    Jerry Pinkston will be Washington County’s next sheriff after taking more than 60 percent of the vote against Jim “Buford” Crouch. Pinkston defeated Crouch 2,780-1,769.

    The race for county attorney was close much of the way, with Bill Robinson prevailing with 2,533 votes to Greg Goatley’s 2,038.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Utility Player

    Ever since Colton Nolan moved from Clay County to Washington County as a 7-year-old, he has felt at home. In fact, he says he has “loved every minute of it.”

    “There’s nothing bad about it,” Nolan said. “I wouldn’t change anything about it if I had to.”

    Nolan especially liked the family atmosphere he found while playing sports in WC.

    He has been interested in football ever since he first heard his father talk about his own experiences playing the game.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lead by example

    Ever since he first started watching the game, Adan Garza was drawn to the physical nature of football.

    As a middle-school student, Garza saw his older brother playing and became intrigued by a sport that “just wasn’t like anything else.”

    “I thought it would be fun because it’s so different from every other sport,” Garza said. “Being able to hit other people, be physical, it just always looked like something I would love doing.”

  • Make your voice heard

    With the November election less than a week away, I hope everyone in the Washington County area makes it out to the polling places next week to take part in their constitutional right to cast their vote for political office.

    Having spent a lot of time around this year’s local candidates, I can say with confidence that Springfield and Washington County have a lot of qualified people looking to lead the community in the right direction.

  • PHOTOS: Truth and Consequences
  • News briefs 10/29

    Ongoing

    Absentee Voting Machine
    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.

    Election Sign

  • Avoid trick-or-treat injuries

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    Halloween serves as one of the most popular holidays among children. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 40 million children will participate in trick-or-treat activities this year. Parents should make sure that this fun-filled event does not end with a trip to the emergency room.

  • Local author to host book signing

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    Always expect the unexpected.

    That’s a life lesson Missy C. Luckett, 46, has learned time and time again.

  • Another week, another strong showing

    The Washington County Marching Commander Band will be heading to the State Sweet 16 of Marching Band. Last Saturday, the Commander band competed in the KMEA Class 2A West Regional Quarterfinals in Muhlenberg County. Twelve of the best Class 2A bands in western Kentucky competed to advance to the state semifinals. Only eight bands would make the cut. When the contest was complete, Washington County earned the right to advance by placing second in the entire contest. They also earned a distinguished rating. Only four bands earned a distinguished rating that day.