Today's News

  • School district 2013-14 scores

    While the overall accountability score was not as high as last year, the Washington County School district was still able to post encouraging results in the Kentucky Department of Education’s annual “Kentucky School Report Card” test, which has a focus on college and career readiness. For the past few years, the test has been comprised of an assessment and accountability system called Unbridled Learning: College/Career-Ready for All.

  • BPW awards announced

    Springfield BPW announced last week that Sr. Claire McGowan has received the 2014 Woman of Achievement Award and Cherry Gibson has received the 2014 BPW Woman of the Year Award. The Springfield State Bank has received the Business Equity Award for 2014.

    Sr. Claire McGowan currently serves in her tenth year as the Founder and Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future.  

  • Robertson project awaits conflict resolution

    After three separate bid requests by the city of Springfield for contracted work on the Robertson building on Main Street, a bid that falls within the set budget of roughly $1,114,000 has finally been made. The bid, however, doesn’t come without its own issues, as a waiver for conflict of interest will need to be filed before the renovation project can begin.

  • Sheriff candidates emphasize experience

    With Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley stepping down from his position at the end of the year, the office is up for grabs, and two candidates remain with hopes of filling the void.

    Jerry Pinkston will represent the Democratic party, with Jim “Buford” Crouch listed as a Republican on the ballot in two weeks, and both men say they have the tools to make the transition to a new sheriff as smooth as possible.

  • Gunshot at WCHS game

    Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran confirmed earlier this week that a firearm was discharged at Friday night’s home football game between the Commanders and the Bardstown Tigers.

    The weapon was fired by an undisclosed individual, and the discharge was reportedly an accident.

    Cochran said the proper procedures were followed by everyone involved following the incident.

  • Q&A with state rep candidates

    Kim King

    Q: Can you tell the voters a little about your background?

    Kim King (KK): I’ve been married to Cary for 34 years. We have two grown children. Our daughter, Tia, is 32 and married with three little girls. Our son Clayton is 30, married and has two girls. We own and operate Four Kings angus cattle company in Mercer County.

    My background is in fitness and wellness management. Until being sworn in, I had a small personal training business, but phased that out after I was elected.

  • PHOTOS: A royal election
  • Commander football loses to Bardstown

    The Washington County Commander football team (2-5, 2-3) was unable to topple the Bardstown Tigers (6-2, 3-2), a 4th District opponent, during last week’s homecoming festivities, losing by a score of 40-7.

    WC was looking to secure a bid to the Class 2A playoffs with a win but will have to wait until this Friday’s game against Fort Knox (0-8, 0-5) to clinch its berth.

  • WC volleyball falls in district tournament semifinal

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (21-10) was unable to overcome a Nelson County Cardinal squad (28-5) that had already beaten them in their two previous matchups.

    After leading 22-20, WC dropped the next five points to lose the first game 25-20.

    However, they were able to use that momentum to come back strong in the second set to tie up the match at one game apiece, winning 27-25.

  • News briefs for 10/15


    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