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Today's News

  • Free lunch coming to most students

    The Washington County Board of Education took a roll of the dice last week when it elected to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program, a federal program that helps eligible schools provide free breakfast and lunches for all students. 

    Preschool through 8th-grade schools in the county are eligible to participate in the program. Unfortunately, Washington County High School is just under the threshold requirements at the moment. 

    The Board held a work session before coming to the decision. 

  • INOAC celebrates 25 years in Springfield

    When Springfield Products Inc., began operations in June 1991, there were approximately 60 employees and the factory only made one piece of equipment: armrests for automobiles.

    In the past 25 years, though, SPI has seen some major changes.

    For one, it is now known as INOAC Group North America. 

  • Commanderettes get lopsided district win against Bardstown

    After dominating the Bardstown Tigers by 20 runs in the teams’ first meeting, it seemed as if the Washington County Commanderettes would cruise to their 11th victory of the season in last week’s district matchup.

    But it was the Tigers who controlled the game early on, taking an early 4-1 advantage through two innings.

  • WC participates in ‘Saving Second Base’
  • Commanders improve to 4-0 in district play

    The Washington County Commanders (12-5, 4-0) found mixed results in their return from spring break, winning their first two games against Nelson County and Boyle County before losing to Green County and Bullitt East to finish last week 2-2.

     

    Green County/Bullitt East

    WC finished last week off on a low note, losing to both the Green County Dragons (7-8) and the Bullitt East Chargers (11-5).

  • WC softball goes on four-game tear

    The Washington County Commanderettes (10-8, 3-2) returned from spring break last week and immediately accomplished something they hadn’t done all season: win four straight games.

  • Judge declines Yates’ plea deal

    A Washington County woman who’s accused of operating an online scam and stealing more than $10,000 appeared in court on April 20. 

    Frankie Louise Yates was expected to make a plea in the morning hearing, but after clarifying the allegations, Circuit Court Judge Samuel Todd Spalding did not accept the pretrial diversion agreement. 

  • Annual Bible Read-a-Thon needs volunteers

    The Rev. Cal Adams was living in Louisiana when he first heard about Washington County’s Bible Read-a-Thon, and he immediately became intrigued with the idea.

    “I thought it was one of the greatest things I’d ever heard of,” Adams said, reflecting on when his father- and mother-in-law, Bobby and Kathy Gabhart, first told him about the annual event.

  • Local Salvation Army effort undergoing reorganization

    The local Salvation Army service unit committee is currently undergoing reorganization and is encouraging anyone looking to make a difference in the Washington County community to join.

    That’s the message that temporary committee chairperson Merle Ray Dalrymple hopes to spread throughout the community.

  • Woman dies after tractor accident

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    A Willisburg woman who was the victim of a tractor accident on April 9 has passed away.

     

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements received word from the Jefferson County Coroner Wednesday evening, April 13, that Julie Robinson, 25, was taken off life support and died.