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Today's News

  • Elmore to be WCHS’ next principal

    A new principal was only going to be hired at Washington County High School if the right person stepped up to claim the position, as naming an interim principal for one year was not out of the question.

    Washington County Schools, however, found their man.

    Thad Elmore, who has been in education for 19 years, has spent much of his time in Elizabethtown — most recently at Helmwood Heights Elementary and TK Stone Middle — and he’ll be taking over at WCHS as students and faculty prepare to move to the new facility.

  • Springfield natives go to nationals

    In 1990, Bobby Bishop and Jonathan Coyle graduated from Washington County High School.

    From there, they both moved on to get bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and would move to Versailles, Ky., around the same time.

    They even had children around the same age, Coyle with twins, Alex and Ben, and Bishop with his son, Brandon.

    It was quite a journey for the pair who have been friends since they were old enough to talk.

  • Sky High

    Dan Avilla started flying remote control planes in 1969. He’s been flying RC jets for 15 years.

    And this year was the fourth time he’s made the trip from Prescott, Ari. to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for Jets Over Kentucky.

    “The scenery is beautiful. The local people are so receptive and friendly wherever you go,” Avilla said. “And Lewis Patton just runs a smooth event.”

    Patton has been organizing Jets Over Kentucky for 10 years. According to Avilla, it’s one of the best shows he and his wife attend.

  • Today in History
  • Rally bats fall shy of final

    Josh Cain stepped into the batter’s box in the fifth inning of a game against Marion County last week with a trip to the 11-12-year-old Little League District 5 final at stake and gave his team a jolt.

    Trailing 11-2 after two big innings by the road team, Cain smacked a grand slam to breathe life into Washington County’s tournament hopes. The blast was followed by another run in the sixth and final inning, and WC was able to load the bases, but the rally fell short in an 11-7 win for Marion County.

  • The jets are back in town

    Jets Over Kentucky is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and though the week-long event got started this past Sunday, the best is still yet to come.

    Pilots will have their model planes on display throughout the week and will be performing practice runs for visitors free of charge through Thursday.

    Then the fun really starts.

  • PHOTOS: The freedom to celebrate
  • Local man fled drug raid

    A Springfield man is wanted in Boyle County after deputies say he fled during a drug raid where he could have seriously hurt someone.

    The Boyle County sheriff says John Essex, better known as Mikey, fled a drug raid and is on the loose after driving through these fences during a police chase Friday morning.

  • City council touches on loans, recent event

    Mayor John W. Cecconi updated city officials on Springfield’s outstanding loans at last week’s city council meeting, stating that he wanted everyone to know where they stood heading into the new fiscal year.

  • News briefs 7/16

    Ongoing events

    School supply list
    WCMS students and parents may find the 2014-2015 school supply lists and school dress code policy on the district web page at washington.kyschools.us <http://washington.kyschools.us>. If you have any questions you may email ty.howard@washington.kyschools.us or anne.taylor@washington.kyschools.us.

    Washington County Summer Feeding Program