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Today's News

  • Extension office 90 percent complete

    The new Washington County Extension Office is nearly complete, and according to County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Dennis Morgeson, everything so far has gone according to plan.

    “We’re probably at about 90 percent completion, and we should be completed some time in February,” Morgeson said.

    Ground was broken in March of this year, and the build has been going steady since.

  • City and county prepare for winter weather
  • Boys basketball bounces back

    The Commanders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 73-55 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals last Friday night. The victory came after back-to-back losses to Bullitt Central and Garrard County earlier in the week. Currently 4-4 on the season, the Commanders have been dominant in their wins, outscoring the opposition by an average of over 35 points. Meanwhile, the Commanders’ losses have all come in extremely close games, with the victor winning by an average of less than three points.

  • Commanderettes have split results

    The past week brought in the first win of the Commanderettes’ season. But while the 52-48 victory over Garrard County started the week on a high note, the Friday night defeat to Thomas Nelson showed that there was still work to do for the girls’ basketball team.

  • Girls' basketball lose season opener

    Washington County girls’ basketball team had its chances with a couple of a good scoring runs in the later stages of the game against the Taylor County Cardinals, but fell short, losing 46-43 in its first game at home.

  • Candidates file for 2018 election

    Next year’s election races are already getting busy, with close to 20 people having filed for positions in county government.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, who will not be running for re-election next year, candidates for county offices have until 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2018, to file their paperwork for the primary election on May 23. Anyone running for city council has until August to submit paperwork.

    “All county offices and all city council members (are up for grabs),” he said.

  • County looks at future landfill options

    Washington County Fiscal Court was talking trash Monday morning at the 1816 Courthouse.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, the Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill has approximately 5-10 years before it will reach capacity and have to be capped.

    Discussions started after the court went over the free recycling program it held.

  • Commanders off to rocky start

    It’s never pleasant being on the wrong side of a loss. Double that when the loss is in the team’s home opener. Triple it when it comes after giving up the lead in the final seconds of the game. The 74-73 loss to the Taylor County Cardinals was about as tough as they come for Washington County.

    “Our kids, they gave everything they had,” said boys’ head basketball coach Bernard Smalley.

  • Distillery may build in county

    Michter’s Distillery in Louisville is eyeing a piece of land in Springfield, and both Springfield City Council and Washington County Fiscal Court have moved to lift certain restrictions to bring it in.

    After more than an hour of discussions behind closed doors Nov. 29, the county voted to waive covenants on lots in the industrial park upon request of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority.

  • 12/13/17 Briefs

    Friday, Dec. 15

    Santa at City Hall

    Santa will be visiting children in the front of Springfield City Hall Friday, Dec. 15, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A mailbox is also available for letters that will go directly to the North Pole and answered by the Jolly Man himself, along with Mrs. Claus too!

    Acreage Reporting Deadline