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Today's News

  • Settles will not seek re-election

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles will not seek re-election next year, after two decades of serving his community.

    For the man who has spent his entire life trying to serve in one fashion or another, he said it was time for him to step aside and leave the position on a positive note.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building blocks

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    As the 2017 football season cAs the 2017 football season comes to an end in Washington County, it’s not too early to start looking toward what next year might hold.

    The Commanders team this season featured seven seniors, quarterback John Floyd, linebacker Dallas Clark, offensive/defensive linemen Christopher Railey and Andrew Scott and receivers/defensive backs Trey Cheatham, Daniel DeWitt and Jack Wheatley.

  • Commanders' season comes to a close

    For the betting man, last Friday night’s football game between Washington County and the DeSales Colts featured a very clear favorite. The undefeated and seemingly untouchable Colts hosted the Commanders in the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Washington County was playing in only its fourth postseason game in nearly two decades after edging out Owen County 21-20 the week before. In the end, there were no surprises, as DeSales stampeded over Washington County, handing the Commanders a 54-0 loss.

  • Parrott arrsted on sex charges

    A second Washington County man has been arrested after attempting to meet what he thought was a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual intercourse.

    The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Larry J. Parrott, 39, of Willisburg on Nov. 3 and charged him with attempted unlawful transaction with a minor, 1st degree, and prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor.

    Also arrested were Richard D. Fransen, 37, of Louisville on Nov. 10, and Andrew D. Hardin, of Lebanon on Nov. 27.

  • Library hits first anniversary

    The Washington County Public Library has officially been open for just more than a year, and according to its director, Tara O’Hagan, things are moving fast and the library’s numbers are growing.

    The ribbon cutting for the new building was on Nov. 15, 2016, but the library had a soft opening Sept. 28, 2016.

    “We’ve been in the building for a year and getting use to it,” O’Hagan said.

    But, getting use to the new space has been easy, and has allowed staff to offer a lot more to the public.

  • 12/6/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Sheriff’s office closed on Saturdays

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. For tax payments, please use the drop box and for law enforcement issues, please call the Springfield Dispatch at (859) 336-5400.

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • 11/23/17 Briefs

    Nov. 29-Dec. 15

    Santa at City Hall

    Santa will be visiting children in the front of City Hall every Friday evening from Nov. 17 through Dec. 15 from 4:30-6:30 pm. 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!

    Thursday, Nov. 30

    Medicare Education Class