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Today's News

  • Educators join pension reform discussion

    Emotions were high as representatives from the Washington County School District helped form a spear point against Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.

    Thirteen representatives from schools across the county traveled to Jessamine County Oct. 30 for a town hall meeting with representatives Kim King and Russ Meyer, along with Senator Tom Buford.

    Legislators were there to listen and respond to teachers’ concerns on the matter.

  • Kelly serves community long after military career ends

     

    After serving in the United States Army in three wars across nearly three decades, one Washington County veteran is still finding ways to give back to his local community.

  • Truth and Consequences

    Approximately 185 students from Washington County High School got a dose of what can happen if they make poor decisions.

    For five years now, the Washington County Extension Service has helped organize Truth and Consequences, which puts students through a variety of scenarios and their possible outcomes.

    Washington County Extension Agent Cabrina Buckman said the program was started by a family and consumer sciences agent in Clinton County.

  • Juvenile charged in 2016 crash

    Editor's note: there was some confusion in the first sentence of this story, and it has been rewritten for clarity. 

    A young Springfield man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide charges in a deadly 2016 crash in Nelson County, and has been granted pretrial diversion.

  • 11/1/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    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

  • Fiscal court moves forward to look at fiber optic options

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to take the next step into looking at a franchise agreement, which could bring fiber optic cables into the county.

    Brooks R. Herrick, an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, in Louisville, and Ryan Bell, a senior manager at Bluegrass Cellular, presented the agreement during the court’s regularly scheduled meeting Friday morning.

  • WCHS places fifth in state

     

    Music filled the air as the Washington County Commander Band marched to the beat and placed fifth out of 16 bands in the in the Class AA division of the Kentucky Music Educators Association state semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    The Commanders performed “The Yellow Wallpaper” in Elizabethtown and topped other schools in the contest, but narrowly missed out on the opportunity to play at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in the state finals Saturday night.

  • By the numbers

    Jbias Dawson

    Dawson is ranked 12th in the state among 2A schools and is averaging 9.5 yards per carry and around 100 yards per game. Bullish and not afraid of contact, a large percentage of the junior running back’s yards come after breaking at least one tackle. He has nine rushing touchdowns so far this season and has also operated often as a pass-catcher out of the screen. He has turned eight catches into 124 yards and three touchdowns. Also acting as a kick returner, he has three touchdowns directly from returns this season.

    John Floyd

  • Breaking through

    After the loss to Christian Academy of Louisville on Oct. 20, one season ended and a new, higher-stakes season began for the Washington County football team. This Friday’s game against the Owen County Rebels will be the start of a win-or-go-home postseason campaign.

  • WC shutdown in Louisville

    Going up against the defending 2A State Champions, the Commanders of Washington County were handed their fourth loss of the season in last Friday’s 49-6 defeat against the Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions.

    “We game planned really hard for them and they just stymied everything we tried to do,” said Washington County head coach Eric Sagercy after the game.