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Today's News

  • Judge-Executive Settles issues apology

    It opened with an apology.

    Before the pledge of allegiance and opening prayer, Washington County Fiscal Court and those in attendance heard an explanation and apology from Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles regarding the use of county employees to clean up the remains of a barn and attached garage fire located on magistrate Billy Riney’s farm on June 2. Riney was not present at the meeting and it was explained he was on vacation.  

  • WC falls to Campbellsville

    The Washington County Commanders (0-2) were bitten again by the turnover bug, and for the second week in a row, it cost them a chance at keeping up with their opponent.

    Going into the game against the Campbellsville Eagles (2-0), widely considered a top-5 Class A team in the state, WC head coach Eric Sagrecy knew his team would be facing a difficult task, but overcoming five turnovers proved to be an impossible one.

    And the trouble started early for the Commanders, who fumbled 44 seconds into the game, on only their second play from scrimmage.

  • McRay commissioned as national bank examiner

    Arthur Clinton “Clint” McRay, 27, a Springfield native, was recently commissioned a national bank examiner by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    According to the group’s website, “The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.”

  • WAGS to host 5k on Saturday

    Three years ago, the Washington County Autism Group of Support began having an autism fair at The River of Life Church.

    Each year, that fair grew and expanded, exponentially. From an initial turnout of more than 300 people, the fair grew every year to add more food, activities and more silent auction items. Along with the fair, WAGS has hosted a walk since 2007, which has also grown every year. This year, however, WAGS will be hosting a much different, but no less fun event — the WAGS 5K Fun Run for Autism.

  • WC golf drops matches in Campbellsville, Bardstown

    The Washington County Commanders golf team took to the course last week but was unable to keep up its winning ways that gave them victories against Nelson County and Green County in their last two matches.

    On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Commanders headed to Campbellsville Country Club to tee off against Campbellsville and Taylor County in a three-way match.

  • Commanders lose opening game 50-18

    Four turnovers. Three scores.

    That was the story for the Washington County Commanders (0-1), as they watched the Western Hills Wolverines (1-0) capitalize on three of WC’s four first-half mistakes with touchdowns.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, these errors — and Western Hills’ scores as a result of them — prevented the Commanders from being able to settle into its offense.

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church to start children's choir

    Note: In this week's edition, Doug O'Neill's email adress was incorrectly listed. This story has his correct email address, which is: oneilldoug52@gmail.com

    Starting after Labor Day, the Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown will have a new choir – one comprised of children.

    According to Doug O’Neill, director of sacred music, there has not been a children’s choir in their parish for a long time.

  • A fast start

    The Washington County Commanderettes (2-0) started off their season by making history last week, defeating the Green County Dragons (2-5) for the first time ever in volleyball.

    The Dragons, who are the two-time defending champions in the 5th Region, have had the Commanderettes’ number since the teams’ first match in 2002.

    It seemed like history would repeat itself after the first set of WC’s opening match, which the Dragons won by a score of 26-24.

  • Blandford has third book published

    In 17 years of teaching science, Washington County native Millie Blandford used a large variety of activities that her students enjoyed, and now, she is sharing those ideas with the world.

    This past April, Blandford saw her third resource book, Literacy in the Science Classroom, published by Incentive Publications by World Book.

    Specifically, she said that the resource book shares classroom activities geared toward helping students learn to read, write, listen to and speak about scientific texts and presentations in the classroom.

  • Flowers brothers return from GSP

    This is the first installment of a series focusing on Washington County students who attended the Governor’s Scholars Program.

    Andrew and Patrick Flowers, both 17, sons of Dr. Don and Dana Flowers, are not your average teenage boys. When you meet them for the first time, they smile and give you a hearty handshake, and speak with confidence.