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Today's News

  • Local author to host book signing

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service

    Always expect the unexpected.

    That’s a life lesson Missy C. Luckett, 46, has learned time and time again.

  • Avoid trick-or-treat injuries

    Ashley Spalding
    A.P.R.N.

    Halloween serves as one of the most popular holidays among children. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 40 million children will participate in trick-or-treat activities this year. Parents should make sure that this fun-filled event does not end with a trip to the emergency room.

  • PHOTOS: Truth and Consequences
  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Utility Player

    Ever since Colton Nolan moved from Clay County to Washington County as a 7-year-old, he has felt at home. In fact, he says he has “loved every minute of it.”

    “There’s nothing bad about it,” Nolan said. “I wouldn’t change anything about it if I had to.”

    Nolan especially liked the family atmosphere he found while playing sports in WC.

    He has been interested in football ever since he first heard his father talk about his own experiences playing the game.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lead by example

    Ever since he first started watching the game, Adan Garza was drawn to the physical nature of football.

    As a middle-school student, Garza saw his older brother playing and became intrigued by a sport that “just wasn’t like anything else.”

    “I thought it would be fun because it’s so different from every other sport,” Garza said. “Being able to hit other people, be physical, it just always looked like something I would love doing.”

  • Make your voice heard

    With the November election less than a week away, I hope everyone in the Washington County area makes it out to the polling places next week to take part in their constitutional right to cast their vote for political office.

    Having spent a lot of time around this year’s local candidates, I can say with confidence that Springfield and Washington County have a lot of qualified people looking to lead the community in the right direction.

  • News briefs for 10/22

    Ongoing

    Absentee Voting Machine
    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.

    Election Sign

  • Movie time at Camp Horsin’ Around

    You won’t be “Frozen” if you bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch the movie “Frozen” under the night stars at Camp Horsin Around!

    What is “Camp Horsin’ Around?”  Come to our Family Day Open House and see what we are all about…

    Hint: We are not an Equine Camp.  The ‘Horsin Around’ refers to goofing off and having fun…  In fact our only horse is Champ, a Lolapaloosa standing at the top of the hill to greet you when you arrive.

  • Commander band builds streak at Bryan Station over weekend

    This past Saturday the Washington County Marching Band traveled to Bryan Station High School to compete in the Bluegrass Pageant of Bands in Lexington. The weather did not cooperate and continued to be rainy and windy. The Commander Band arrived on the Bryan Station campus by 10 a. m. ready to roll for a full day of competition.

  • School district 2013-14 scores

    While the overall accountability score was not as high as last year, the Washington County School district was still able to post encouraging results in the Kentucky Department of Education’s annual “Kentucky School Report Card” test, which has a focus on college and career readiness. For the past few years, the test has been comprised of an assessment and accountability system called Unbridled Learning: College/Career-Ready for All.