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Today's News

  • Baseball starts preseason with win at Hart County

     It was the beginning of a new season for the Washington County Commanders baseball team on Friday, March 3, and it started out just as everyone hoped: with a win. The Commanders took on Hart County in pre-season play and came away with a 9-3 win. Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with how his team performed against the host Raiders.

    “The game went well for our first time stepping on the field against another team,” Blair said.

  • Cradle school prepares parents and students

    Instructors at North Washington and Washington County Elementary schools are working hard to prepare young children and parents for the school years ahead. 

    Wendy Chesser, the Family Resource and Youth Services Director at NWS, said the cradle school programs the district’s been hosting for several years emphasizes that parents are a child’s first and best teacher.

    “It helps parents and students get ready for kindergarten or preschool,” Chesser said. 

  • Future of career center discussed by Springfield City Council

     The Springfield Tourism Commission and the Springfield City Council met in a joint session on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Opera House conference room to discuss the future of the career center in Washington County.

  • Home destroyed by fire

    Four people escaped tragedy when their home was engulfed in flames over the weekend.

    According to Springfield Fire Chief Jim Logsdon, a fire at 1108 Lebanon Road in Springfield left Michelle Hagan and her two children without a home. Logsdon said Hagan’s boyfriend was also staying there that evening. 

    “They all bailed out through the window,” Logsdon said. 

    Though the people inside managed to escape, a small dog was killed in the fire. 

  • Lebanon woman killed in hit-and-run

    A Lebanon woman was killed near the Washington/Marion County line over the weekend after a hit-and-run occurred near the intersection on KY 55 and Airport Road. 

    Kentucky State Police said Latoya C. Norris, 32, of Lebanon, was found lying off the northbound shoulder of KY 55.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Adam Likins and Detective Josh Dicken are investigating the collision, which is believed to have occurred on March 5 between the hours of 3 a.m. and sunrise.

  • Hernandez named Junior Mister

    More than $3,000 was raised for Washington County Relay for Life during 2017’s Junior Mister contest Saturday night.

    According to Traci Blandford, an organizer for the event, a total of $3,100 was raised for the cause. Debbie McIntosh emceed the well-attended event, which was hosted at the River of Life Church in Springfield. 

    Jesus Hernandez was named this year’s junior mister after 10 boys competed for the title. Hernandez also won self-expression, talent, interview and spirit awards. 

  • Springfield State Bank wins Chamber Member of the Year

    A local business with a long history in Springfield was recognized at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala. 

    Springfield State Bank was presented the 2016 Chamber Member of the Year award, and Robbie Polin, president and CEO of Springfield State Bank, accepted. 

    David Purdom introduced Polin with a brief history of the bank’s ties with Springfield and Washington County.

  • Lebanon career center will continue to serve locals

    The career center in Lebanon will remain open and continue to serve people in Washington County. 

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, Marion County and the city of Lebanon put in $30,000 each to keep one employee on staff there. Settles said the Offices of Veterans Affairs, Farm Workers, Office of the Blind will continue to be there during certain times of the month and will pay a certain amount to use the space and office equipment there. 

  • Fire destroys pool hall in Mackville

    A pile of burnt debris is all that’s left after an early morning fire destroyed the pool hall at Mackville last week. 

    According to Justin Reynolds, the Mackville fire chief, the call about the blaze was received at 6:20 a.m. on Feb. 21.

    No one was hurt and Reynolds said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

    “We’re not 100 percent sure (what caused the fire),” Reynolds said. “But most of the fire when we first got there was around where the electrical panels and jukebox were.”

  • Langford earns Young Leader award at chamber gala

    Spencer Langford is a young man that Washington County “can be proud of.”

    Bart Mattingly, who presented this year’s Young Leader of the Year award at the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce awards gala, said Langford is someone the county can be proud of and focuses his time and efforts in a variety of activities.