Today's News

  • WC loses 43-9 in Class 2A playoffs

    In each of the past four seasons, the Washington County Commanders saw their season end in Glasgow, and on Friday night, history repeated itself once again, as the Scotties took a 43-9 victory to move on to the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs.

    But unlike in years past, the Commanders (5-6, 1-2) held their ground and even had a chance to pull out the win for a majority of the contest.

  • Bevin carries county

    The gubernatorial election — among several other elected statewide positions — was held last week, and if Washington County’s vote totals were any indication, locals are glad to see Republican Matt Bevin take his turn in office.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine. 

  • Commander band finishes 4th in state

    Washington County High School’s marching band went to the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships over the weekend, and they walked away with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A.

    “I’m really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished,” WCHS Band Director Scotty Burns said. “…It was just a great experience from beginning to end.”

    Burns, who is in his first year of being the director, said taking WCHS to that level felt great.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County. 

  • Illegal dump sites pop up around county

     You wouldn’t think by looking at the rural and rustic beauty of Washington County that it would have a problem with littering and illegal dumping, but it may happen more than you think.

    “It’s not a big problem, but it’s a problem,” Solid Waste Coordinator Brad Langford said. 

    According to Langford, there have been two dump sites found within the last month in the county. 

  • Springfield man indicted in Nelson County

    A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested in late October on charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to arrest records, Samuel D. Longacre was accused of fondling and performing sexual acts on a juvenile while she was under the influence of a sedative and unable to stop it. 

    The records also state the act reportedly occurred sometime between June or July.

  • Theater names new managing director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre recently named a new managing director, and he just arrived in the commonwealth.

    Mark Colbenson recently moved to Springfield from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had been working as a professional actor over the last year.

    “[Which] means I’m unemployed,” Colbenson said, jokingly of course.

    You see, the truth of the matter is, the goateed man with an energetic aura is bringing 40 years of theatre experience to CKCT.

  • Gnadinger installed as SCC president

    SCC Communications

    St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office. Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Threat discovered at WCHS

    On Oct. 22, the Springfield Police Department received a call about a general, unspecified threat that was written in a bathroom stall at Washington County High School.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they got the call late Thursday morning and responded along with the Kentucky State Police, though SPD conducted the investigation.