Today's News

  • Carman named Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week

    St. Catharine  freshman Brian Carman is the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

    The weekly honor is the first of the season for Carman. He becomes the first St. Catharine grappler to win a conference honor.

    The Patriots are in their first season of collegiate wrestling.

  • WC boys drop two

    The Washington County Commanders suffered heartbreak last week when they fell to the Bethlehem Eagles 74-50 in Washington County High School’s new gym on Dec. 19.

    Scoring first for the boys in the new gym was Kambron Hayden with two in the post. He led the Commanders’ scoring efforts with ten points.

  • WC girls take first victory

    The Washington County Commanderettes were blessed with an upset when they slayed the Bethlehem Lady Eagles in the opening night of Washington County High School’s new gym on Dec 19.

  • UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old found

    UPDATE: Dillon Michael Stewart, 14, who was reported missing Thursday night has been located and is in good condition.

    Kevin Devine, director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management, said the 14-year-old was found in a building near the intersection of Chaplin Road and KY 53.

    "He was in pretty good condition," Devine said. "He was cold, but other than that, pretty good condition."

    The teenager was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon to be checked out. He was found at 12:13 p.m.

  • News briefs 12/17


    Bell Ringers Needed
    Washington County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas kettle fundraising campaign. If you would like to volunteer, please call Tiffany Wheatley at Washington County Community Action at (859) 336-7766 or call Jim Logsdon at (859) 336-1266. The shifts will be two hours in length. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • PHOTOS: Singing in the season
  • A long tenure’s end

    Washington County Attorney Hamilton Simms is counting down his final days in county government, and he was recognized by the community for his service on Friday.

    In a reception held at the 1816 Courthouse building Friday afternoon, Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles reflected on Simms’ career and said he never stopped learning while working with him.

  • PHOTOS: Christmas in Mackville
  • SPD raises funds for local kids’ Christmas

    Last week, the Springfield Police Department decided to set up a pair of roadblocks in town for one hour to see how much money they could raise to support a family in need this Christmas. They soon found out that the outpouring of support meant they’d be able to help a few more people than they’d even expected this holiday season.

    Earlier this month, the department posted on its Facebook page that they were looking to help a family in need to buy Christmas presents.

  • Gas prices could hurt counties

    With gas prices falling to new lows, people’s wallets might be feeling a little heavier, except for the commonwealth’s. That’s because the state’s gas tax rate is also expected to fall.

    In a Washington County Fiscal Court meeting held on Dec. 7, Judge-Executive John Settles made it known that the state tax rate on gas prices can only rise in increments, but has no floor when fuel prices drop. This could be a major concern for roadways in the years to come because 48.5 percent of the state gas tax goes to county roads.