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Today's News

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow. 

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • School board meets

    If a situation involving an active shooter takes place in the Washington County School District, school officials should be prepared.

    The Washington County School board met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 19 and heard about the ALICE training program.

  • Snow days

    With winter weather rearing its head in Washington County, many young folks, and parents, may be wondering why schools close and how the decision is made.

    According to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, it begins early in the morning with a team of professionals working together.

    “Generally, our process begins between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Our transportation department, Paul Terrell and Bob Holderman, begin traveling roads in the county to determine the condition,” Cochran said.

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow.

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • SPD makes arrest in shooting

    The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in the case that has left a Springfield man paralyzed. 

  • WC football head coach Sagrecy named district coach of the year

    Hillary C. Wright
    Washington County Schools

    Washington County High School head football coach Eric Sagrecy was recently named 2A District 4 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. 

  • WC falls to 4-12

    The Washington County Commanders (4-12, 1-5) have played three games in the past week, facing off against Nelson County, Beth Haven and Danville. 

    WC was unable to pull out a win in these contests, though, falling to Nelson County last Tuesday by a score of 68-50, losing to Beth Haven in a last-second, 53-52 nail-biter on Thursday and dropping the first game of the 12th Region All “A” Classic by a score of 69-51 just before press time on Monday night.

  • Commanderettes find their groove

    The Washington County Commanderettes (5-12, 0-6) went 2-2 this past week, falling to Nelson County and Danville while defeating Whitefield Academy and Model.

    After losing to Nelson County 64-32 last Tuesday night, the Commanderettes responded with the program’s first back-to-back wins since February 2014, when the team defeated Taylor County 50-48 before knocking off Campbellsville 54-44 two days later. The Commanderettes beat Whitefield Academy 50-25 on Thursday night before defeating Model 38-33 on Saturday.

  • Man paralyzed after recent shooting

    Carolyn Callahan
    WLKY News

    A Washington County man is still fighting for his life after being shot in the neck on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Domus Court.

    De’Porres Thompson, 28, is at University Hospital in Louisville, where WLKY News was told he is paralyzed from the waist down.

    It was around 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 when Thompson was shot near his home in Springfield.

  • Edelen competes in state DYW

    Even though Hannah Edelen was competing with 32 other girls from across Kentucky to be named the state’s Distinguished Young Woman, it didn’t feel that way at all to her.

    Instead, because of the positive attitudes of all of the participants, she said it “just felt like a bunch of friends getting together” when the group gathered in Lexington last week for the state’s annual DYW.