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Today's News

  • Strong winds strike county, cause damage

    Strong winds ripped through the county causing damage to public and private property last week.

    Thursday morning saw winds damage property at Idle Hour Park in Springfield, while a tornado warning was issued briefly in Willisburg on March 27.

    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said she couldn’t say much on Friday, but noted the process of filing insurance claims has begun. 

    Straight-line winds were powerful enough to flip bleachers onto fencing, while also knocking down netting and a light pole.

  • Commanderettes drop second straight at Hart County

    The Washington County Commanderettes softball team didn’t quite have the game it wanted against the Hart County Raiders Friday, losing 13-0 after five innings.

    Six runs by Hart County in the first inning very quickly put the Commanderettes in a big hole, and they were stifled on offense, unable to get runners into scoring position. Washington County didn’t get a runner to third base until the top of the fourth inning, and she was stranded there.

  • Commanders win one, lose two in Bardstown series

    The Washington County Commanders took on Bardstown March 21, 23 and 24, in the team’s first 3-game series of the season. The Commanders took one of the three games, a 7-5 win in the second game, while losing the first 7-6 and the third 10-7.

    “We lost the series 2-1, but learned a lot throughout the week,” said head coach Adam Blair.

    Washington County 6 Bardstown 7

  • Democratic Women's Club meets

    The Democratic Woman’s Club of Washington County held its monthly meeting March 18, at Mordecai’s. The meeting was well attended, with several new members joining us. 

    Beth Gore led the group in finalizing its mission statement. Discussion for completing guiding principles for the group was begun. The next meeting will be April 15, at the Washington County Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Mackville Boosters meet

    It was another cool day for our meeting last week, but I know spring is just around the corner. A wonderful time was had by all this week. Forty-seven boosters enjoyed a great catered meal. 

    We welcomed first-time visitors, Bro. John McDaniel and his wife, Diane. 

    Our prayer list of sick are Barbara Turpin, John Milton Jr., Johnny Harmon, Kenneth Riley, Glen Best, Everett Lee Russell, Kevin Russell, William Smock, Joan Kibler, Dewayne Case, Larry Joe Scott, Paul Coulter, Johnny Curtis, Sammy Lambert, William E. Hardin, Mike Bugg and Joe Wilson. 

  • Two bubbas and a leaf blower

    My friend Pogo retired from work a while back and became a stay-at-home domestic god for his sweet and kindly wife, Vickie.  

    I semi-retired from accounting work at the end of February. I say semi-retired because I’m still working two part-time jobs and just dropped my one full-time job. 

  • 3/29/2017 Briefs

    Kindergarten Registration

    If your child will be attending Washington County Elementary School in the fall and you missed registration, please stop by the school office to complete a packet as soon as possible.  Planning for next year has already begun, so it is very important to come and register your child as soon as possible.  The school office is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.      

     

    Head Start Applications

  • Fiscal court declares April Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    April has been declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington County. 

    The proclamation came from Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles after a presentation from Sue Clements, who represents the Washington County Homemakers.

    “Yes, we’re here again,” Clements said. “That means the problem has not gone away, I’m sorry to say.”

    According to Clements, the drug epidemic plaguing the country has made child neglect worse.

  • Edwards participates in Archways to Opportunity program

    As the end of the school year approaches, many seniors are contemplating their futures. Where they are going to school, what they want to do for a career; all these things are in the forefront of their minds. 

    One student at Washington County High School is working to ensure he has all he needs to be successful after high school through a program offered by his part-time employer.

  • State auditor gives county clean report for 2015

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Washington County just received a clean financial audit from the state. 

    According to a 44-page document released from the state auditor’s office, “The Washington County Fiscal Court had total receipts of $6,613,729 and disbursements of $6,544,704 in fiscal year 2015. This resulted in a total ending fund balance of $1,767,764, which is an increase of $265,461 from the prior year.”

    The report also said there were no violations found.