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Today's News

  • Mattingly wins Agriculture Leader of the year award

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    This year’s Agriculture Leader of the Year award was presented to someone who not only grew up on the farm and continues to raise crops and cattle, but also goes to work every day to teach youngsters about his passion.

    According to Beth Osbourne, president of Washington County FFA, Bart Mattingly, who received this year’s award from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, isn’t someone who’s afraid of hard work. 

  • Wages to increase for some school staff

    Some teachers and staff in Washington County will be getting a pay raise. 

    The Washington County School Board passed a new salary schedule that would compete with Marion County’s school district.

    “We didn’t take money away from anyone,” Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran said. 

    As an example, if an instructional assistant is making more here than in Marion County, their pay would remain the same. But, if the same person makes less than an instructor in Marion County, their pay would increase. 

  • Tree and shrub planting

    Now is a good time to add trees and shrubs to your lawn and landscape.  It is important to keep in mind that proper planting now will save you money, time, and labor in the future; so do it right the first time!

  • Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership

    Thursday, March 9 was Law and Justice Day for Teen Leadership Washington County. On Law and Justice Day we got to do an activity similar to the Amazing Race to learn about the law and justice system of our community. The day was organized by District Judge Amy Anderson. We got to go to the new Washington Co. Judicial Center, the old court house, lawyers’ offices, and the Marion County Detention Center. The day was fun filled and we learned a lot about our community that we never knew.

  • 3/22/2017 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

  • Commanderettes fall to Elizabethtown in opener

     The Washington County Commanderettes softball team didn’t quite get off to the start it was hoping for, losing its season opener at Elizabethtown 15-3 Thursday. The game ended after five innings.

    Washington County was able to string a few good hits together and scored some runs late in the game, but a 10-run third inning by Elizabethtown put the game out of reach.

    Head coach Christy Baker was disappointed to start the season with a loss against a quality team.

  • City meets in special session

    The Springfield City Council convened in a special session on Tuesday, March 14, at Springfield City Hall.

    Several city business matters were discussed including; the Washington County Homemakers made a request for the council to make a small donation for the Head Start Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Friday, April 7, and for all city residents to wear blue in support.

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

    A Willisburg man was indicted on two sex abuse charges last week. 

    Shane Chesser, 38, of Willisburg, was charged on March 15 with two counts of sexual abuse 1st degree, victim under 12 years of age, class C felonies. The indictment said both alleged incidents occurred in 2012. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash, and Chesser was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness and to have no unsupervised contact with any minor.

    The Washington County grand jury also indicted eight others unrelated to Chesser’s case.

  • Carney named Entrepreneur of the Year

    This year’s entrepreneur of the year started her business more than 10 years ago and has grown her space into a Springfield icon.

    Nancy Carney, owner of Nancy’s Place on Main Street, said she was surprised to find out she won the award during the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala.

    “I was shocked and very humbled,” Carney said, “because I don’t like being honored, and that’s just not my thing, but I was very proud to get it. It was a privilege, that’s for sure.”

  • Construction of new extension office to begin

    The Washington County Extension Office has been serving farmers, their families, and this community for 87 years. In January 2018, it will have a new building to call home.

    A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a new 9,300-square-foot extension office in the industrial park off KY 555 will happen next Thursday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    “We’ll have a lot more space, which is what we’ve needed,” Family and Consumer Science Agent Cabrina Buckman said.