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Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bree Crain

     Bree Crain was 5 years old when she first joined an Upward basketball team. She had tried all of the other sports that she could, but from the start, she knew that basketball was the one for her.

    “I did T-ball and all that stuff, but I really liked the team aspect of basketball,” she said. “Basketball was definitely my favorite.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lexi Thompson

     When Lexi Thompson came to Washington County in middle school, she was looking for a way to connect with some of the other students.

    After having attended Woodland Elementary School in Hardin County, Thompson wasn’t sure what to expect as a new student, but she did have an idea of how she could make friends: basketball.

    Thompson had “always thought basketball was pretty good,” so she jumped at the chance to start playing as a way to meet some of her peers.

  • Violet the Strong

    SCC Communications

    Editor’s note: Violet Monica Ehringer is the daughter of Erica Osborne, originally of Springfield. She is also the granddaughter of Paul and Monica Osborne of Springfield, as well as the great-granddaughter of Earl and Wilma Grigsby of Springfield. 

    It’s 1:30 a.m. and Violet’s parents hear a whimper coming from the bassinet beside their bed, like a kitten faintly asking for breakfast. 

  • 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.