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Today's News

  • WC unable to pick up year's fourth win

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-11, 0-5) played three games last week but were unable to get a victory against Marion County, Bethlehem or Bardstown.

    Marion County

    On Saturday night, the Commanderettes fell to the Marion County Knights (6-6) by a score of 78-48. 

    Despite the final score, though, head coach Lena Bramblett said her team, which was without starter Ashley Yates, played one of its “better-played games.”

  • WC takes down rival Marion County

    The Washington County Commanders (4-9, 1-4) went 1-2 last week in games against Marion County, Bethlehem and Bardstown, but the team’s lone victory was a big one for the Commanders: a win over Marion County, a bitter rival they hadn’t defeated in 14 previous tries.

    Marion County

    Dec. 26, 2008.

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • Edelen heads to state DYW

     Hannah Edelen, Washington County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, is just days away from competing in the state competition in Lexington this week. 

    The 17-year-old said she’s looking forward to meeting new people at the competition.

  • WC finishes 2015 on 1-1 streak

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-8, 0-3) traveled to Garrard County last week to participate in the Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic. The Commanderettes played the host team, the Garrard County Lions (6-8), and the Berea Pirates (0-12) in the two-day tournament.

    Garrard County

    On the first day of the event, the Commanderettes fell to Garrard County by a score of 52-17 in a game where WC played out of sync, according to head coach Lena Bramblett.

  • Commanders pick up third win

    The Washington County Commanders (3-7, 1-2) only played one game last week, but they made it count, defeating the St. Patrick Saints (5-8) by a score of 56-51.

    The Commanders jumped out to a quick lead behind nine points from junior DT Yocum, and they looked to be well on their way to an easy victory as they took a 29-22 lead into halftime.

    But St. Patrick refused to go away.

  • SPD raises funds for K-9 unit

    The Springfield Police Department is looking to get a new employee within the next six months to a year  - an employee of the canine variety. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they’re looking to have a fully trained officer working a K-9 in the near future. 

  • Instilling a love of literature

     Her name is Ione Pinkston, but everyone around the county just calls her Ms. Ione. 

    Pinkston, 69, is a Washington County native who has been working at the Washington County Public Library since July 1988. 

    Though a Washington County native, Pinkston lived in West Virginia when she was originally hired by the WCPL. 

  • County's Total Patcher temporarily put to halt

    With exceptionally warm temperatures filling the forecasts for much of December, the Washington County Fiscal Court would have loved to have taken advantage by repairing some potholes and cracks in county roads, but there’s just one problem: they can’t get a hold of one of the materials necessary to do it. 

  • Robinson selected for National Young Arts Week

    Aaron Robinson isn’t your typical teenager.

    The Bethlehem High School student, who earlier this year was selected for the Youth Leadership Award in the annual chamber of commerce awards, will soon get the chance of a lifetime. He’s going to Florida for the 35th annual National Young Arts Week in Miami.