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Today's News

  • District discusses hopes for improved scores

    Test scores did not reflect the improvement that the local district had hoped to see last year, and prior to last week’s board meeting, officials discussed what has been done this year to get back on track.

    Washington County High School principal Thad Elmore said WCHS has put an increased focus on math and reading to make sure the lesson plans coincide with the requirements for the end-of-year PLAN test.

  • Snow day plan in place

    Washington County was one of the districts to receive a waiver to implement snow day lesson plans in place of missed time earlier this year. Now, with students enjoying a three-week break, the first Commander Day lesson plans are being established.

    A Commander Day will be declared on days where snow or ice keeps students from being able to attend school, but the roads are clear for faculty to report by 10 a.m.

  • Two injured in accident

    Two people were injured in a two-car accident on KY 555 Thursday morning.

    According to an accident report filed by the Springfield Police Department, Janis Atwood of Campbellsville and Paul McIlvoy of Springfield were injured after the two collided in front of INOAC at 7:45 a.m.

    According to the report, McIlvoy informed authorities that he was stopped in traffic while attempting to make a left turn onto West Industry Drive. That’s when, as McIlvoy stated to police, his 2004 Buick Regal was rear-ended by Atwood’s 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.

  • ‘Tis the season for cheer

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors are making an impression on the local community and they’re doing it with the sounds of the season.

    The Youth Actors have been delivering carol cards — similar to a singing telegram, including a plate of cookies and a Christmas card from the person who sent the carolers — to people around the community, and their performance has left its mark.

  • Carman named Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week

    St. Catharine  freshman Brian Carman is the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

    The weekly honor is the first of the season for Carman. He becomes the first St. Catharine grappler to win a conference honor.

    The Patriots are in their first season of collegiate wrestling.

    The New Haven, native posted a 3-1 record during the Indiana Tech Warrior Duals over the weekend in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • WC boys drop two

    The Washington County Commanders suffered heartbreak last week when they fell to the Bethlehem Eagles 74-50 in Washington County High School’s new gym on Dec. 19.

    Scoring first for the boys in the new gym was Kambron Hayden with two in the post.

    He led the Commanders’ scoring efforts with ten points.

  • Carman named Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week

    St. Catharine  freshman Brian Carman is the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

    The weekly honor is the first of the season for Carman. He becomes the first St. Catharine grappler to win a conference honor.

    The Patriots are in their first season of collegiate wrestling.

  • WC boys drop two

    The Washington County Commanders suffered heartbreak last week when they fell to the Bethlehem Eagles 74-50 in Washington County High School’s new gym on Dec. 19.

    Scoring first for the boys in the new gym was Kambron Hayden with two in the post. He led the Commanders’ scoring efforts with ten points.

  • WC girls take first victory

    The Washington County Commanderettes were blessed with an upset when they slayed the Bethlehem Lady Eagles in the opening night of Washington County High School’s new gym on Dec 19.

  • UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old found

    UPDATE: Dillon Michael Stewart, 14, who was reported missing Thursday night has been located and is in good condition.

    Kevin Devine, director of the Washington County Office of Emergency Management, said the 14-year-old was found in a building near the intersection of Chaplin Road and KY 53.

    "He was in pretty good condition," Devine said. "He was cold, but other than that, pretty good condition."

    The teenager was transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon to be checked out. He was found at 12:13 p.m.