Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Serenity Now

    When Halie Browning moved from Bardstown to the ‘Burg in third grade, she noticed right away how calm Washington County was in comparison to where she was.

    “We lived in a pretty busy part of Bardstown, so when we moved out to the country, it was so peaceful and quiet,” Browning said. “I just liked that a lot right away.”

    Another part of small-town living she really enjoyed was how close-knit everyone was. In fact, Browning started out playing volleyball based on the recommendations of the friends she made in Washington County.

  • COLUMN: Have luck, will travel

    It’s about time I make this announcement official to all of our readers: I am now available for hire as a (self-)certified good luck charm. That’s the only explanation there can be.

  • WC football prepares for Shawnee

    Coming off of a bye week, the Washington County Commander football team (1-4, 1-2) will face off this Friday against the Shawnee Golden Eagles (4-3, 1-3).

    Last year’s 42-39 win over Shawnee proved to be a game to remember for WC, with then-senior Ty’Lyn Byas rushing for a school-record 361 yards on 41 carries and scoring the game-winning touchdown with just 36 seconds left on the clock.

  • WC volleyball loses to Nelson, now in Illinois

    With the No. 2 seed up for grabs in the 19th District Tournament last week, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team (18-8, 4-4) was unable to hold off the Nelson County Cardinals (27-4, 6-2) in its last district game of the regular season.

    The Commanderettes dropped the first two sets 25-15 and 25-20 before storming back in the third with a 25-23 victory before dropping the final game by a score of 25-23.

  • Emily Cox heads to state

    In a season spent adjusting to a new swing, Washington County sophomore golfer Emily Cox has had what she calls “a little bit of a setback year,” but her No. 1 goal from the start has been to make the state tournament this season.

    And her mission was accomplished after carding an 89 last week at the girls’ regional tournament.

    That finish was good enough for the final qualifying spot, even though she acknowledged it wasn’t her “best day.”

  • News briefs 10/8


    Absentee Voting Machine

    The absentee voting machine is now open in the county clerk’s office. It will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. – noon for those who are going to be out of town on Election Day or precinct workers who work in another precinct. Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.  
    Tuesday, Oct. 7

    Moving Forward Forum

  • Meet and greet at library

    The Washington County Public Library invites the community and all library supporters to the 2014 Library Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5-6:30 pm at the Washington County Public Library at 210 E. Main Street.   This is an opportunity for library users to spend a few minutes with their state legislators, local officials and candidates to communicate how important their public library is to them.

  • Former SWEDA chair honored

    For more than 30 years, Springfield and Washington County have had a plan in place to encourage economic growth. For the entirety of that time, Chuck Polin has been part of the process.

    That is, until Polin stepped down as chairman of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on July 18. Last week, the organization, as well as local government officials, recognized Polin for his contribution.

  • Store break-in last week in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department recently released information regarding three burglaries over the last month, with the most recent being reported last Wednesday.

    Owner Rene Gonzalez arrived at the La Korita store at 84 Bloomfield Road Wednesday morning to find both of the glass front doors broken out and various items missing, including a cash register and several wallets.

  • Horseshoe Bend hits Catalina...again

    As the fourth annual Catalina Film Festival came to a close last week, one local business once again provided a connection between the rural Washington County community and the red carpet, Hollywood-infused event on Catalina Island.

    Located 22 miles off the coast of California, Catalina Island is host to one of the fastest-growing movie festivals in the country, and the owners of Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg, Bob and Ann Karsner, feel blessed to be able to be part of that success.