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Today's News

  • Scam hits Washington County

    Have you gotten a call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding that you pay money? If so, don’t call them back; it’s most likely a scam. 

    According to Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston and Deputy Jackie Robinson, they received numerous calls last week from Washington County citizens who have been receiving phone calls from people who are demanding that they be paid.  

  • K-9 unit starts work in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has a new, precise tool that’s capable of detecting drugs and finding missing people - and it’s made of flesh, blood and fur. 

    Pike, SPD’s new K-9 officer, had his first day on the job last week.

    Officer Nick Holmes, Pike’s handler, said his four-legged partner is a great asset to the community and will be very successful.

  • WC bass fishing pair signs with CU

    Coming on the heels of their region tournament win, Washington County bass fishing team members Michael Shelton and Trevor Sagrecy accomplished something else they had been aspiring to: getting a college bass fishing scholarship.

    The two signed with Campbellsville University last week, becoming the first from WC’s bass fishing team to earn a college scholarship in the program’s four-year existence.

  • WC softball now 12-9

    The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 5-2) split their two games last week, defeating Nelson County 14-3 in five innings and falling to Spencer County 13-5. WC was scheduled to play Marion County on Monday, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.

     

    Spencer County

  • WC baseball snaps streak

    The Washington County Commanders (14-11, 6-1) broke out of their six-game losing streak in a big way last week, notching two district wins against Bardstown and Bethlehem. The Commanders defeated Bardstown 8-2 last Tuesday night before picking up a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against Bethlehem. 

  • WC bass fishing team wins region

    It turned out to be a waiting game.

    Washington County’s Michael Shelton and Trevor Sagrecy were one of the first 10 boats to weigh in, but it wasn’t until around the 30th boat checked the scales and the pair still held the top weigh-in that they realized they had a real chance to win the 2nd Region Bass Fishing Tournament.

    But all they could do was wait.

  • Greenwell retires after 46 years at extension office

    Correction: The original lead to this story states that the extension office will have to start looking for Greenwell's replacement next month. This is not correct. Greenwell is retiring this month. The story below has been corrected.

    In the last 90 years, Washington County has had only two agriculture extension agents – soon, the extension office will have to start looking for its third. 

    Rick Greenwell, Washington County’s agriculture extension agent for the last 46 years, is retiring. 

  • Recovering addicts to have home

    A Christian-based organization in Washington County is working toward providing a safe haven for recovering addicts to rebuild their lives.

    The Way Home is a house on Bardstown Road that will soon be housing up to six men - some possibly from this county - that are coming out of rehab.

    Terry McIlvoy, pastor of Rockbridge Baptist Church, said the home will have a program and structure to help recovering addicts transition their way back to life. 

  • Grand jury indicts seven

    Five people were indicted on robbery charges following an armed home invasion that occurred last month. 

    Michael D. Yocum, 22, of Springfield, Coty D. Franklin, 23, of Lebanon, Cory A. Burkhead, 24, of Springfield, Miranda N. Collins, 21, of Bardstown, and Timothy D. Bartley, 22, of Springfield, were all indicted on charges related to the incident. 

  • Two fatal wrecks occur over weekend

    Two Washington County people were killed in separate wrecks over the weekend. 

    Justin Dewayne Dean, 30, of Kelly Shop Lane in Springfield, was killed in a 1986 Oldsmobile on Bloomfield Road on May 1.

    Thomas Barry “Tommy” Taylor, 44, of Short Creek Road in Springfield, was killed in an four-door Chevy Cobalt on U.S. 150 on April 29.