Today's News

  • Drury competes in region tourney

    That’s how Washington County tennis player Chase Drury began his run in the 5th Region Tournament at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    Drury opened up tournament play against Elizabethtown’s Ameer Haider, who received the No. 5 overall seed for boys’ singles play.

    Head coach Beth Gooch said that Drury, who she believed had been “underestimated” by not receiving a seed to begin the tournament, started with a passion she hadn’t seen in him before and that he never let up throughout the match.

  • Commanderettes continue winning ways

    The Washington County Commanderettes (14-9, 6-2) have been on a roll since returning from spring break in early April, and they picked up two more wins last week to maintain their hot streak.

    After defeating Thomas Nelson 8-2 on Tuesday and Danville 15-0 on Friday, the Commanderettes improved to 8-2 since playing in the Fort Walton Beach Bash.



  • Woman airlifted after wreck on KY 55

    A three-vehicle collision on KY 55 last week left two people injured and required a helicopter evacuation to the University of Kentucky Hospital. 

    According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Buick Century driven by Steven M. Key, 58 of Springfield was rear-ended as it attempted to make a right turn. Kay stated in the report that he had signaled and slowed down in order to make a turn on Old Lebanon Road when he was struck by a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Anthony K. Kordenbrock, 61, of Hustonville.

  • 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.