Today's News

  • Simply leading by example

    She may be smaller than some, but she can hustle on the court.

    Victoria Mattingly, 17, has been playing basketball for a total of nine years, the last four of which were for the Washington County Commanderettes.

    Mattingly, who could be called a seasoned veteran, is one of only two seniors on the team.

    She can often be seen playing post on the court, which she said she considers tough because of her stature.

  • The quiet one

    “We call him the silent assassin.”

    Those are the words of Washington County Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley.

    The person he’s referring to is senior Derek Barr.

    “He’s a kid of few words, he don’t say much, he just goes out and plays (and) gives you 110 percent,” Smalley said. “(He) does the dirty work, he does the little things for you.”

  • Play ball!

    The Washington County Commanders baseball team lent a hand to youth in Washington County over the holiday weekend when they hosted their annual Washington County Christmas Camp at the Washington County Elementary School.

    At the event, children learned to catch, hit and bunt among other activities.

  • WC boys struggle over holidays

    The Washington County Commanders spent their holiday vacation taking three losses in the South Oldham Dragons’ Coach Bob Holiday Classic last week.

    Already sitting at 0-6 before the games, the Commanders lost to the Dragons (5-8) 70-39, on Dec. 26, the Todd County Central Rebels (2-12) 57-54 on Dec. 27, and the Danville Admirals (10-6) 77-48 on Dec. 28.

    Seniors Zac Graves and Justin Shelton led the Commanders in scoring in all three games. In total, Graves scored 36 points, followed by Shelton who scored one shy at 35.

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  • News briefs 12/31


    Protect Your Family
    Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get him or her the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com on the Internet.

    Volunteers Needed

  • CKCT takes show on the road

    This weekend will offer a unique entertainment experience, bringing together two popular Washington County venues.

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre continues to grow in popularity with each new production and Mackville Community Center has made its reputation by hosting successful dinner events.

    On Saturday, the two will come together for a dinner and a show event when CKCT’s Main Stage takes to the road.

    CKCT Managing Artistic Director Will Davis said the idea to combine the events began with Bill Robinson, a local supporter of the theater.

  • Parking lot collision causes injury

    Christopher L. Mason, of Springfield, was taken to Spring View Hospital to be treated for a leg injury following a collision in the parking area at 70 Industry Drive in Springfield.

    The incident occurred on Monday shortly after 11:30 p.m.

    According to the incident report from the Springfield Police Department, the collision occurred when Coreyania L. Cowherd, of Lebanon, was backing out of a parking space and made contact with Mason’s vehicle.

  • County gov’t closes ‘14

    Purging itself of the 2014 year agenda, the Washington County fiscal court met for last time of the year on Dec. 22. The main points of the meeting included a second reading of budget amendments, the county clerk’s 2015 budget, sheriff’s budget, and position appointments.

    Everything was passed and everyone was approved without opposition.

    The salary cap for the county clerk was set at $170,000 for full time and part time wages, which according to Judge-Executive John Settles, isthe maximum that could be spent.

  • Looking to take his stone home

    George Nix entered the service of the United States military on Oct. 3, 1961.

    He served in the 10th Kentucky U.S. Infantry in Company E. before being transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on April 30, 1864. Nix survived his time in the Civil War, though he is known to have suffered an injury during his service.

    As of 1860, Nix is listed as a resident of Washington County, where he married Martha Emily Young, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Young, on Jan. 19, 1865.