Today's News

  • WCHS’ Simpson expresses self through art

    Jessica Simpson loves art.

    Her favorite color is purple, and if you try to get her to use green, look out. She despises it, even though it was the color of her room at one point.

    But for the same reason you won’t find any quotes from Simpson in this story, she was unable to express her feelings toward green to her parents.

    Simpson is nonverbal.

    But that doesn’t mean she can’t communicate. She does every day in her art class.

  • BPW Wine and Stein this weekend

    The 12th Annual Springfield BPW Wine and Stein is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Springfield, but the group is celebrating an even bigger milestone as well: 50 years since the club was founded.

  • Sheriff candidates look to move past primary

    With Sheriff Tommy Bartley stepping down as Washington County Sheriff at the end of the year, three candidates are vying for the position, two of which will go head-to-head in next week’s primary election.

    Jerry Pinkston and Bill Hill are squaring off to see who moves on from the Democratic party to meet Jim Crouch in November’s general election.

  • Youth soccer in jeopardy

    There were several guests present at Monday’s regularly scheduled Washington County Fiscal Court meeting. Among them were two members of the Wilderness Trace Family YMCA: President and CEO Neal Robinson and Washington County representative Terry Gabhart.

    The most highly debated topic in the meeting dealt with the YMCA’s youth soccer program in Washington County. In years past, Washington County youth had the opportunity to play soccer as a local program provided by Wilderness Trace.

  • Accreditation mix-up worries graduates

    Graduates from the radiology program at St. Catharine College are weighing their options following a recent meeting with school officials that revealed they do not have the proper accreditation to work in the state of Kentucky.

  • Fr. Brown celebrates 40 years

    One thing is certain, when Fr. Ben Brown of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and St. Catharine College decides to retire from the active ministry, no one will be able to say he hasn’t had a full career.

    Celebrating 40 years as an ordained priest on May 25, Brown has seen practically every corner of the world and served in a variety of positions that have each taught him something about his faith and the faith of others along the way.

  • PHOTOS: Washington County Royalty
  • Results from WC's 4-H youth fair

    The Washington County 4-H members competed in the 4-H Youth Fair on April 25 and 26. The class champions will now advance to the KY State Fair in August.  Results are listed in this week’s news.

  • Forage recovery from the winter of 2013/14

    We all know that it was a long cold winter in Kentucky and pastures and hay fields were slow to get started. Some of the slow start was caused by winter injury, but mostly we have just had a late spring. Below are some observations from our UK variety tests.

    Annual ryegrass is the cool-season grass that had the most winterkill.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Leading the Way

    Stewart Young knew that his role would be changing this season. He knew he would be the lone senior on Washington County’s tennis team this year, and that meant he would be thrust into a leadership role, ready or not.

    “Being the only senior, I just tried to set a better example for everybody else,” Young said. “I did that by showing respect, showing them how to play the game.”

    And, according to his head coach, Scotty Burns, those lessons were effective from the start.