Today's News

  • Sew This & That in the New Year

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Hey girls and boys, ladies and gentlemen, did you survive Christmas and New Year with all the whoopee stuff? Here’s hoping the true meaning of Christmas got to you. Donating to needy causes or distributing foods was top of the list for many because we really do not need all that ‘stuff’ anymore. The children enjoy the magic and that is just perfect; innocence is almost non-existent these days and the art expressed in our little sewing column here today.

  • New sheriff settling into role

    Kentucky State Police recently made information available regarding highway fatalities across Kentucky, including a breakdown for each county.

    In 2014, there were 661 fatalities in the state, 23 more than the previous year. The number, however, is still well below the totals from 2010 (759), 2011 (717) and 2012 (746).

  • Grant arms SPD with vests

    The Springfield Police Department got good news recently, when they were approved for a $4,280 grant to cover the cost of eight new body armor vests for the force.

    The grant was approved on Dec. 18, and the announcement came from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

    SPD Chief Jim Smith said he knew a grant existed for this type of equipment, and he was confident they would be able to benefit from it.

  • Thursday night accident claims life

    A single-car wreck took the life of a 23-year-old Washington County resident late Thursday night.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jordan Haydon, of Springfield, was traveling north on Bloomfield road in a 2001 Ford vehicle when the accident occurred just after midnight.

    A press release from KSP stated that Haydon lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway before striking a tree.

  • PHOTOS: Taking the show on the road
  • PHOTOS: In the door at last

    Washington County students have been waiting for this moment, and on Monday, it finally arrived.

    The new Washington County High School building opened its doors to students and a new era officially began for Washington County Schools.

    The cost of the building was in the neighborhood of $17 million, and the project was led by Ross Tarrant Architects and Alliance Corporation, the primary contractor.

  • 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.