Today's News

  • News briefs for 4/29


    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.

  • Two candidates face off for secretary of state

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.

  • Springfield celebrates Earth Day

    April 22 was Earth Day around the globe, and Washington County was no exception.

    North Washington Elementary students gathered at the Farmer’s Market on Depot Street last Wednesday to learn about Earth Day, what they can do for the environment, and how important they are for the future. The event was held at noon and hotdogs, along with bags of fresh vegetables, were available.

  • ‘Teacher Who Made a Difference’

    Tim Messer has been with Washington County Schools since 2000. The amount of time he has spent providing a positive influence on students’ lives goes beyond these past 15 years, as his recent recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” shows.

    Messer was nominated for the award by former student Brandy Mason, who had Messer during his six-year tenure in McCreary County, where he is originally from.

  • Trailer wins best in state


    Ernie Akins is a young man with a mind for the creative.

    Be it his lifelong love of music or stepping into unfamiliar territory, Akins is sure to inject his creativity and his knack for entertaining into any project.

    That was the case when a movie trailer Akins completed for a class project earned first place at the state level of the KyAED Art Exhibit competition (digital media category) recently.

    “I didn’t know how to react,” Akins said. “It was such an awesome experience.”

  • School board hears book appeal

    The challenged book, “Girl, Interrupted,” was once again a central topic for Washington County School Board members at last week’s regular meeting.

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  • Fishing team casts off

    Washington County High School’s bass fishing teams recently went to the KHSAA Region 2 Tournament at Lake Cumberland. One of the school’s teams, Trevor Sagrecy and Michael Shelton, along with their volunteer boater, Jeremy Bowen, was among the 14 teams out of the 96 boats that qualified for the state tournament. The tournament will be hosted on Kentucky Lake on May 15-16.

  • Tennis team eyes regionals

    Washington County High School’s tennis team had two meets last week against Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Cool weather and lip-chapping winds punctuated their games against Nelson, and the team could not muster the win, falling 2-5.

    On April 23, Washington County took a victory over Bardstown, winning 4-2.

    From here, they will go on to play in regional tournament action, which will be hosted at Freeman Lakes in Elizabethtown this Friday. Times were not available as of press time.