Today's News

  • Commanderettes pick up wins as season winds down

    A 72-55 win over Whitefield Academy provided a bright spot for a Commanderettes team that has struggled to find results in its last few games.

    After defeating Marion County by a score of 51-48 at home early in January, the Lady Knights got their revenge in a 55-40 win over Washington County on Feb. 6. That loss was compounded by another loss later that week, 53-36, against Campbellsville.

  • Commanders' streak grows

    It was three games and three wins last week for the Commanders as they rumble down the final stretch of the regular season and toward the district tournament.

  • 2/14/18 Briefs


    Preschool Application

    Preschool application packets for the 2018-19 school year are now available in hard copy at the Washington County Board of Education office and online at www.washington.kyschools.us on the home page. If you have questions about the preschool application process, contact Jill Settles at (859) 336-5470 x 2207.

    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.


  • Kellys to appear on 'WoodSongs'

    On Jan. 22, a Springfield quartet shared the stage with a 14-time Grammy Award winner in a live performance that was broadcast on more than 500 radio stations around the world to places as far away as Sydney, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea. An impressive feat when three of the band’s performers have an average age of about 14.

  • Boys get district win at Thomas Nelson

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    A long layoff for the Commanders after their loss in the finals of the All ‘A’ Classic provided some time for the team to reset themselves ahead of the final stretch of their regular season schedule. Over the last week, Washington County picked up one decisive win 64-53 against Cumberland County and another against district foe Thomas Nelson. Bookending those wins are a 9-point loss to Campbellsville and a 5-point loss to Henry County.

  • Commanderettes host game against Marshall County

    Zack Peãlva

    Sports Writer

    This past Monday, it would have been easy to mistake who was the home team when the Commanderettes basketball team hosted the Marshall County Lady Marshals. The game’s “Marshall Strong” theme was taken to heart by those in attendance as the stands were filled with a sea of blue and orange; a symbol of memoriam for the two students killed and 21 wounded during a shooting at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23.

  • 2/7/18 Briefs


    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.


    Addiction Counseling

  • Creating the most with what you got

    “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”

    Unknown Author

    I haven’t received many compliments in my life.

    But one that I did receive was sort of a “back-handed” compliment. That means it is a compliment that also has a backhanded slam against you. A good example would be “I don’t care what people say about you. I think you’re nice!“

    Sometimes a back-handed compliment is meant to hurt, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it’s just fact.

  • County filing closes with more candidates

    Staff Report

    The deadline to file for election in May has closed for anyone running for county offices, and it closed with additional candidates putting their names in the hat late in the process.


  • Fighting epilepsy

    Tiffany Webb, a Springfield native and 2002 graduate of Washington County High School, has epilepsy. At one point in her life, she was having 100 episodes a day, though they happened so quickly, you’d never notice she had them.

    And that’s why Webb, the daughter of Joyce and Del Drury, spent five years of her life and traveled across the country with her now ex-husband to make a documentary about the potentially crippling disorder.