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Today's News

  • Commanderettes find their groove

    The Washington County Commanderettes (5-12, 0-6) went 2-2 this past week, falling to Nelson County and Danville while defeating Whitefield Academy and Model.

    After losing to Nelson County 64-32 last Tuesday night, the Commanderettes responded with the program’s first back-to-back wins since February 2014, when the team defeated Taylor County 50-48 before knocking off Campbellsville 54-44 two days later. The Commanderettes beat Whitefield Academy 50-25 on Thursday night before defeating Model 38-33 on Saturday.

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • WC unable to pick up year's fourth win

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-11, 0-5) played three games last week but were unable to get a victory against Marion County, Bethlehem or Bardstown.

    Marion County

    On Saturday night, the Commanderettes fell to the Marion County Knights (6-6) by a score of 78-48. 

    Despite the final score, though, head coach Lena Bramblett said her team, which was without starter Ashley Yates, played one of its “better-played games.”

  • WC takes down rival Marion County

    The Washington County Commanders (4-9, 1-4) went 1-2 last week in games against Marion County, Bethlehem and Bardstown, but the team’s lone victory was a big one for the Commanders: a win over Marion County, a bitter rival they hadn’t defeated in 14 previous tries.

    Marion County

    Dec. 26, 2008.

  • WC finishes 2015 on 1-1 streak

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-8, 0-3) traveled to Garrard County last week to participate in the Elite Insurance Solutions Lady Lions Classic. The Commanderettes played the host team, the Garrard County Lions (6-8), and the Berea Pirates (0-12) in the two-day tournament.

    Garrard County

    On the first day of the event, the Commanderettes fell to Garrard County by a score of 52-17 in a game where WC played out of sync, according to head coach Lena Bramblett.

  • Commanders pick up third win

    The Washington County Commanders (3-7, 1-2) only played one game last week, but they made it count, defeating the St. Patrick Saints (5-8) by a score of 56-51.

    The Commanders jumped out to a quick lead behind nine points from junior DT Yocum, and they looked to be well on their way to an easy victory as they took a 29-22 lead into halftime.

    But St. Patrick refused to go away.

  • SPD raises funds for K-9 unit

    The Springfield Police Department is looking to get a new employee within the next six months to a year  - an employee of the canine variety. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they’re looking to have a fully trained officer working a K-9 in the near future. 

  • Instilling a love of literature

     Her name is Ione Pinkston, but everyone around the county just calls her Ms. Ione. 

    Pinkston, 69, is a Washington County native who has been working at the Washington County Public Library since July 1988. 

    Though a Washington County native, Pinkston lived in West Virginia when she was originally hired by the WCPL. 

  • County's Total Patcher temporarily put to halt

    With exceptionally warm temperatures filling the forecasts for much of December, the Washington County Fiscal Court would have loved to have taken advantage by repairing some potholes and cracks in county roads, but there’s just one problem: they can’t get a hold of one of the materials necessary to do it. 

  • Robinson selected for National Young Arts Week

    Aaron Robinson isn’t your typical teenager.

    The Bethlehem High School student, who earlier this year was selected for the Youth Leadership Award in the annual chamber of commerce awards, will soon get the chance of a lifetime. He’s going to Florida for the 35th annual National Young Arts Week in Miami.