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Today's News

  • An extra set of eyes for school bus drivers

     

    They may not have eyes in the backs of their heads, but Washington County school bus drivers are getting the next best thing.
    The school district is in the process of installing cameras in each of its 21 buses, and drivers will have some assistance when it comes to monitoring the students for whom they are responsible.

  • Small businesses could benefit from new tax credit program

    Small businesses in the area could soon be getting a boost.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a new program called the Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit program, something that can boost businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

  • Swimming pool may still be sold


    The days of the old city pool may be numbered.
    The city could start looking for a suitor to raze the old pool after action taken at the Tuesday, Jan. 11, city council meeting.

    Last year the city advertised a ‘request for proposals’ on the pool property but no interest was received.
    Councilman Paul Borders said he had a few people tell him that they weren’t clear on what the advertisement meant.

  • City seeks dog laws with bark and bite

    The number of dogs kept on a city property has some citizens barking for change.
    Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said that a recent complaint pertained to someone’s concern for elderly residents.

  • Commanderettes clip Fort Knox


    Washington County vs. Fort Knox
    Score: 54-30
    When: Monday, Jan. 17
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: FKHS - Samantha Jones WCHS - Shay Yocum, Kenya Turner

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes opened up the lead in the first half, going up 23-7 with two minutes to go before halftime in the first-round game of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic.

  • Commanders beat Fort Knox in 2OTs

     

  • Commanders will clash with Campbellsville - twice


    It’s not Groundhog Day.
    Washington County will get a double dose of Fifth Region foe Campbellsville within a week’s time starting on Wednesday.

    The teams first square off in the second round game of the Fifth Region All “A” Classic on Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST at Caverna High School.
    The Eagles (11-5) have one of the top players in the region with senior Jordan Purcell.

  • Commanderettes to grapple with Green


    The Commanderettes have a second-round date with Green County in the Fifth Region All “A” Classic on Wednesday.

    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Caverna High School.
    The Dragons (4-13) knocked off Campbellsville in the first round to set up the meeting.
    Green County is without star player Micah Jones, who lost her season to injury.

  • Out of the gym


    Straight up, straight down.
    That’s Jared Kelty under the basket, by the way. Straight up, straight down. Up off two feet. Elbows above the rim.

    The senior is tall by ordinary standards, but is no giant by basketball standards. So to see Kelty go up, up, up above the rim is to see mouths in the crowd go agape.
    The style in which Kelty jumps is also drawing some attention.

  • Cold temperatures increase potential for spread of lice on livestock

    Infestations of biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during the period of greatest winter stress. Crowding or bunching provides many chances for lice to move from animal to animal. Reduced light intensity appears to play a significant role in louse numbers on animals but nutrition, general health, immune system response, and weather also are important factors.