Today's News

  • Linda’s last home stand

    A fixture of Washington County girls’ basketball will stepping down soon.

    Linda Hourigan, the team’s long-time statistician, will be keeping the book for the Commanderettes for the last time at home on Friday.
    For her, the journey has been a long one, filled with fouls, free throws and fourth quarters.
    I knew Hourigan before I knew her. My wife’s father, Freddie Leathers, used to coach the Marion County girls’ basketball team. My wife was a manager for his teams.

  • Commanderettes get back on track

    Washington County vs. Caverna

    Score: 48-45 Washington County
    When: Saturday, Feb. 12
    Where: Caverna High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Linda Libby, Shay Yocum, Kayla Edelen CHS - Ciara Waggoner, Madison Faulkner

    Game highlights: The Commanderettes picked up a big road win and gained some momentum as they head into district tournament play.
    Washington County led wire-to-wire in Horse Cave.

  • Commanderettes end with East Jess

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Commanderettes look for more wins to put in the books.

    Their quest to end the regular season on a positive note ends at home on Friday as they face East Jessamine (4-16).
    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Washington County High School.
    “I know they have a young team,” Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley said.
    With senior night on queue, Smalley knows it will be an emotional game.

  • Another go-round with Bardstown

    The Bardstown Tigers are among a handful of contenders that looked poised to win the Fifth Region crown and punch their ticket to the state tournament.

    First, however, they must go through Washington County.
    The first two times around, the Tigers outscored the Commanders by an average of 98-54.
    “We’re going to have to control the tempo,” Commanders head coach Russell Burkhead said. “They want to make it 94 feet, up and down the floor.”

  • Taking a look at the tobacco situation

    This is Dr. Will Snell’s take on the tobacco situation:  

  • Now is the time to reseed your lawn

    It has finally arrived!  Time to start preparing to sow grass seed again. Generally September is the best time, however, with the drought last fall, that was almost impossible, but that won’t be our limiting factor now! 

  • Get outdoors during warm weather

  • Fuller Center taking applications for home ownership

    The Springfield Fuller Center for Housing is looking for families interested in owning a home.

    The home was donated to the center in 2009 by St. Catharine College. The Fuller Center moved the home from there to 703 Claybrooke Ave.
    Cathy Carrico, secretary of the Springfield Fuller Center for Housing, said applications to be considered for the home can be picked up at Cornerstone Christian Church or at Community Action.

  • Animal neglect a concern for county officials

    Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley thinks animal neglect cases, especially in horses, are on the rise.
    Bartley spoke before the fiscal court on Jan.  31 during a special-called meeting.
    Bartley said he contacted  the Marion County Animal Shelter about what could be done about neglected large animals. Since Washington County has no animal shelter, it has a contract with Marion County’s shelter to pick up stray dogs.

  • Fighting the meth battle

    A popular over-the-counter medicine could become prescription only if some lawmakers have their way.

    A bill that passed through the house and senate judiciary committees on Thursday could effect local residents and the medicine they buy.
    Psuedoephedrine, a chemical found in cold medicines, is also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine.
    The bill is of interest to organizations and legislators in the area.