Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    Sept. 10
    Football fundraiser

    There will be a fishing tournament to raise funds for the Washington County Middle School football team from 7 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 at Willisburg Lake.
    First place receives 30 percent payback, second place receives 15 percent and third place receives five percent.
    The biggest fish wins $10 and 50 percent payback.
    For more information, including entry fees, call Coach Sias at (859) 481-2270.

  • Commanderettes beat Bardstown at Lincoln

    Help is on the way.

    The Washington County girls’ golf team celebrated the return of the team’s lone senior and a crucial returning golfer in Callie Harmon.
    The Commanderettes posted their first team score of the season, beating Bardstown 185 to 244 at Lincoln Homestead State Park Golf Course on Aug. 29.
    “We posted our best two nine-hole scores of the year,” girls’ golf head coach Tom Harmon said. “With Callie back, we are looking for good things to come.”

  • Commanders stifle Patriots 18-9

    Washington County stepped on the gas to begin the game, and put up enough points to hold off the pesky Patriots from Lincoln County, for a 18-9 win Friday night.

    “I thought we played with a lot of emotion in the early part of the game,” head coach Eric Sagrecy said. “I thought we executed on offense well.”

  • Commanderettes beat Anderson, can’t top Nelson in district action

    The Washington County High School volleyball team split its games this week, falling to Nelson County and beating Anderson County.

    Nelson County 2, Washington County 0

    The Command-erettes jumped out to a 7-4 lead early in the first set, but the Lady Cardinals would rally to tie it 8-8.
    Washington County tied the set up again at 9-9, but Nelson County would outscore the Commanderettes 16-2 the rest of the way to dominate the set. They won 25-11.

  • Willisburg Fire and Rescue receives $4,545 grant

    The Willisburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad is one of 78 fire departments from across the state that will get a part of $259,070 in grant funds. The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) has awarded   the money to rural fire departments from across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against 11 people.

  • Judge breaks tie on new districts for magistrates

    A tiebreaker vote by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles kept the county out of potential legal trouble on Friday during a special-called meeting.

  • Dollar General store headed to Willisburg


    Ground has been broken for the new Dollar General store in Willisburg.
    Hal Goode, executive director of Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, is excited about the progress, and to have Dollar General in the Willisburg community.

  • Tough times for tobacco farmers

    Tobacco farmers in Washington County who have been around a while may recognize the quality of tobacco this year’s crop is producing.
    Memories from the drought of 1983 stir like the dust that blows in the hot, dry summer wind.
    “This is the worst tobacco crop I’ve ever had,” James Osbourne, who has been raising tobacco for 20 years, said. “My dad (Sidney) thinks the tobacco is as bad as that (1983).”

  • Dry weather weakens corn stalks

    Many of you have commented to me about all the corn that blew down about three weeks ago.  In traveling around the county this week, I have seen a lot more of it, and with our continued drought, it will only get worse.
    This brings up the question what fields to harvest first, do you have the ability to dry down that corn, and various other harvesting questions individuals may have.