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Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall to Green Co., West Jessamine

    The Washington County Commanderettes played in two of their closest matches of the season last week but came up short in both contests, losing to Green County in five sets on Thursday and to West Jessamine in four sets on Tuesday.

    The Commanderettes (16-12, 4-3) started last week’s slate off with a matchup against the West Jessamine Colts (22-8), and despite only going four sets, none of the sets was decided by more than five points and only one was decided by more than three points.

  • WC gets first win in convincing fashion

    The Washington County Commanders didn’t look like a squad that hadn’t won any games up until last Friday night, but they controlled the contest from the first whistle in their 41-0 rout of the Trimble County Raiders (1-6).

    The game immediately followed WC’s homecoming festivities, and the excitement felt by the students during the pre-game ceremonies quickly translated onto the field, as the Commanders (1-5) scored on a six-play drive to open the game.

  • Commemmorating 800 years of Dominican Sisters

    An 800-year-old order and 200-year-old Washington County tradition will be celebrating its birthday with a concert at St. Catharine this month. 

    Sr. Claire McGowan said Mid-Kentucky Arts will perform a musical tribute to honor the 800th anniversary of the founding of The Dominican Order on Oct. 16.

    “For me it’s amazing to be a part of something that’s 800 years old,” McGowan said. “800 years is a long time.”

  • County’s recycling center could be on move

     Two striking blows to the county’s budget will force it to consider other options for its recycling program in the near future.

    “We pretty much decided in order to have any kind of recycling program we have to dramatically cut expenses,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said, adding the county has to look at the costs of the building it currently rents.

  • Assets at SCC to be auctioned

    Saint Catharine College’s classroom furnishings, medical/laboratory equipment, cooking kitchen equipment, athletic training equipment and other tangible assets will be sold at public auction on Nov. 10, 2016, if an auction contract is approved by the U. S. District judge assigned to this case. No date has been set for a hearing on this proposal.

  • Two men indicted for Rayford murder

    Two men from Lebanon were arrested for allegedly murdering a Bardstown man in Washington County.

    Bryson D. Sleet, 18, and Taron M. Sanders, 20, were indicted by the Washington County grand jury on Sept. 28 for the murder of Yul A. Rayford, 51, in June.

    Rayford was found lying inside a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield. J.C. Young, a local landowner, found Rayford alive with a gunshot wound to the head. He was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he later died.

  • Habitat for Humanity coming to Washington County

    My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity will be building a home in Washington County next year and has asked the county for help.

    Rick Waggoner, president of the tri-county partnership, said they build homes in Washington, Marion and Nelson counties.

    “What we do is try and build one home a year county-by county,” Waggoner said. “We closed out Lebanon this year so Washington County is going to be our next build.”

  • Guidelines set for limb removal

    There will soon be a general set of guidelines that Springfield’s citizens can go by when it comes to having their limb and brush piles removed by the city.

    These guidelines were agreed upon by the Springfield City Council during a special-called meeting on Thursday after it was decided that the city of Springfield would resume its limb and brush removal services, which had been stopped for more than a month.

  • The next chapter

    Just less than a year from when ground was broken, the new Washington County Public Library has opened its doors. 

    Springfield and Washington County enjoyed a soft opening of the new library Monday, when children and adults came in to see the building.

    Library Director Tara O’Hagan said the opening has a big impact on the community.

  • Heroin problem on the rise locally

    A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

    Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.