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Today's News

  • It's time for sunscreen

    By Cabrina Buckman

    County Extension Agent

  • Taking advantage of in-season produce

    By Mackenzie Messer

    Extension Intern

  • Reviewing the 2017 Commanderette softball season

    The Washington County Commanderettes finished a very strong 2016-17 season. The team finished 15-15 overall, but that included a second consecutive 19th District Championship and a berth into the Region 5 Softball Tournament. They also won the 12th Region All “A” Classic in April for the first time in school history, earning them a spot in the All “A” State Tournament. Head coach Christy Baker was very pleased with how the season went and being able to win district for just the second time in school history.

  • Reviewing the 2017 Commanders baseball season

    The 2016-17 Washington County baseball team has closed the book on another season. The team did well overall, going 19-17 and competing in the 19th District Baseball Tournament. They also had the chance to travel to Tennessee in April to compete in tournament play there. Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with finishing the season with a positive record and competing against quality teams both in and out of state.

  • 6/7 Briefs

    Ongoing
    Summer Feeding Program
    The Washington County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from May 30 – July 28.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Hot lunch meals will be provided at the site and time listed below:

  • Chesser combats blindness, becomes Coca-Cola Scholar

    One Washington County woman is not letting blindness get in the way of achieving her dreams.

    Deanna Chesser, 47, is legally blind, and she was recently named Kentucky’s Coca-Cola New Century Scholar.

    When she found out she received the scholarship, she said “it was overwhelming.”

    “You have to be nominated by your college,” Chesser said.

  • Hot cars are a danger to people and pets

    As summer inches ever closer, temperatures are on the rise. As hot as it gets outside in the summer months, one place in particular can become dangerously unbearable: your car.

    That’s because when the sun heats the air inside a vehicle, it has nowhere to go, creating a “greenhouse effect.” In just 10 minutes, the interior of any vehicle can reach temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even on less hot days it can increase by as much as 40 degrees.

  • County unemployment rate in top 15

    Washington County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the commonwealth.

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the county sits in the top 15 lowest rates in Kentucky, joining Allen, Boone, Campbell, Henry, and Monroe counties at 3.9 percent.

    Woodford County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state with 3.1 percent.

    Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority Director Daniel Carney said the low percentage rate can be attributed to expansion projects undertaken by local industries.

  • SCC receiver to remove names form buildings

    The names, plaques, and pictures of those who donated to St. Catharine College can be removed from the walls of the buildings they adorn.  Many people donated to St. Catharine College over the years and were recognized with plaques, bricks, photographs and other means.  U.S. District Judge David J. Hale authorized the court-appointed receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, to “abandon” the items to anyone requesting the items who are or who are “related to the individual person whose name and/or likeness is depicted ..” on the items.

  • Blue, Brews and BBQ is this weekend

    Anyone that enjoys good blues music, great beer and tasty barbeque will have access to all three this weekend in Springfield. That’s when the second annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival will be held downtown. Stephanie McMillin, executive director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, said the event would follow the 2017 Bourbon Ride, a charity motorcycle ride visiting the nearby distilleries around Washington County.