Today's News

  • 4-H forestry ribbons awarded

    Over the next two weeks, results from the 4-H forestry program will be announced.  This year the achievements by the participants have been tremendous, with youth having strong scores and more being recognized for outstanding leaf collections.  

  • BIRTH: Dickerson: It's a boy!

    Jeremy and Julie Dickerson of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 6:27 a.m. Dec. 29, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Noah Darrell Dickerson weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21.25 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Keith and Jackie Reed of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Johnny Dickerson of Harrodsburg and Jean Dean of Junction City.

  • School will be on regular schedule Friday, Jan. 14

    Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced that plans are for classes to be in session on regular schedule for Friday, Jan. 14.

  • School system seeks land for possible new high school; Meeting is Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  • Election spending: Dollars and cents equal votes for candidates


    Buying votes is not legal, but in the long run, candidates pay to get your vote and hopefully occupy public office. They post signs around the county, put bumper stickers and signs on vehicles,  advertise with local media outlets and take other measures to get elected, and those efforts can get expensive. By Kentucky state law, any candidate who spends more than $1,000 on a campaign is required to complete paperwork showing how the money was spent, as well as how it was collected to fund a campaign.

  • Choosing a life of service

    Sometimes it’s hard to deny your roots.
    While Dr. Gregg W. Anderson’s roots lie in northern Kentucky, he does have ties to Washington County.

    He went to school at St. Catharine College in the early 70s. He even played basketball while he was there, earning the 110 percent award.
    “It was a great time,” he said. “I loved it. I was accepted. They had a very nice, loving, caring staff.”
    Anderson also fondly remembers the nuns at St. Catharine.

  • New state law prohibits texting while driving

    The new year brings a new potential fine for motorists.

    The Kentucky State Police announced recently that police officers will begin issuing citations to drivers in violation of the new texting law that went into effect over the summer.
    “It passed in July but we could only issue warning tickets up until Jan. 1,” Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong said. “All we’ve done (so far) is basically issue verbal warnings. We’ve had very few that we actually observed.”

  • Pettus to compete in state junior miss

    It’s been nearly seven months since Anna Pettus was crowned the 2011 Washington County Junior Miss, but it’s finally time for a bigger stage.

    Pettus soon leaves for Lexington to start a rigorous practice schedule aimed at preparing her for the Kentucky Junior Miss pageant.
    “I talked to (2010 Junior Miss) Josette Taylor and she said you pretty much practice all the time, go home and sleep, practice all the time, go home and sleep,” Pettus said.
    Not that she hasn’t already been preparing for the two-day event.

  • Commanders struggle at LaRue

    Washington County vs. Lone Oak
    Score: 68-59 Lone Oak
    When: Thursday, Dec. 30
    Where: LaRue County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Will Purdom, Trae Abell. LOHS - Zach McKinney, Kyler York, Conrad Gholson.

    Game highlights: The Commanders dropped one to Lone Oak in the seventh place game of the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School on Thursday.

  • Commanders face a tough stretch

    The Commanders will have to do some heavy lifting over the next week if they want to grab a win or two.

    Washington County (3-8) has a bevy of big games coming up, one with the region’s only undefeated team.
    The Commanders start off with Bethlehem on Friday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. to begin the boy / girl doubleheader.
    The  Eagles (4-3) will try to grind it out against the Commanders with new coach Artie Braden’s system.