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Today's News

  • Two fatal wrecks occur over weekend

    Two Washington County people were killed in separate wrecks over the weekend. 

    Justin Dewayne Dean, 30, of Kelly Shop Lane in Springfield, was killed in a 1986 Oldsmobile on Bloomfield Road on May 1.

    Thomas Barry “Tommy” Taylor, 44, of Short Creek Road in Springfield, was killed in an four-door Chevy Cobalt on U.S. 150 on April 29. 

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Evan Mattingly

    Evan Mattingly was 3 years old when he joined his first T-ball team. His father, Jim, was “a big baseball fan,” and with Evan’s older brother, Luke, set to play on their father’s team, Evan naturally wanted to join.

    And from that point on, Evan was hooked on baseball.

    “My dad got me into it, and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.

  • WC participates in ‘Saving Second Base’
  • Commanderettes get lopsided district win against Bardstown

    After dominating the Bardstown Tigers by 20 runs in the teams’ first meeting, it seemed as if the Washington County Commanderettes would cruise to their 11th victory of the season in last week’s district matchup.

    But it was the Tigers who controlled the game early on, taking an early 4-1 advantage through two innings.

  • Local Salvation Army effort undergoing reorganization

    The local Salvation Army service unit committee is currently undergoing reorganization and is encouraging anyone looking to make a difference in the Washington County community to join.

    That’s the message that temporary committee chairperson Merle Ray Dalrymple hopes to spread throughout the community.

  • Annual Bible Read-a-Thon needs volunteers

    The Rev. Cal Adams was living in Louisiana when he first heard about Washington County’s Bible Read-a-Thon, and he immediately became intrigued with the idea.

    “I thought it was one of the greatest things I’d ever heard of,” Adams said, reflecting on when his father- and mother-in-law, Bobby and Kathy Gabhart, first told him about the annual event.

  • Judge declines Yates’ plea deal

    A Washington County woman who’s accused of operating an online scam and stealing more than $10,000 appeared in court on April 20. 

    Frankie Louise Yates was expected to make a plea in the morning hearing, but after clarifying the allegations, Circuit Court Judge Samuel Todd Spalding did not accept the pretrial diversion agreement. 

  • INOAC celebrates 25 years in Springfield

    When Springfield Products Inc., began operations in June 1991, there were approximately 60 employees and the factory only made one piece of equipment: armrests for automobiles.

    In the past 25 years, though, SPI has seen some major changes.

    For one, it is now known as INOAC Group North America. 

  • Free lunch coming to most students

    The Washington County Board of Education took a roll of the dice last week when it elected to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program, a federal program that helps eligible schools provide free breakfast and lunches for all students. 

    Preschool through 8th-grade schools in the county are eligible to participate in the program. Unfortunately, Washington County High School is just under the threshold requirements at the moment. 

    The Board held a work session before coming to the decision. 

  • Drury falls in area tourney semifinals

    This past weekend, the Washington County tennis team took part in the annual Heartland Conference tournament at Campbellsville High School. Three individuals from WC played in singles matches, with junior Chase Drury picking up the squad’s lone win in the event.

    After receiving the second seed in the tournament and a bye in the first round, Drury was victorious in his second-round match against Marion County’s Hank Hardin, winning in straights sets (6-3, 6-1).