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Today's News

  • Big winter for Commander band
  • April declared Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time this month on March 3.

    Kicking off discussions was Sue Clements, along with Betty Rudd and Mary Ann Mare of the Washington County Homemakers. They asked for the court’s support and a proclamation from Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles.

    “We’re here for our 20th year in the campaign to prevent child abuse,” Clements said.

    They noted they weren’t taking Pat Sutton’s place because no one could do so.

  • Arrest made after hotel incident

    An arrest was made over the weekend in connection to reports of domestic abuse and damage to a hotel room at the Springfield Inn. This according to a report provided by Springfield Police.

    Mation L. Price, of College Street in Lebanon, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse as well as first-degree criminal mischief.

    Brittany Wiser of Lebanon reported the crime, and according to Ofc. Tony Golden’s report, Price was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

  • Premiere of film at SCC

    A documentary giving recognition to iconic Kentucky women is set to premiere this month and Springfield will play host to one of the initial showings.

    The hour-long documentary “Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women” is produced by Washington County native Michael Breeding and will debut in Frankfort and Louisville before it is shown in Springfield and finally, Lexington.

  • Commander Days paying off

    The effort to get Washington County Schools included in the trial run of the state’s snow day program appears to have paid off, with the  school year on schedule to end during the third week of May.

    Despite missing 11 days to this point, Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran said the use of five “Commander Days” and one banked day (teacher work day changed to an instructional day) puts the district on pace for a May 22 release date.

  • Passing on the importance of ‘added value’

    Washington County boasts no shortage of individuals who constantly work to improve agriculture in Kentucky. It’s an area in which this community has been known for years for having a positive influence.

    Perhaps no one has had a more positive impact on people than this year’s Ag Achievement award winner Norma Jean Campbell.

  • Snow returns for round two

    In the wake of the area’s second massive snow storm in just over two weeks, county and city crews were busy cleaning up the community and getting roads in drivable condition at the end of last week, and it was as daunting of a task as you’d probably think.

    County road crew employees were given last Wednesday off in anticipation of winter weather, but more than 14 inches of snow and 40 straight hours of snow removal from the early hours of Thursday morning through Saturday is likely not what the group had in mind.

  • Shelton is a sharp shooter

    With a fast pace and intensity, Washington County Commanders senior guard Justin Shelton ended his season as the second-leading scorer on the team.

    Shelton, 18, has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember. And while victory may drive some, for Shelton, it’s the intensity of the game.

    “I like how its up-tempo,” Shelton said. “There’s no delays in the game. In baseball, there’s a break in between each pitch, but basketball, it just keeps going.”

  • Graves is top notch

    After making a short but valiant run in the district tournament, the Washington County Commanders’ season has come to a close. With the team graduating four seniors, they will be missing a lot of talent.

    One of those talented players is senior forward Zac Graves, who averaged 9.5 points per game and scored 267 points while playing in every game this season.

  • WC baseball team is ready!

    Coming off an 11-22 season, the Washington County Commanders are just one day away from going on the attack, and according to their head coach, Adam Blair, the team is ready for action.

    “I think we’ve grown a lot since last year,” Blair said. “We were quite young in some areas, but I think some of those guys have matured a lot and have gotten stronger, bigger, and more knowledgeable about the game.“