Today's News

  • Commanders win senior night 6-4

    The Washington County Commanders (19-10) wrapped up their regular season last week after notching a 6-4 win over the Lincoln County Patriots (10-23) on Washington County’s senior night, and a 5-4 win over the Atherton Rebels (15-16) on May 13.
    Commanders head coach Adam Blair said he was going to miss his seniors because they’ve been through a lot the last four years, and when they were freshmen, he was a freshman coach.

  • Commanderettes reach region

    It’s been four years since the Washington County Commanderettes have been to the regional tournament, but as of Monday night, that all changed.
    The Commanderettes won their first game of the 19th District Tournament in a no-holds-barred fight against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals (10-20), defeating them 13-9 under a black and starless sky.
    For Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker, only one word could describe the moment as the Commanderettes celebrated their victory – “amazing.”

  • School board meeting Monday in Mackville

    The Washington County School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday at Mackville Community Center.

    Work session to discuss budget and facilities will begin at 6 p.m., with the regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

    Several retiring faculty members, early college students and the Larry Graves Memorial Scholarship recipients will be recognized.

  • News briefs for 5/13


  • Career club is for you

    The Kentucky Career Center, Washington County Extension Office, Washington on Wellness Coalition and the Washington County Public Library partner to provide an opportunity for community members to learn and develop their career skills. Whether you are currently looking for a job, have a job and want a career, or want to tune up your searching skills, this series of lessons is for you.

  • Springfield man faces drug trafficking charges
  • Fiscal court discusses business

    Washington County Fiscal Court met Monday morning for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    The court, which had an executive session at the end of the meeting, heard from various county departments and went over the first reading of the 2015-16 budget.

    Magistrate Hal Goode was not present at the court meeting as he was speaking at an economic development summit in Pikeville.

  • Tourism increased spending in 2014

    The annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky shows an exceptional increase in Washington County in 2014. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2014 compared with 2013.

  • PHOTOS: Bible-reading marathon

    The annual Bible-reading marathon was held in Springfield this past week, starting on Sunday, May 3 and continuing until the National Day of Prayer last Thursday.

    After volunteers read passages of scripture for more than three days, several members of the community gathered at the 1816 Courthouse building on Thursday at noon for the closing ceremony.

    The event, as it has in years past, concluded with representatives sharing prayers for groups that included the military, media, government and many others.

  • Master Gardeners host speaker on Thursday

    The Lincoln Homestead Master Gardener Association is hosting an event on Thursday that goes beyond just the world of gardening and into what it means to be a mentor to young people.

    Lyda Parker Moore, president of Kentucky Home Master Gardners (Bardstown chapter), will be on hand to deliver the presentation that she shared at the International Master Gardeners Convention in South Korea last September. Master Gardener Jeanette Hase-Spalding said the talk focuses on mentorship.