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Today's News

  • Americans don't use their vacation hours

    Vacations; they’re a cornerstone of the modern workplace. Though some countries ¬– ahem, France – allow for people to take more of them, here in the Untied States, they’re a commodity that just isn’t used as much. 

    In fact, according to an article published on Fox News’ website, “Americans are just plain lousy at taking vacation.”

  • County plans to have budget of $6.3 million for 2017-18

    The Washington County Fiscal Court reviewed the first draft of its budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year at its meeting Friday.

  • Recycling center open at its new location

    The Washington County Recycling Center has moved to a new location in Springfield, and the county’s solid waste coordinator, Brad Langford, wants the public to know the center is open for business once again.

    “We’re just trying to get the word out,” he said. “Recycling is a good program, it’s good for the environment.”

  • The love of a dog

    Not many things bring a smile to a person’s face like the company of a dog.

    That’s the purpose of Canines for Christ, a program made up of volunteers who share their trained therapy dogs with others. The program gives volunteers a chance to share their dogs, as well as their faith, with residents of nursing homes and patients in hospitals.

  • Murder remains unsolved after 27 years

    Twenty-seven years.

    That’s how long it has been since a Washington County native was murdered in Nelson County, and the case has never been solved.

    Lucinda (Osbourne) Strange, a 1969 graduate of Washington County High School, was found stabbed more than 40 times and left for dead a mere 150 yards away from her home on March 25, 1990. Though her case has gone cold, her death is not forgotten.

    Jerome Strange, Lucinda Strange’s husband, remembers the night as if it happened yesterday.  

  • Commanderettes fall to Lexington Christian

     The Washington County Commanderettes softball team watched its game against Lexington Christian slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 8-3 loss to the visiting Eagles Thursday. The loss puts the Commanderettes at 5-9 for the season.

    Washington County was held scoreless until the fifth inning and mustered only four hits and three runs.

    “The game got away from us early and we couldn’t recover,” said head coach Christy Baker.

  • Commanders sweep Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County baseball team won all three games in its series against Thomas Nelson last week. The Commanders defeated the visiting Generals 15-1 in games one and two, and finished off game three 14-0.

    Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with his team sweeping a series for the first time this season.

    “Our guys fought hard to get these wins,” Blair said.

    Washington County 15 Thomas Nelson 1

  • Congressman Guthrie visits WCES last week

    Students at Washington County Elementary School were treated with a special guest speaker from the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

  • Grass trimmings cause woes for motorcyclists

    As warm weather rolls into the commonwealth, its clear that the season’s biggest chore — mowing grass — is in full force.

    But while many homeowners are pushing or riding their way to healthy looking lawns, one Washington County couple is concerned about the way it’s being handled.

    Brandon and Felicia Wheeler say homeowners leaving grass clippings on the roadways are causing an unnecessary hazard for motorcycle riders.

  • Commanders runners-up in All “A” Classic

    The Washington County baseball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic Saturday at Danville High School. The Commanders earned a spot in the championship game after beating Danville, 9-5, but lost against Somerset 12-2, ending the competition as runners-up. Head coach Adam Blair said the road has been tough but has been pleased with how his team has competed against other quality teams.