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Today's News

  • Ag tag numbers low in county

    The Ag Tag program, a state-run program which that benefits counties’ 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud programs, has been around for several years now. Unfortunately for Washington County, the program, which asks $10 donations from farmers during vehicle registration, hasn’t done as well as other counties in the commonwealth over the last few years. 

  • Cost to use fields may rise for high school

     The Washington County Board of Education met for its monthly meeting Feb. 14 and heard some potentially bad news – rent for utilizing the athletic facilities at Idle Hour Park could be going up in the near future, though nothing is certain quite yet. 

  • Cocanougher earns prestigious scholarship

    It was the summer after his freshman year at Centre College.

    Ben Cocanougher had been accepted to work as a counselor at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville. 

  • Hardin wins Ag Leader of the Year award

    This year, the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce handed the Agricultural Leader of the Year award to a man who you could presume never sleeps - Jeremy Hardin.

    According to John Weis, who presented the award and works with Hardin, this year’s winner is a very busy man. 

    “In addition to working a full-time job with [Kentucky] Farm Bureau, he also farms full-time,” Weis said. 

  • Several injured in DUI crash

    Ky. Standard Staff
    Landmark News Service

    Five people, including two children, were injured Sunday night in a head-on collision on Springfield Road, and one driver is facing DUI charges.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred at the Washington County line just before 9 p.m.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Taylor Eldridge

    Going into her senior season at Washington County High School, Taylor Eldridge wasn’t sure what to expect. Eldridge had played basketball for the Commanderettes since she was in middle school, but a new coaching staff meant that, if she did play, Eldridge would be playing for her third head coach in three years.

    After reluctantly deciding to give basketball another chance, it didn’t take long for her to figure out she had made the right choice.

  • Commanderettes fall in first round of district tournament

    It was a week of finales for the Washington County Commanderettes (7-23, 0-9). Last week, the Commanderettes honored their four seniors — Lexi Thompson, Daisha Edelen, Taylor Eldridge and Bree Crain — Tuesday night after a 61-18 win over the Fort Knox Eagles (3-26) in the team’s final regular-season game of the season, avenging a 42-34 loss to the Hart County Raiders (7-13) the night before.

  • WC boys get district tourney win

    Survive and advance.

    That’s exactly what the Washington County Commanders (12-19, 3-6)  did after picking up a 53-31 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals (1-30, 0-9) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament on Monday night.

    The victory came on the heels of a three-game losing streak for WC, with a 60-45 loss to the Metcalfe County Hornets (3-23), a 56-49 defeat at the hands of the Fort Knox Eagles (10-19) and a 57-52 loss to the Hart County Raiders (11-15).

    Thomas Nelson

  • Bond for Hughes reduced

    Mitchell Hughes, the man accused of shooting De’Porres Thompson last month and was being held on a $100,000 bond has had his bond reduced. 

    On Feb. 19, Hughes’ bond was reduced to $25,000 full cash by Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding during a bond hearing. The $25,000 bond was above the requested figure of $10,000.

  • SCC files suit against feds

    St. Catharine College is facing “a very serious issue,” and has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education.

    That term was used by Tim Malloy, of Peritus Public Relations, in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. The firm issued a statement announcing the suit on behalf of the college.

    According to the statement, the suit seeks to have the Department of Education release federal student aid funds for which St. Catharine students are eligible.