Today's News

  • Yates qualifies for All ‘A’ State

    After posting the lowest overall score at the 12th Region All “A” Classic last week, Drew Yates is headed to the state tournament.

    The Washington County High School sophomore boys’ golfer will be the first male competitor to compete at the All “A” state level since WC’s boys’ team qualified as a whole in 2011.

  • WCHS students win national FCCLA honors

     Washington County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is not only one of the biggest chapters in the commonwealth, it’s also had some its members recently recognized at the national level.

  • Film could lead to local coffee shop

    The Woman’s Club building has been transformed into a coffee shop called Gushers, and it could remain that way after the most recent city council meeting.

    The film “Tragedy Girls,” which has also been referred to by its production name Sadie & McKayla, has been filming in Springfield since the end of July, and when the movie called for a smoothie shop for the main characters to visit, the props department created one in the Woman’s Club building.

  • Part of Beechwood Drive to be adopted by county

    Residents of the Beechwood subdivision off of KY 555 will be glad to hear that an approximate 800-foot stretch of Beechwood Drive will be adopted by the county. 

    Washington County Fiscal Court voted to begin the ordinance process so that the county can provide maintenance to the road. 

    This comes after a request from members of the subdivision last year. In September 2015, the fiscal court denied the residents’ request for adoption after it was determined the road did not meet county specifications.

  • School officials preparing for upcoming year

    Children and teens in Washington County are headed back to school tomorrow, and according to Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran, a lot has been done in preparation for their return. 

    “We are very excited about the 16-17 school year,” Cochran said in an email. “WCSD staff, while on summer break, has spent a great deal of time planning and preparing for the upcoming year.”

    She said many staff members have undergone course work over the summer.

  • Five seniors lead the way for WC volleyball

    With no seniors on last year’s Washington County High School volleyball team, this year’s squad will see the return of many familiar faces.

    For new head coach John Rogers, who was promoted earlier this year from his assistant coach position, returning a team full of varsity-tested players should prove beneficial in the team’s quest for its second-ever district tournament title.

  • WC alums excelling in college football

    The speed of the game.

    That’s what first stuck out to Ty’Lyn Byas, Sean Lewis and Adam Smith as the biggest different between high school football and college football.

    But after the initial adjustment period, it’s something that all three former Commanders have adjusted to on their way to making an impact on their respective college teams.

  • Receiver named to oversee SCC assets

    The doors of St. Catharine College closed permanently on July 31, and now the assets of the school are under the control of a federal court-appointed receiver as the result of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Huntington National Bank as trustee, to recoup more than $24 million under various loans, bonds and mortgages.

  • Body found, identified as Robert Jones

    A body found in Clark County off Goshen Road near Winchester Friday afternoon has been identified as that of Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, of Florence, Kentucky.

    The remains were discovered Friday afternoon by four people collecting cans along Goshen Road near U.S. 60 and Interstate 64’s exit 101, Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said. According to a statement released Monday evening from Kentucky State Police Public Relations Officer Billy Gregory with Post 15 in Columbia, Jones’ identity was confirmed by dental records.

  • African American Heritage Festival to take place Friday

    Former Kentucky Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, the Springfield native who became the first black and female senator in the commonwealth, will be honored during the 13th annual African American Heritage Festival. The festival is scheduled to begin Friday at 6 p.m. located at the corner of Cross Main Street near the 1816 Courthouse.