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Today's News

  • Reviewing the 2017 Commanders baseball season

    The 2016-17 Washington County baseball team has closed the book on another season. The team did well overall, going 19-17 and competing in the 19th District Baseball Tournament. They also had the chance to travel to Tennessee in April to compete in tournament play there. Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with finishing the season with a positive record and competing against quality teams both in and out of state.

  • 6/7 Briefs

    Ongoing
    Summer Feeding Program
    The Washington County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program from May 30 – July 28.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Hot lunch meals will be provided at the site and time listed below:

  • Chesser combats blindness, becomes Coca-Cola Scholar

    One Washington County woman is not letting blindness get in the way of achieving her dreams.

    Deanna Chesser, 47, is legally blind, and she was recently named Kentucky’s Coca-Cola New Century Scholar.

    When she found out she received the scholarship, she said “it was overwhelming.”

    “You have to be nominated by your college,” Chesser said.

  • Hot cars are a danger to people and pets

    As summer inches ever closer, temperatures are on the rise. As hot as it gets outside in the summer months, one place in particular can become dangerously unbearable: your car.

    That’s because when the sun heats the air inside a vehicle, it has nowhere to go, creating a “greenhouse effect.” In just 10 minutes, the interior of any vehicle can reach temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even on less hot days it can increase by as much as 40 degrees.

  • County unemployment rate in top 15

    Washington County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the commonwealth.

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, the county sits in the top 15 lowest rates in Kentucky, joining Allen, Boone, Campbell, Henry, and Monroe counties at 3.9 percent.

    Woodford County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state with 3.1 percent.

    Springfield Washington County Economic Development Authority Director Daniel Carney said the low percentage rate can be attributed to expansion projects undertaken by local industries.

  • SCC receiver to remove names form buildings

    The names, plaques, and pictures of those who donated to St. Catharine College can be removed from the walls of the buildings they adorn.  Many people donated to St. Catharine College over the years and were recognized with plaques, bricks, photographs and other means.  U.S. District Judge David J. Hale authorized the court-appointed receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, to “abandon” the items to anyone requesting the items who are or who are “related to the individual person whose name and/or likeness is depicted ..” on the items.

  • Blue, Brews and BBQ is this weekend

    Anyone that enjoys good blues music, great beer and tasty barbeque will have access to all three this weekend in Springfield. That’s when the second annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival will be held downtown. Stephanie McMillin, executive director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, said the event would follow the 2017 Bourbon Ride, a charity motorcycle ride visiting the nearby distilleries around Washington County.

  • Silverton Hill horse to run in Belmont Stakes Saturday

    Horse racing season is in full swing, and when the 149th Belmont Stakes is run this Saturday, a horse from Springfield’s Silverton Hill Farm will be in the field.

     

    Meantime, a horse owned by Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton, will be the first horse from the local farm to run in the third jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

     

  • DYW is Saturday

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman has been providing local girls with scholarships for years, and it’s scheduled to take place again this weekend. 

     

    Eleven young ladies will compete during this year’s event, which will be hosted at the new elementary school gym on June 10 at 7 p.m. Distinguished Young Woman allows girls to showcase their skills in physical fitness, scholastics, interviews, self-expression and talents.

     

  • Saving money at the grocery store

    Do you find yourself spending more money than you would like to at the grocery store? If so, you are certainly not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third largest household expense for American households. Much of the expense associated with food shopping is due to overspending. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money at the grocery store without skimping on your needs! Below are some suggestions that will help you to save on your next grocery shopping trip: