Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Hustle Points

    When Edwin Mendoza gets knocked down, he gets right back up again.

    He learned this type of mentality growing up in Washington County, a community he said was “an awesome place to be.”

    “It’s really nice to have been able to grow up here,” Mendoza said. “I’ve learned a lot of things here, and I’ve enjoyed it because it’s always peaceful and everybody knows everybody.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Fitting in Nicely

    Two years ago, when Mark Lunsford moved to Washington County from a small town in Oklahoma, he wasn’t sure what to expect.

    He was coming to an unfamiliar place to live with his dad, who had lived in Washington County all his life. Turns out, it was “pretty much the same stuff, different place.”

    And for Lunsford, that was a good thing.

    “In a small town, I really like how everyone’s really nice, and everybody gets to know everybody on a first-name basis,” Lunsford said. “It’s a nice place to be.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Quiet Commander

    As Qualyn Yocum hears the question, he takes a long pause before answering, and when he does, he answers it just as it is asked, in the minimum amount of words needed.

    Do you play any other sports than football?


    How long have you done that?

    “Three years.”

    What is your favorite part about playing for the Washington County Commander football team?

    “We know how to work as a team.”

  • Sew This & That returns from Somerset

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    Our annual sewing trip to Jabez in Somerset was held during October.

  • News briefs for 11/12


    Election Signs
    Washington County Recycling would like to remind everyone that election signs are not recyclable. People are asked not to put them in bins at the recycling center.

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

  • Library seeks new trustee

    The Washington County Public Library is governed by the Board of Trustees. It is comprised of five volunteers representing all areas of our county. Trustees come to their volunteer roles with a range of experiences and backgrounds, and a strong desire to ensure the long-term vitality of our public library.

  • A session in Brindisi

    Tom Logsdon left Springfield long ago, but when he did, he took the initiative to put Washington County on the map in the world of advanced mathematics and the aerospace studies.

    Logsdon, a 1955 graduate of Springfield High School, was born and raised by Stanley and Margaret Logsdon on Lebanon Hill in Springfield in a community that he describes as “a treasure swarming with cordial neighbors situated in the middle of a wonderfully friendly state.”

  • Plat issue addressed at court

    The Washington County Fiscal Court met in regular session this past Monday, where one of the main topics was a recent problem with Lewis Realty out of Elizabethtown.

    The realtors had not received permission from the planning and zoning committee before trying to subdivide tracts of land on the sale of the Hall property on 2418 Jimtown Road in Springfield. Prior to the auction on Oct. 18, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Buddy Parker contacted Lewis Realty and informed them that they had not received permission from the committee.

  • A closer look at the election

    Last week’s midterm election in Washington County led to several new faces taking office, and 55 percent of registered voters made it to the polls to have a say in the results.

    The election was highlighted by Debbie Wakefield taking the office of Springfield mayor, Jerry Pinkston taking over the sheriff position for the retiring Tommy Bartley and Bill Robinson taking over as county attorney with Hamilton Simms stepping down.

  • Questions remain for new school

    Though representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects stated at last month’s Washington County School Board meeting that the construction of the new high school was substantially complete for beneficial occupancy, the district has recently shared a differing view on the project’s progress.

    Ed O’Daniel, attorney for the school board, was on hand at a special called meeting last Thursday to share his recommendation with school officials after reviewing information regarding the project.