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Today's News

  • Commanderettes claim 12th Region All “A” Classic

    The Commanderettes softball team competed in the 12th Region All “A” Classic at Idle Hour Park on Saturday. After defeating Danville in the first game and Somerset in the second, Washington County claimed the All “A” Classic title for the first time in school history after defeating the Briar Jumpers 10-5 at Idle Hour Park. The team also qualified for the All “A” State Softball Tournament for the first time.

    Head coach Christy Baker said she couldn’t be happier with the team’s performance.

  • Elmore to leave WCHS

    Washington County High School Principal Thad Elmore will be leaving WCHS and moving to Marion County High School.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told The Lebanon Enterprise last week that Elmore will be joining MCHS next school year as principal. 

    “I believe that Mr. Elmore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support each and every student,” Schlosser said. 

    For Elmore, the last three years at WCHS have been wonderful.

  • Man escapes arrest

    A  man is accused of fleeing from police in his vehicle and nearly hitting a 2-year-old and Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston in the process. 

    Pinkston said he and deputy Jackie Robinson went to serve two bench warrants against Steven Curtis Releford Jr., 37, of Mercer County Thursday when he fled the scene in his 2002 silver Pontiac Grand Am.

    Releford is still at large and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for information leading to his capture.

  • RV park proposed at city council meeting

    The Springfield City Council met at city hall Tuesday, March 12, to discuss plans for an RV park and campground slated for construction on Booker Road. Mayor Debbie Wakefield said she was able to meet with an engineer last week and visit the site, and the council has since been provided with some ideas about how the location will be laid out. 

    “We’re ready to move forward,” Wakefield said.

  • Greenhouse teaches more than horticulture

    Two courses at Washington County High School are taking kids out of the classroom and letting them get their hands dirty – literally. 

    The greenhouse and plant land science courses at WCHS are not only teaching students the fundamentals of growing tomatoes, bedding and hanging plants, but also the fundamentals of economics.  

    According to the courses’ teacher, Bart Mattingly, students must be sophomores or above in order to join the program, but most of the 28 students involved are juniors or seniors. 

  • Commanderettes rout Nelson County

    The Washington County Commanderettes got a well-deserved win this week, defeating the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals 15-0 in three innings Monday. It was only the Commanderettes’ second win of the season, but it couldn’t have come at a better time with the team coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee last week.

  • Burton named assistant coach at Morehead

    In the world of college athletics, whether it is for coaches or players, there are many highs and lows throughout the course of a season. J.T. Burton has just experienced a brand new high.

    After serving as head coach at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, Tennessee, Burton announced Monday evening that he has just been named as an assistant coach at Morehead State University, an NCAA Division I school in Morehead, Kentucky.

  • Keys to parenting: take care of yourself

    Parenting requires a lot of energy and you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. It can be hard to imagine finding time to take care of yourself when you are balancing so many other things. It is important to keep in mind that doing well starts with being well. You can learn to reduce your stress and nurture yourself.  Both you and your child will reap the benefits. You don’t have to be perfect. It is impossible to achieve because everyone has a different idea of perfection and we are all human. Try some of the following ideas to help keep your life in balance.

  • Students participate in Talk Meet
  • Protect your plants from spring frost