Today's News

  • Ring the bell

    Last year’s game against Marion County was mired in controversy for the Washington County

    Commanders, with WC losing on a last-second, goal-line stand that seemingly could have gone either way.

    But this year’s edition of the historically close rivalry was never in doubt, as the Commanders (5-5, 1-2) pulled out a 46-33 win over the Knights (0-10).

    It was only the second game in the series that was decided by more than one possession in the past 10 years and the first double-digit Commander win since a 16-6 victory in 2003.

  • Theater names new managing director

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre recently named a new managing director, and he just arrived in the commonwealth.

    Mark Colbenson recently moved to Springfield from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had been working as a professional actor over the last year.

    “[Which] means I’m unemployed,” Colbenson said, jokingly of course.

    You see, the truth of the matter is, the goateed man with an energetic aura is bringing 40 years of theatre experience to CKCT.

  • Gnadinger installed as SCC president

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    St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office. Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Commander band finishes 4th in state

    Washington County High School’s marching band went to the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships over the weekend, and they walked away with a fourth-place finish in Class 2A.

    “I’m really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished,” WCHS Band Director Scotty Burns said. “…It was just a great experience from beginning to end.”

    Burns, who is in his first year of being the director, said taking WCHS to that level felt great.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

    Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.

    “It seems to be kind of cyclical,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “We’ll go for a couple of months and there’ll only be a few stolen, there’s always some missing, and then we’ll have a big rash of them and then it will quiet down and then we’ll have a large number again.”

  • Haydon a top-ranked cornhole player in ACO

    Philip Haydon doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing cornhole — “It was probably seven or eight years ago, when everyone started playing,” he said — but he does remember that he didn’t have a problem “putting the bag in the hole” from the very start.

    Haydon became hooked immediately, playing every night soon after he tried it for the first time.

  • NLCS MVP has ties to Washington County

     Daniel Murphy’s postgame press conference, which followed his New York Mets clinching a trip to the World Series and him being named the NLCS Most Valuable Player, had just wrapped up.

    And after several failed attempts by a multitude of reporters to get Murphy to compliment himself rather than his team, it was SportsCenter host’s Scott Van Pelt’s turn.

  • WC's young squad looks ahead to next season

    A season full of transitions for the Washington County Commanderettes (15-17) ended last week with a loss to the Nelson County Cardinals (13-19) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament.

    Coming into this year, the Commanderettes lost five players to graduation from last season’s 21-10 team and had no seniors.

  • Fiscal court takes measure to comply with ACA

     Washington County Fiscal Court had a busy meeting last Friday, putting the gears in motion to outsource a company which would handle the necessary work to have the court be compliant with Affordable Care Act, as well as handle benefits processing and direct deposit. 

    “We really want to get into the meat and potatoes of it this morning,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles told the court before diving into the matter. 

  • Illegal dump sites pop up around county

     You wouldn’t think by looking at the rural and rustic beauty of Washington County that it would have a problem with littering and illegal dumping, but it may happen more than you think.

    “It’s not a big problem, but it’s a problem,” Solid Waste Coordinator Brad Langford said. 

    According to Langford, there have been two dump sites found within the last month in the county.