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Today's News

  • 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:

  • Local student joins extension as intern

    One young Washington County resident is interning at the county’s extension office.

    Makenzie Messer, 21, of Willisburg is an Eastern Kentucky University student and said she’s excited to be working where she grew up.

    “I’m looking forward to a variety of things,” she said. “It’s not like a regular job where you do the same thing every day. It’s always different.”

  • Commanders defeated by Bardstown 7-5 in district tournament

    The Washington County baseball team competed in the first round of the 19th District Baseball Tournament last week at Bardstown High School against Bardstown. The team fell five runs behind by the fourth inning and its effort to come back came up just short, losing to the Tigers 7-5 on Tuesday.

    “Our guys played hard and fought back into this game, we just couldn’t quite get back after getting down so early,” head coach Adam Blair said.

  • Commanderettes win back-to-back district titles

    The Washington County softball team competed in the 19th District Tournament last week at Bardstown High School. After defeating Nelson County in the first game and Bethlehem in the second, the Commanderettes completed back-to-back seasons as 19th District champions.

    “It’s been a great year coaching these girls,” head coach Christy Baker said. “They’ve all stepped up and played hard and the results now speak for themselves.”

    Washington County 18 Nelson County 0

  • Mackville Boosters

    Hi everybody! It was a rainy day in Georgia, I mean Kentucky, but that didn’t dampen our spirits.  Thirty-six boosters enjoyed a very good meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and a delicious ice cream cake for dessert.

    We played Bingo. We had four cover-all winners. They were Helen Garhart, Kim Adkins, Angela Arnold and June Shewmaker. 

    Libby Stava offered prayers for our health concerns and bereaved. Those are Rosemary Devine, Gary Scott, Lisa Dean, Peggy Carey, Emogene Matherly and John Milton Jr.

  • 5/31 Briefs

    Notice
    Free Wildlife Seed
    The Washington County Conservation District is giving away wildlife seed mix. The mixture consists of sunflowers, millet, soybeans and sorghum. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is located at 461 Lincoln Drive in Springfield. Call (859) 336-7777 ext. 3 for more information.

    Head Start Applications

  • CKCT could see changes in the near future

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre’s artistic director, Eric Seale, is hoping the Springfield Opera House will be getting a makeover soon.  

    According to Seale, plans are in the works for the theatre to make a 90-degree turn to the right, which will give the stage a lot more depth, a little less width, and better lighting all around.

    It’s an idea he said he had from the moment he laid eyes on it.

    “The very first thing I thought when I walked in was; turn it – I mean it was just an instant thought.”

  • Fiscal court discusses water line easements

    Washington County Fiscal Court has formed a committee in order to consider creating a comprehensive permitting process which would allow citizens to tap into a waterline on county land.
    Tim Hall approached the court about creating an encroachment permit process for him, along with anyone else in the county, to use county right of ways in order to install private water lines.

    “This would be setting precedent that we do not have at this point,” Judge-Executive John Settles told the court.

  • District receives grant to form skills center

    Washington County School District isn’t just thinking outside of the box, it’s rebuilding it.

    According to Cherry Boyles, chief academic officer of Washington County Schools, the local school district recently received a $763,000 grant from the commonwealth to invest in its existing infrastructure and create work skills programs at the old elementary school.