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Today's News

  • WC falls in 12th Region All ‘A’ final

    From playing in the 12th Region All “A” Classic to traveling to Florida to participate in the Fort Walton Beach Bash, the Washington County Commanderettes have had a busy week.

    After picking up a big 13-0 win against Burgin in its first-round game, WC couldn’t capitalize in the championship game of the 12th Region All “A” Classic against Somerset, losing 12-2 on Friday night.

  • Carpenter wins Ag Achievement award

    “Without agriculture, what would we have?”

    Joe Carpenter posed this question as he accepted his Ag Achievement Award during the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce banquet.

    And for the past 30-plus years, Carpenter has been doing his part in raising awareness about just how much of an impact that agriculture has had on the Washington County community.

  • WCHS aviation program in mid-flight

    Twenty-nine students at Washington County High School are taking classes that many of their parents and grandparents would have jumped through hoops for during their tenure in high school – aerospace science. 

    According Dawn Curtsinger, a science teacher at WCHS, the aerospace program, which is designed to help students gain a foot in the industry after they graduate, took flight at the beginning of the school year. 

  • Comedy Caravan coming to WCHS

    A program that has been helping raise money for schools in Nelson County for years will be making its way to Washington County this year.

    On Saturday, April 16, Comedy Caravan’s “FUNdrai$ing with Laughter” Program will be at Washington County High School as part of an effort to raise funds for Project Graduation.

  • Commanders get first district win

    The Washington County Commanders (5-2, 1-0) split their two games last week, defeating the Bardstown Tigers (4-5, 0-1) by a score of 8-4 on Friday night and losing 13-3 to the Taylor County Cardinals (4-1) last Wednesday.

    Bardstown

  • WC trounces Bardstown, loses to Spencer

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-2, 1-0) scored 29 runs in only two games last week but came away with a 1-1 split in games against the Bardstown Tigers (0-4, 0-3) and the Spencer County Bears (5-3).

    Spencer County

    In WC’s 14-8 loss to Spencer County on Friday, neither team could find a firm grasp at the plate toward the beginning of the game. 

  • Calhoun found guilty

    A Nelson County man accused of killing a Boyle County woman while driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. 150 in Washington County last year has had his day in court. 

    Hoyt J. Calhoun, 51, of Boston, went on trial for murder in the death of Rhonda Yates last week in Washington County Circuit Court. He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .08, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • Renovations at old high school postponed
  • Grand jury indicts eight

    A Washington County grand jury recently indicted eight on a variety of charges.

    Samuel Hugh Daniel Murphy, 33, was indicted on a number of charges.

  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.