Today's News

  • Comanderettes lose three

    Let the season begin.

    The Washington County Comanderettes opened their season slow, putting three solid losses on their record when they fell to the Western Hills Lady Wolverines (2-0), the Taylor County Lady Cardinals (3-0) and the Boyle County Lady Rebels (2-0).

    After a discouraging 73-40 loss to the Lady Wolverines on Dec. 1, the

    Comanderettes jumped in the fight against the Lady Cardinals the next day.

    They fell 52-31 and 70-53 against the Lady Rebels on Dec. 6.

  • Commanders go 0-2 to open play

    The Washington County Commanders had a rough start to their season when they dropped two consecutive games to the Green County Dragons (1-2) and the Taylor County Cardinals (3-0) last week.

    Despite coming within inches of taking the lead in the fourth quarter, the Commanders fell to the Dragons 78-53 when they failed to score for nearly five minutes due to what Washington County head Coach Bernard Smalley attributed as unforced turnovers.

    Smalley said there was no pressure and that they made mistakes.
    But he remained positive Monday afternoon.

  • News briefs 12/3


    Bell Ringers Needed
    Washington County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas kettle fundraising campaign. If you would like to volunteer, please call Tiffany Wheatley at Washington County Community Action at 859-336-7766 or call Jim Logsdon at (859) 336-1266. The shifts will be two hours in length. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

    Discounted Game Passes

  • PHOTOS: Welcome to ‘Reality’
  • Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    The newsletter will be short this month. This and That have been busy celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and baby christenings and showers along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Christmas is coming soon and preparations are underway – sewing ornaments and gifts, baking and decorating.

    One project did get completed this month. A hat to match the jacket made of double-sided wool (described last month) was constructed - This and That are very pleased with the results.

  • FCCLA encourages ‘Dining In’ day

    Today marks the first annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day nationwide, and families are encouraged to take part by taking the opportunity to dine in and spend a little extra time with each other.

    The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) established the day, and Washington County High School’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) group is helping to promote it locally.

  • Car taken, retrieved undamaged

    Springfield Police have reported an incident involving a recent car theft, but the vehicle was quickly recovered with no apparent damage.

    Ofc. Nick Holmes responded to a call at 2:46 a.m. on Nov. 15 in reference to a noise complaint and a possible fight at 1019 Melavin Circle in Springfield.

    The officer noted in the incident report that upon arrival, he was informed by Labronze Poole, who resides at the address, that his vehicle had been taken by Charles Andrew Buckley IV of Lebanon.

  • Five indicted at court

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    Five people were indicted in Washington County Circuit Court on Nov. 20, including charges of Class C and Class D felonies.

    Melwood H. Robinson, 73, of 216 Cleaver Court in Lebanon, was indicted for unlawful possession of a weapon on school property (Class D felony) following an incident at Washington County High School on Oct. 17.

  • Salt in high demand this winter

    Salt was a topic of concern for the Washington County Fiscal Court during a special called meeting on Nov. 24.

    According to Washington County Judge/Executive John Settles, the meeting was a special called session because of rescheduling for the holiday week. Only matters on the agenda could be discussed and no new matters could be brought up.

    One pressing matter in the road report was salt, or lack of it.
    The road department has already had to go out to scrape and salt roads from last week’s winter weather.

  • PHOTOS: A home all their own

    Members of the Springfield and Washington County Fire Departments have officially moved into their new facility on Main Street, and it’s a welcome change that was long overdue.

    After calling the former National Guard Armory on Lebanon Hill home since 1983, the first responders are finally able to stretch their legs and spread out in the beautiful new 10,400 square foot facility. The building was designed by Washington County native James Kenneth Donnolly.