Today's News

  • Mattingly wins Above and Beyond award

    The above and beyond award is given to someone who goes above and beyond for the community. Glenn Mattingly does just that. Mattingly says he was shocked to be awarded anything. That he just is doing his job.

  • Overcoming autism

    Meagan Graves knew from an early age that something was different about Ryan. After having Haylee a few years before, she and her husband, Tracey, knew what to expect as a parent when it came to raising a child, but nothing prepared her for the journey of autism.

    Ryan wasn’t meeting the same benchmarks as Haylee did as a new born and that worried Meagan like it would any mother. Ryan wasn’t able to communicate as well and that made things difficult for the family.

  • Commanderettes win All A Regional tournament

    Grit, determination, and never giving up is exactly what the Washington County Commanderettes did to win the All A tournament this past weekend.

    WC participates in the 12th region for the All A instead of the 5th region they normally participate in.

    WC started the tournament against Burgin High School. It was pure domination for the Commanderettes as they easily handled Burgin. A 11 run third inning won it for the Commanderettes as they moved on defeating Burgin 20-1.

  • Commanders make a run in All A tournament

    The Washington County Commanders made a run in the All A tournament over the weekend. The Commanders had a big win to start as they beat Burgin 16-1.

  • Commanders drop two after extra-inning win

    After defeating Fairdale in extra innings of the first game of the Keaton Hall Wood Bat Memorial Tournament, the Commanders lost the next two games to finish the series. The two losses came against in-region team North Hardin, and out-of-region team Butler County.

    While WC was only able to get one win from the tournament, it’s important to remember that high school teams do not traditionally use wood bats, but instead still hit aluminum bats.

  • Fiscal court discusses addresses in regular session

    The Washington County Fiscal court met on April 8 in regular session. The court gave the first reading of the update for ordinance #1991-08. The original ordinance was published in 1988 and needed updates to it.

    The ordinance is to display the house number visibly on the house. The changes are to clarify the height of the numbers and some changes to the ordinance. They must be three inches tall, reflective for at night, and must be visible from the roadside.

  • Woodson named new head coach

    Stephen Woodson has been hired as the new boys basketball head coach at Washington County High School, according to an announcement from principal Malissa Hutchins and athletic director Eric Sagrecy.

    Woodson is a 1998 graduate of Bardstown High School.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts in university studies, with a concentration in criminology from Morehead State University in 2004, and a Master of Arts in special education in emotional behavior disorders from Campbellsville University in 2012.

  • Transition coming to New Pioneers

    There’s transition in the air at local sustainability non-profit organization New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future. After nearly 15 years, founder and executive director Sister Claire McGowan has begun preparations to hand over her position to a new leader before spring of 2020. A Dominican Sister of Peace from the community at St. Catharine, Kentucky, McGowan is a native of southeastern Massachusetts.

  • Commanderettes drop one of four in spring break tournament

    The Commanderettes won three of their four games at the Cal Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee during spring break.

  • Vehicle break-ins on the rise

    Residents, don’t forget to lock your vehicles.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been approximately 10 vehicle break-ins in Springfield over the last month.

    He said the thieves are mostly going for easy targets.

    “Primarily they are targeting unlocked vehicles,” Smith said. “We’ve had one report of a vehicle actually being broken into through a window. However, we find this is very out of the norm.”

    The thieves have made off with possessions of value.