Today's News

  • Briefs for the week of September 7-13

    Ongoing events
    St. Dominic Yearbooks

    St. Dominic School 2010-11 yearbooks have arrived. Since orders were not taken during the school year, the yearbooks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the school office at 336-7165 for more information.

    Animal Control Officer
    The Animal Control Officer now has a new number. It is 859-805-1617. If you have an animal that needs to be picked up, please contact him at this number.

    Thursday, Sept. 8

  • A chance to give

    There’s a team out there that needs a coach. Almost anyone could do it.

    A person doesn’t have to be a school employee. All you need is a little bit of class time.
     The team that needs a coach is a team that doesn’t technically exist yet.
    Right now, there’s a pretty successful archery program at North Washington Elementary School.
    Students from fourth through eighth grade can participate in a sport that has every reason to be popular in this part of the world.

  • Commanders bash opponents at Beach Bash

    Washington County vs. Fairdale
    6-3 Washington County
    When: Friday, April 8
    Where: Fort Walton Beach

    Game highlights: A four-run outburst in the third inning would propel the Commanders (10-3) against Fairdale (4-10) in their last game of the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton.
    The Commanders were down 3-2 after one inning, but would hold off Fairdale the rest of the way.

  • St. Catharine College going tobacco free July 1


  • Sunday wine sales officially passes

    After hearing from opposition of Sunday wine sales at wineries, the Washington County fiscal court voted 4-2 to allow such sales.
    Morris Sweazy and Terry Tingle voted against the ordinance, while Hal B. Goode, Billy Riney, Greg Simms and Benjamin Settles voted in favor. Those votes were cast the same as for the first reading of the ordinance last month.
    The ordinance directly effects Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, which sought the ability to sell wine on location on Sundays.

  • Washington County residents among the lowest in health insurance ratings

    It’s a good thing Washington County was recently named as the seventh healthiest county in Kentucky, because statistics released about adults with health insurance in the state show that Washington County comes up near the bottom of that list.
    According to numbers released on April 5 by the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, 24 percent of Washington County adults don’t have health insurance. The county is tied for the fifth worst rate of uninsured adults in the state. The worst rate is 28 percent, which is shared by Calloway and Carlisle counties.

  • Archery team hits the mark; still looking to grow


    The North Washington Elementary archery team recently sent two participants to the state competition, but that’s nothing new.
    The program, which started at North Washington about eight years ago, is no stranger to state.

  • Sagrecy named new WCHS football coach


    Washington County High School principal Paul Terrell announced Tuesday morning that Eric Sagrecy would be named as the Commanders football head coach.
    “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity,” Sagrecy said. “Washington County is a great place to live and to raise a family. I’m grateful to Paul Terrell for the opportunity.”
    Sagrecy is no stranger to the sidelines at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • Don't plant frost-sensitive plants yet

  • BIRTH: Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Joe Lee and Kimberly Mattingly of Spring-field announce the birth of their daughter at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington at 12:45 p.m. March 29, 2011.
    Abigail Sophia weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by her brother, Will, 23 months.
    Maternal grandparents are William and Leonna Jones of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Glenn and Paula Mattingly, and Robbie and Randall Cox of Springfield.
    Great-grandparents are Leon and Shirlene Yaste, Cornelius and Rosamond Jones and Marilyn Boone.