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Today's News

  • Growing the league

    This year will mark the 10th anniversary of youth football in Washington County, a project that has made strides in growing the county’s football pedigree.
    Before the league’s start, youth football options were limited.
    “You didn’t play until you got to middle school,” says John Graves, one of the league’s current administrators. “You look at Danville and Boyle County and all these other programs that do really well [on the high school level] and they’ve got an established youth football program.”

  • World What?

    Last week we looked at what exactly was going down in Russia this summer and how a four-year long process will eventually culminate in crowning the best soccer team on the planet.
    The tournament’s 32 teams are divided up into eight groups. After three games, the top two finishers in each group advance into the knockout rounds.
    This week will rundown the big names of 16 teams in the tournament and who is going to be making headlines and dominating news feeds.

    Group A
    Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

  • Man charged in Sunday shooting
  • Gabhart's book has Springfield setting

    Author Ann Gabhart is no stranger to having her old Kentucky home act as the backdrop for her novels. The Lawrenceburg native has had more than 30 books published, many of which have taken place throughout the Bluegrass.

    “I’ve used my small town of Lawrenceburg as a model for some of my books, but I usually change the name,” said Gabhart. “The [Cozy Mysteries series] sort of uses the model of our Main Street as the Hidden Springs.”

  • Relay for life is June 23

    It’s that time of year again.

    No, not Christmas, but a time of year that’s just as charitable – Relay for Life.

    According to Samantha Wilson, who is with the American Cancer Society, this year’s Relay for Life will be another joint effort with Marion County at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport on June 23.

    The event will last from noon until midnight.

  • Taylor is named 2019 Distinguished Young Woman

    Cheering filled the gymnasium as Kate Taylor was named the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County.

    “I’m still in shock, this is a dream come true,” Taylor said after receiving the award. “I’ve waited all my life for this moment.”

    Taylor, the daughter of Dan and Anne Margaret Taylor, said it’s a family tradition, as her cousins have won the past two years.

    “I had very big shoes to fill,” she said.

  • High school anglers go to regional

    The Washington County High School Bass Fishing team wrapped up its season fishing at the KHSAA regional tournament at Lake Cumberland.
    The Commanders’ region encompasses a swath of the state that stretches from Louisville to the Tennessee border. More than 170 boats launched from Burnside Island, with only 29 spots available for state tournament qualification.

  • Commanders end season

    All good things must come to an end. For the Washington County baseball team, season finale came in an 8-4 loss to the Central Hardin Bruins in the semifinals of the regional tournament.
    The end was delayed more than once. A narrow win over Adair County in the opening round stretched the Commanders’ season farther than it went last year, and bad weather pushed the game against Central Hardin back four days.

  • World What?

    Do you want something more?
    Maybe the drought of major sporting events in the summer months has your desperate for a new fix. Maybe you’re burned out from watching the same two teams compete for the NBA Championship year after year. Maybe you’ve gotten so sucked in to playing FIFA on your PlayStation that now you want to take the next step into soccer fandom. Maybe you just love a good bit of drama.

  • 'Taps is America'

    I wrote awhile back about joining the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

    The Honor Guard is a group of about 40 veterans. Most of the members are in their 60s, 70s and 80s. One will actually be 93 this year. They volunteer their time at military funerals throughout a seven county area to include Washington County. These vets also perform at various other functions that require a military presence.