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Today's News

  • Mt. Zion Bridge vandalized

    The Mt. Zion Bridge has already been vandalized, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs your help.

    According to Washington County Sheriff Jerry Pinkston, the new lumber on the bridge has already been painted on multiple times, starting from early on in the year and scattered throughout the month of August.

    “People are writing profanity, they’re drawing stuff,” he said. “Some people put their initials and dates…”

    Right now, the sheriff has three suspects on video, and more video is being reviewed.

  • District's SRO was 2002 plane crash hero

    There’s no such thing as a typical day for Washington County’s school resource officer, but one thing’s for sure, officer Curt Bowen has had an exciting career in law enforcement.

    Before coming to Washington County as the district’s first SRO, Bowen had made a career in law enforcement in Lexington.

    “I was in the field most of the time,” he said.

    For 13 of those years, he was a field training officer, and also worked special assignments.

  • Brothers evacuate bases ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Seth and Thomas Mattingly, the sons of Steve and Vicky Mattingly, had to pack their families up in a hurry last week. That’s because the brothers, both Marines, were on station in North Carolina before Hurricane Florence struck Friday morning.

    Seth said they have experienced tropical storms, but he could sense something was different with Hurricane Florence.

    “I’d say we felt this one was going to be much more serious,” he said. “The atmosphere of it being bigger was noticeable everywhere we went.”

  • AT&T expands wireless internet access

    More than 900 rural homes and small business in Washington County will be eligible for wireless internet access through AT&T and the FCC’s Connect America Fund.

    “Technology infrastructure is an integral part of our community being economically competitive,” said Washington County Judge Executive John Settles in a press release. “This last mile solution ensures our families and businesses have the connections they need.”

  • WCHS golfers at All-A State

    Two Washington County golfers placed in the top eight at the All-A State Tournament in Richmond, Kentucky, this Saturday.

    Logan Wilson and Drew Yates teed-off Saturday morning amongst a field of about 100 other golfers from across the state. After 18 holes, Wilson finished tied for fifth place with a score of 77. Yates was only three spots behind with a score of 79.

  • Commanderettes go on winning run

    It was a successful week for Washington County volleyball as the team managed three wins in three games, including victories over two district opponents.

  • Back on track

    “I’ve never been closer to having a heart attack.”
    Head coach Eric Sagrecy spoke for many Washington County fans after his team pulled off a last-second comeback to defeat the Thomas Nelson Generals 45-43 in Friday night’s game.
    Moments of individual brilliance defined the game, as neither team’s defense was able to cope with the attacking talent on the field.

  • Bruins end Commanderette run

    After six wins through six matches, the Washington County volleyball team was brought back down to earth during a 3-0 defeat by the Central Hardin Bruins last Tuesday.
    The Commanderettes knew they were in for a tough match from the start. Central Hardin is the defending champion of the 17th District and the 5th Region. After only graduating two seniors from last year’s team, the Bruins’ roster and starting lineup are still packed with experienced talent.

  • Commanders slip in first loss

    A few pivotal plays ended up making all the difference during the Commanders’ loss to Kentucky Country Day on Friday night.
    Washington County’s defense held steady in the opening, ending the first Bearcat drive with a punt. Later in the quarter, a long pass from KCD got the team down to within the 20-yard line and in good position to take the contest’s first lead. But the Commanders’ defense held firm, made tackles in the backfield and forced a turnover on downs.

  • Sunday deliveries for Amazon packages

    No more waiting around. The Springfield Post Office will now provide Sunday deliveries of Amazon packages throughout the county.