Today's News

  • Living with autism

    Nick Schrager


    “They say lightning doesn’t strike twice. Yes, it does, in the same spot.”

    Those are the words of Christy Key, the mother of JaDeyen (J.D.), 13, and Onesti Short, 3, who both have autism.

    J.D. goes to Washington County Middle School and Onesti attends the preschool in Springflied for speech. Their father is Maurice Short and they have an older sister, LaDymon Key, who is a senior at Washington County High School.

  • McCain brothers win Entrepreneur of the Year award

    McCain Brothers Excavating was awarded the Entrepreneur of the year award by the chamber during their annual awards banquet. This award is given to a Washington County entrepreneur who has started their own business in the community and contributed to our county’s growth.

    The McCain brothers have done just that as they started out doing small jobs in Springfield and have now grown to do bigger commercial jobs throughout the country. Terrence McCain one of the McCain brothers talks about their growth.

  • Commanderettes continue district dominance

    The Washington County Commanderettes continue their dominance in district action. They are 3-0 in district play and look to continue that as the season continues. A 16-1 victory over Bardstown High School is their most recent example of this dominance.

    This was a three-inning game for WC and Maddie Pettus threw all three innings. She started the game with a quick four pitch at bat and was able to strike them out. She gave up a single to centerfield. She then got a fielder’s choice at second, before striking out the third to make it a quick inning for WC.

  • Commanders unable to hold on to early lead

    The Washington County Commanders took an early lead against LaRue County but were unable to hold on as LC won 9-4. Error’s were the Commanders downfall as they made six errors during the game.

  • 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.

  • Esper to be Honor Flight passenger

    Dennis Esper, a Vietnam veteran, will be getting the welcome home he never got when he goes on the Honor Flight on April 27.

    The flight will take him and 75 other veterans from Vietnam and the Korean War to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

    Dennis, a resident of the Texas community, has been in Washington County with his wife, Jean, for the last 10 years.

  • Getting their hands dirty: WCHS greenhouse a success

    Students are getting their hands dirty at Washington County High School – literally.

    The greenhouse at the high school is in its fourth year of producing plants. Before then, the greenhouse at the old high school was open for more than 20 years.

    According to Bart Mattingly, the agriculture teacher at WCHS, the greenhouse is a Kentucky Ag Development funded program.

    “It’s something we’ve built a cliental from over 20 years,” he said.

    Currently, there are 22 students enrolled in the course.

  • Woodson named new Commanders head coach

    Stephen “Stevie” Woodson, formerly the assistant coach at Central Hardin High School, has been named the new Commanders basketball head coach. Last week Woodson spent time at Washington County High School meeting with players, staff, and even participating in a meet and greet at the high school.

    Woodson is accustom to the area as he grew up within the district that Washington County plays in. He is a graduate of Bardstown High School, and played sports there. He moved on to college where he continued his sports career.

  • 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.

  • 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.