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Today's News

  • Cheers to 10 years

    It was just 10 years ago when construction of what is now the Washington County Judicial Center was completed. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the building is where many local judges, attorneys, and court staff members spend their time.

    All costs associated with the building are paid by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), which leases the space.

  • Treasurer: no surprises in 2019-20 county budget

    By Abigail Whitehouse

    There are no major surprises to be found in Washington County’s budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to Treasurer Carla Hardin.

    The Washington County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the budget on May 13.

    Hardin said there were few changes in the budget, compared to last year.

    “There’s really not a lot of differences,” she said following Tuesday’s meeting. “We pretty much followed last year’s (budget).”

  • Survey finds teen mental health issues on rise statewide

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    The school districts of Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties will participate in a five-year, $9 million program to increase awareness of mental-health issues among Kentucky students.

  • Springfield hires new assistant clerk

    City of Springfield

    Mayor Debbie Wakefield has announced that Jessica Edelen Hart has accepted the position at Springfield City Hall as Assistant City Clerk.

    Hart officially began her duties May 6, according to a press release.

  • A mother's blessing

    Angela “Tulie” Railey has what most would consider a big family. She is the mother of 11 kids, six girls and five boys. The eldest two come from her first marriage, and the other nine come from her current marriage.

    “My oldest two were by my first marriage, then I got a divorce,” Railey said. “I ended up with my husband now. We had the other nine children, and he’s been around the oldest since they were two and three so he is more of their dad.”

  • Giving back is what it is all about

    Jesse McClain is a sixth-grade student at North Washington Elementary School and like most kids he has a passion. While some students love sports, and others love academics, it is clear in the first few minutes of meeting Jesse that his passion is art.

    Giving back is something that Jesse is adamant about, he said. He said he just wants people to enjoy his artwork.

    “I like to use my art to give back to people,” Jesse said. “I like to make people happy and joyful. I really like to bring a smile on peoples faces with my artwork.”

  • Commanderettes dominate senior night

    Last Tuesday the Washington County Commanderettes celebrated senior night with wishing six seniors farewell and they did it in fashion. They dominated Nelson County to keep their streak of district wins in tact as their year begins to wrap up.

  • Commanders unable to hold off late run against Bethlehem

    The Washington County Commanders were unable to hold off a late run by Bethlehem. Bethlehem got a three-run fifth inning to push past WC in the win.

  • Big district win for Commanders

    After dropping the first two game of the series to Thomas Nelson, the Washington County Commanders were able to get the bats going to beat them in the last game. The Commanders combined for 14 hits in the win with a final score of 19-2.

  • Commanderettes knocked out of All A by Green County

    The Washington County Commanderettes participated in the All A State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro over the weekend. The Commanderettes were unable to mount a comeback against Green County as they would lose in the quarter finals after advancing to the eight-team bracket.