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Today's News

  • Ernie ‘Sticktight’ Akins to release CD

    If you live in Washington County, chances are you’ve heard of the local musician, Ernie “Sticktight” Akins.
    And if you have, he has some exciting news – he’s releasing his first self-titled album, “Sticktight.”

  • Taylor places in top 10 at state DYW

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman, Kate Taylor, placed in the top 10 at the state DYW program in Lexington over the weekend.

  • A perfect start to the year

    Washington County extended their winning streak to four last week after picking up wins over Nelson County and Model.

    Last Tuesday night the Commanders traveled to Nelson County for their second meeting with the Cardinals this season. Nelson County was looking for redemption after a 61-39 Washington County rout in the first matchup.

  • Girls bounce back with district win

    The Commanderettes notched a 20-point win over district opponent Nelson County last Tuesday night, the team’s first win of the new year.

    A young Lady Cards’ roster was completely outmatched early on by Washington County, as the first quarter ended with the Commanderettes leading 19-3.

  • Back-to-back wins for boys team

    It’s early in the year, but the hottest ticket of 2019 may have already been sold. Saturday night’s contest between Washington County and Marion County provided all the nail-biting, fist-clenching, stomach-churning excitement you could ask for in a basketball game that fully lived up to its “Border War” moniker. A tense 32 minutes of play came to an end with the Commanders on top, despite a last-second heave from Marion County that could have tipped the scales the other way.

  • Bookmobile travels hundreds of miles each month

    Diana Morgan has been the Washington County Public Library’s Bookmobile driver for nearly three years. If you pressed her to tell you what the most frequently asked question about the bookmobile is, she’d tell you it’s all about the keeping everything in place.

  • County unemployment numbers among state’s lowest

    The latest figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics brought positive news for Washington County. The county’s unemployment rate was reported at three percent, half a point lower than the state average. Among the surrounding counties, only Anderson (2.9 percent) and Spencer (2.7 percent) ranked lower.

  • Flu widespread in commonwealth

    It’s that time of year again - it’s flu season.
    According to a press release from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the flu is now considered widespread in the commonwealth, though no cases in Washington County have been confirmed.

  • Winless weekend for Commanderettes

    There has been no respite for the Washington County Commanderettes at the start of 2019. The new year began with the team losing to Bardstown. Since then, the results have yet to improve. Friday night’s loss to the Bethlehem Banshees was followed up by another one-sided matchup against the Lady Knights of Marion County.

  • Smith to face additional charges

    The man who police believe planned to carry out a mass shooting at an industry in Springfield in November attempted to start a fire at the Marion County Detention Center on Dec. 29, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.