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Today's News

  • Herald reflects on Citizen of the Year award

    This year’s Citizen of the Year Award went to someone who’s dedicated the last five years to Central Kentucky Community Theatre, Craig Herald.

  • Hunt retires from 4-H after more than 34 years

    Washington County 4-H agent Roberta Hunt is calling it a career.

    Hunt retired from her position after more than 34 years. She started her career in September 1983. Prior to that, she worked as an agent for three years in Hickman County, near the Mississippi River.

    Washington County was a prime spot for the Montgomery County native.

    “It was an hour from Louisville, and hour from Lexington,” she said. “It was only an hour-and-a-half away from home.”

  • Willisburg bank robbed Friday

    A bank robbery occurred in Willisburg Friday, and police are still searching for the suspect.

    The Willisburg branch of Springfield State Bank was robbed just before 6 p.m. Friday evening.

    According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the department responded to the call at approximately 5:50 p.m.

  • Elite Eight exit for Commanderettes

    Arriving at the Class ‘A’ State Tournament as massive underdogs wasn’t something Washington County head coach Christy Baker wanted her team to focus on.

    “I don’t talk to them about rankings,” she said. “We just play. We don’t care how other people judge us. We’re here to play for our team.”

  • Winless weekend for Commander baseball

    The results were anything but memorable for the Commanders as they lost three in a row at the end of last week.

    “This week we bumped up the competition a little bit and played some tough teams,” said head coach Adam Blair. “It might hurt our record at times, but like I told the kids, I can schedule weaker teams and make us look good, but in the long run it’s not going to help us.”

     

    Game 1 v. Anderson County Bearcats

  • Hurst, Willis named co-MVP’s

    End-of-the-year awards were given out at the boys’ basketball banquet last week.

    Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst shared Most Valuable Player honors after the two juniors helped lead the team to a 17-13 record.

  • Tourism tax used to benefit community

    Three percent.

    That’s what anyone in Springfield pays on top of their bill at restaurants, hotels and Air BnB homes.

    But where does that 3 percent go?

    It goes into tourism.

    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin and tourism board chair Channing Nally, the tax, which was implemented in 2008, brings in approximately $140,000-$240,000 annually.

    The tourism board oversees the funds, and like any other entity, McMillin said they are audited every year.

  • WCPL hires new director

    Washington County has a new library director, and he’s bringing years of experience with him.

    Shaun Whiteaker, 46, started his new job last week, and said he’s looking forward to building upon the success of Washington County Public Library. Whiteaker, and his wife, Holly, have two children, Elijah and Jonah.

  • 'Ghost Out' brings realism to consequences of impared driving

    It sometimes takes more than statistics and charts to make people truly understand. For administrators at Washington County High School, communicating the dangers of impaired and distracted driving to their students required making an extra effort. The ‘Ghost Out’ program was developed by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to help students “experience the seriousness and finality…and understand the dreadful consequences resulting from impaired driving.”

  • Commanders complete sweep of Thomas Nelson

     

    A week’s worth of sterling displays by the Commander baseball team was slightly tarnished as it was sent packing from the Class ‘A’ Regional Tournament in the first round. The loss came after the Commanders swept their three-game series against Thomas Nelson earlier in the week.

    Thomas Nelson Game 1