Today's News

  • Fiscal court discusses addresses in regular session

    The Washington County Fiscal court met on April 8 in regular session. The court gave the first reading of the update for ordinance #1991-08. The original ordinance was published in 1988 and needed updates to it.

    The ordinance is to display the house number visibly on the house. The changes are to clarify the height of the numbers and some changes to the ordinance. They must be three inches tall, reflective for at night, and must be visible from the roadside.

  • Overcoming autism

    Meagan Graves knew from an early age that something was different about Ryan. After having Haylee a few years before, she and her husband, Tracey, knew what to expect as a parent when it came to raising a child, but nothing prepared her for the journey of autism.

    Ryan wasn’t meeting the same benchmarks as Haylee did as a new born and that worried Meagan like it would any mother. Ryan wasn’t able to communicate as well and that made things difficult for the family.

  • Mattingly wins Above and Beyond award

    The above and beyond award is given to someone who goes above and beyond for the community. Glenn Mattingly does just that. Mattingly says he was shocked to be awarded anything. That he just is doing his job.

  • Commanders drop two after extra-inning win

    After defeating Fairdale in extra innings of the first game of the Keaton Hall Wood Bat Memorial Tournament, the Commanders lost the next two games to finish the series. The two losses came against in-region team North Hardin, and out-of-region team Butler County.

    While WC was only able to get one win from the tournament, it’s important to remember that high school teams do not traditionally use wood bats, but instead still hit aluminum bats.

  • Commanderettes drop one of four in spring break tournament

    The Commanderettes won three of their four games at the Cal Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee during spring break.

  • Vehicle break-ins on the rise

    Residents, don’t forget to lock your vehicles.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been approximately 10 vehicle break-ins in Springfield over the last month.

    He said the thieves are mostly going for easy targets.

    “Primarily they are targeting unlocked vehicles,” Smith said. “We’ve had one report of a vehicle actually being broken into through a window. However, we find this is very out of the norm.”

    The thieves have made off with possessions of value.

  • Project Linus starts in Washington/Marion counties

    Meredith Hill is on a mission to bring comfort into children’s lives – one blanket at a time.

    Hill has started a Washington/Marion County chapter of Project Linus, which is a national organization that brings homemade blankets to children who are terminally ill or who have been affected by trauma.

    She added that sometimes blankets are brought to children who are up for adoption, as well.

    “This is the fifth chapter in Kentucky,” Hill said. “I think it’ll be a wonder organization for the community.”

  • Taylor's story

    Jacob Eads

    Kentucky Kernel

    Editor’s note: This story is being reprinted with permission from the Kentucky Kernel, a University of Kentucky student publication. The original story, published April 3, also included a profile on an additional UK student, Sean Culley.

    Taylor Rae Nolan was ready to start the spring semester.

  • Clements Ag Supply wins Agriculture Leader of the Year

    Trent Taylor


    Pat Clements, owner of Clements Ag Supply, was the recipient of the Agricultural Leader award. This award is given to an individual or business who has contributed significantly to the local agricultural community in the previous year.

    Clements is a third-generation seed dealer and is in his 42nd year of owning the store. His family got their beginnings with a seed cleaning business in Nelson County. One of his uncles moved to Washington County and opened his own seed cleaning business.

  • Softball gets shut out win over Berea

    Thursday the Commanderettes faced off against Berea. Washington County started with a run in the top of the first inning. Graves led against Berea. Graves saw four pitches before striking out. Maddie Pettus singled for the Commanderettes to get the first runner on the base paths. Trinity Baker came to the plate next for the Commanderettes and an error allowed Pettus to advance all the way to third. Baker then hit a single to shortstop scoring Pettus to give WC a 1-0 lead. Two quick ground outs by WC ended the top half of the inning.