Today's News

  • The end of the road

    An early scoring surge from North Oldham was what put an end to the Washington County All-Star team’s run in the state tournament.
    After going through the first round of play undefeated and wholly untested, Washington County faced a substantial challenge going up against the team from North Oldham in the tournament semifinal. The tone was set early, as the Washington County offense went three up, three down in the top of the first and allowed North Oldham the chance to put the game’s first runs on the board.

  • Local horse wins big in New York

    She’s not the biggest, her pedigree isn’t the greatest and her legs are even a little crooked. But now, after nearly two years without a stakes win, Silverton Hill Farm’s Ruby Notion made her return to the winner’s circle spectacularly at the Caress Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York last Monday.

  • Court looks at new heavy machinery

    Washington County Fiscal Court is looking at replacing an important piece of equipment.

    The court took steps toward purchasing a new swing arm bush hog and tractor Friday when it voted to look at financing options. The court’s current machine has undergone too many repairs in a short amount of time.

    It would cost anywhere between $14,000-$18,000 to repair the current machine, which has gone through two engines in seven years.

    “It goes through the ringer for what it does,” Magistrate Hal B. Goode said.

  • St. Dominic School to play with WCMS/NWS football team

    Six St. Dominic School football players will be joining the Washington County Middle School/North Washington Middle School football team.

    The decision was made after a unanimous vote by the Washington County Board of Education during a special called session Monday night.

    One concern discussed was student discipline.

    John Graves, an athletic director at St. Dominic, said discipline is taken care of either by a coach or the athletic director, and then followed up with by the school’s principal, Pam Breunig.

  • African American Heritage Festival is Friday

    “Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes.”

    Those are the words of John “Willie” Ellery, the chairman of the African American Heritage Festival.

    The festival, which is set for Friday, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a commemorative book, which will be available for sale, as well as live music, food, and a parade.

  • All Stars sweep first round of State Tourney

    Washington County’s 11-year-old All-Stars cruised to three straight wins in the opening round of the State Little League Tournament over the weekend. It was a dominant performance from the Washington County squad as they outscored its opponents 39-0 and finished first place in its pool of four teams.

    Game 1 v. North Laurel

  • School bus stops to change

    Students in Washington County Schools will see a few bus stop changes this upcoming school year.

    According to Bob Holderman, the director of transportation for Washington County Schools, there are some areas where bus stops could be condensed.

    “That could potentially make our routes safer,” Holderman told the board. “And a lot of this just makes sense.”

  • County now utilizing Smart911 interface

    Washington County’s 911 Dispatch Center has been on the forefront of new technology for years, and now it’s just gotten more high tech.

    According to E-911 Dispatch Captain Danny Crouch, Washington County is one of the smallest counties in the commonwealth to adopt Smart911.

  • School supplies for Tanzanian children

    The adage says that it takes a village to raise a child. The village of Springfield is taking that a step further, drumming up a community effort that is sending aid to more than 300 children in the Tanzanian town of Likamba.

  • 11-year-olds claim district title

    Twice the Washington County 11-year-old  All-Stars were matched up against Adair County, and twice they came away victorious.

    In the first meeting, Adair County looked much more dangerous. After going up 3-0 in the first two innings, Washington County’s All-Stars roared back into the game by scoring seven unanswered runs across three innings and winning the game 7-3.