Today's News

  • Winter weather creates slick conditions in county

    Nick Schrager


    County roads saw slick conditions early Monday morning and ice is being blamed for several car wrecks.

    KY 53 in Willisburg was shutdown Monday, and a county ambulance collided with another vehicle while responding to a crash on Tick Creek Road.

    Emergency Medical Services director Mark Hale said no one was severely injured in the crash.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith has some advice for drivers this winter, but said the best way to avoid a wreck in winter weather is to not drive in it all.

  • Downs heads to state DYW program

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman left to stay with a host family Sunday as the state program draws near.

    Sarah Downs, 2018’s Distinguished Young Woman, will participate in the state DYW program in Lexington. She said there’s a high bar to meet this year after Elizabeth Medley, 2017’s DYW, took second place in the state.

    “I’m very nervous, actually,” she said. “There’s a lot of stuff we have to memorize for it and a lot of expectations.”

  • Boys struggle in Campbellsville tourney

    Campbellsville’s Holiday Classic Tournament provided a chance for the Washington County boys’ team to put an end to a string of bad results that had plagued them before Christmas. After the struggles looked like they would continue with an opening game loss to Gallatin County by a score of 62-53, the Commanders righted the ship with a win in their next game against Carlisle County 84-75. The chance to leave the weekend with a winning record was snatched away in the final game of the tournament after Lincoln County defeated the Commanders 47-45.

  • 2017: Looking back at a year of sports in Washington County


    Yates sinks 14 3-pointers,

    scores 57 in two games

    It was a hot-shooting night for sophomore guard Drew Yates that paced the Commanders, and Yates connected on 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range and finished the game with 33 points to fuel the 70-58 win for Washington County.

    In addition to his long-range marksmanship, Yates went a perfect 5-for- 5 from the free-throw line. Senior DT Yocum followed with 20 points in the win, including a 4-for-4 night at the charity stripe. He added a team-high nine rebounds on the night.

  • One dead after crash

    A single-vehicle rollover crash on Bloomfield Road left one person dead the day after Christmas.

    Kentucky State Police said Donald Ray Carny, 67, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving rolled over and landed in a ditch line. Trooper Adam Likins is investigating the wreck, which occurred at 3:46 p.m. A report said Carney was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram and lost control of his vehicle, hit a culvert, went airborne and overturned in the ditch.

  • WCSO will not release videos

    The Springfield Sun’s Freedom of Information Act request to view body camera videos showing the arrest of a fiscal court magistrate was denied.

    Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, was arrested on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

    He was released from custody before being booked at the Marion County Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment, which is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Washington County District Court.

  • 2017 Year in Review


    Medley shines at state DYW

    Elizabeth Medley represented Washington County well this past weekend as she brought home first runner-up honors from the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women competition.

    Medley, an 18-year-old senior at Washington County High School, is the daughter of Tony and Julie Medley of Springfield. She won the local competition last year, earning the right to represent the county in state competition against 30 other contestants in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

  • Mt. Zion Bridge complete, court will install cameras

    Work at the Mt Zion Bridge is complete, and Washington County Fiscal Court is very happy with the way it turned out.

    “The covered bridge looks great,” magistrate Terry Tingle said. “Those folks did a great job with it.”

    Tingle said the wood used in the construction will age and look even better in the next few years.

    “It’s got to darken some,” he said. “It looks great.”

  • Black will not seek re-election

    Glenn Black has been a public servant his entire adult life, and after 15 years in office, he’s hanging his hat up for good.

    Black, who has been the county clerk since 2003, has announced he will not seek re-election next year.

    “I think it’s time to go ahead and retire,” Black said in a quiet room in the back of his office. “I’ve been in some form of public service for nearly 50 years.”

    Folks who know Black from his time as clerk may not know that he was an educator for 34 years prior to that.

  • 12/27/17 Briefs

    Sheriff’s office closed on Saturdays
    Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. For tax payments, please use the drop box and for law enforcement issues, please call the Springfield Dispatch at (859) 336-5400.

    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
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