Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall in road tests at Taylor, Boyle


    Washington County @ Boyle County
    Score: 70-41 Boyle County
    When: Saturday, Dec. 3
    Where: Boyle County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Shay Yocum

  • Commanders drop home opener in overtime


    Anderson County @ Washington County
    Score: 69-61(OT) Anderson County
    When: Friday, Dec. 2
    Where:Washington County High School
    Key players: ACHS - Lowell Gordon. WCHS - Thomas Spalding

  • Blaze destroys Willisburg mobile home

    A fire destroyed a mobile home on Tatum Springs Road in Willisburg on Friday afternoon.

    Willisburg Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Washington County Fire Department was en route with a tanker, but was called off.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," Willisburg fire chief Jessie Carney said.

    Carney said no electricity was hooked up to the trailer.

  • Fiscal court meets again about Tick Creek Road bridge


  • News briefs for 11-30


    Harvest for the Hungry

    The holiday season is a time of financial hardships for many Kentucky families. Your food bank needs your help! Start collecting non-perishable food items now through Dec. 15. Your food donations will help those who may otherwise go without. Participate by calling (270) 735-1407.

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  • Radio auction set for Sunday

    The Lions / Rotary radio auction begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and can be heard on WLSK 100.9 Mike FM radio.

    For those who want to see the auction live, it can be seen at Simms & Montgomery Insurance & Real Estate in downtown Springfield.
    Some of the items featured this year include University of Kentucky basketball tickets, Cincinnati Reds tickets, Louisville Ballet tickets to see Cinderella, grandstand seats at Keeneland, 25 tons of commercial rock and a Rumpke garbage can.
    Bids can be called in at (859) 336-3937.

  • School district receives more grant money

    Washington County Schools is part of another grant that will help students aim for career and college readiness.

    The school board voted to accept $140,000 from the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) Continuous Assessment and Algebraic Thinking: Keys for Career and College Readiness (CAAT) grant during the regular-scheduled meeting on Nov. 21 at Washington County High School.
    The grant, which focuses on math professional development throughout the district, begins on Jan. 1.

  • Time for the Heart of Kentucky Holiday festival

    ‘Tis the season for the Heart of Kentucky Holiday festival, which was recently awarded as a top 20 event for winter 2011 by the Southeast Tourism Society, which is comprised of 14 states.

    “The whole rationale behind our festival is to let people come and experience a country Christmas,” Nell Haydon, director of Springfield / Main Street Renaissance, said.

  • Bridge under review

    The Washington County fiscal court held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, and the bridge on Tick Creek Road was a focal point.

    The piers of the bridge are showing signs of deterioration and compromising the bridge’s architectural stability, and Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said something has to be done.
    “It’s a very serious situation. It is a structural problem and there doesn’t appear to be any way to repair what’s there.”