Today's News

  • Perennials may be overcrowded

    Have your perennials been in their current location for at least three years?  Have you watered and fertilized them regularly throughout the growing season, yet they haven’t bloomed as much as usual and they just look tired?  Your perennials may be over crowded.  

  • WEDDING: Medley, Mattingly

    Jessica Marie Medley and Barton Wayne Mattingly were wed at 7 p.m. on July 9, 2011, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.
    She is the daughter of Glen and Sandy Medley of Springfield.
    He is the son of  Mike and Cheryl Mattingly of Springfield.
    The bride is a graduate of Washington County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed as a social worker for Kentucky River Foothills.

  • Driver in fatal crash pleads guilty

    An East Bernstadt  man will spend time behind bars for his actions leading to a fatal July 2010 accident.
    Stephen Sizemore, 55, entered a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter, 2nd degree, Friday in a criminal mediation held in Taylor County.

  • Property tax rates could go up, slightly

    The tax rate for real property in Washington County could go up one-tenth of a percent if the second reading of an ordinance passes on Sept. 12.

    The current tax rate is 7.5 percent on real property. A jump to 7.6 percent would compensate for a decrease in real estate and personal property valuation in the county.
    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said the court was allowed by law to increase the rate to 7.9 percent, but said that in the current economic climate a hike such as that would be unwise.

  • Local students, employers benefit from LTADD summer youth program

    Employers and students have reaped the benefits of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District’s (LTADD) summer youth program.

    The program has placed residents aged 18 to 21 in Nelson, Marion and Washington counties with employers for the summer for the past two years.
    “What we do is, we pay their wages,” Terri Thomas, with the LTADD, said. “Whatever the (employer) pays, that’s what we pay. If, for instance (someone) worked at TG Kentucky, we paid what TG would start their pay.”

  • SCC soccer begins

    The St. Catharine College womens’ soccer team opens the season today with a game at 6 p.m. against Ohio Midwestern University.

    The game will be played in Bardstown at Nelson County High School.
    The Patriot men also kick off the 2011 campaign today with a game at Asbury University.
    Both teams will be at home Saturday, also at Nelson County High School, when Ohio Christian University will provide the opposition. The women start at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3 p.m.

  • Krey selected for NTIS team

    Washington County High School sophomore Adam Krey was recently selected to play baseball for the USA Baseball / Ohio Valley region team. The team represents players from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Kentucky.

    According to an email from his mother, Maraline, the final elimination was held in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 6-7.

  • Commanderette soccer falls to 0-3

    The maiden voyage of Washington County High School girls’ varsity soccer has been a bit turbulent, but head coach Seamus Marrinan remains optimistic.

    “From my perspective, the girls have come a long way in a short period of time,” Marrinan said. “We have a lot of room for development, but I could not be more proud of how the girls fight and push themselves. As we get more experience, the fight and determination that they have will only make us better.”

  • Sister act - Cox family loves golf

    If the Cox family were to start a family band, buy a Greyhound bus and start touring, they would likely travel less miles.

    Instead of vocalizing, this family chooses golf.
    The Greyhound would probably still come in handy, though.
    Sisters Amanda (sophomore), Emily (seventh grade) and Olivia (fourth grade) Cox are starting to make their names known on courses across the state. Before it’s over, they’d like to expand their reach further.

  • Commanders play Lincoln in home opener tonight

    The Washington County High School Commander football team will play its home opener at 7:30 p.m. tonight against Lincoln County. Lincoln will try to avenge last season’s 17-16 loss to the Commanders.

    Lincoln County (0-2) enters the game with two losses, but Commander head coach Eric Sagrecy said the Patriots can’t be overlooked.