Today's News

  • 'Ghost Out' brings realism to consequences of impared driving

    It sometimes takes more than statistics and charts to make people truly understand. For administrators at Washington County High School, communicating the dangers of impaired and distracted driving to their students required making an extra effort. The ‘Ghost Out’ program was developed by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to help students “experience the seriousness and finality…and understand the dreadful consequences resulting from impaired driving.”

  • Commanders complete sweep of Thomas Nelson


    A week’s worth of sterling displays by the Commander baseball team was slightly tarnished as it was sent packing from the Class ‘A’ Regional Tournament in the first round. The loss came after the Commanders swept their three-game series against Thomas Nelson earlier in the week.

    Thomas Nelson Game 1

  • Lift, lower, repeat


    For some, 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning is bringing about the drowsy start of a comfortably lazy day. The height of activity is probably rolling out of bed, a shuffle for coffee and breakfast and maybe a heroic lift of the remote control to turn on the morning news. What brings greater happiness than pure relaxation?

    For some, it comes from the boom of music, the thunder of weights and a good sweat. Lots and lots of sweat.

  • Commanderettes round out week with wins

    Two wins last week have helped the Washington County softball team build up its record after a slow start to the season.  Victories over the Campbellsville Eagles and the Elizabethtown Panthers mean the Commanderettes are now 5-9 this season.

    According to head coach Christy Baker, the team’s improvements have come from their growing familiarity with one another.

  • Track team gets good run at Taylor County

    The Commanders reached the podium multiple times and capped off their meet at Taylor County with a collection of first place finishes.

    Once again, the 4x200 meter relay team took the top spot, beating out the Taylor County side by more than six seconds. Matthew Cochran, Denzel Churchill, Cody Spalding and Samuel Goins turned in a time of 1:40.74, their fastest finish this season.

    The 4x100 meter relay team also picked up a first-place finish, with Lance Herald, Churchill, Cochran and Adarius Walker finishing in a time of 49.77.

  • Campbell living a life in show business

    Nick Schrager


    Charlotte Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Washington County High School, has been living a dream – one that has taken her to New York City and beyond.

    Charlotte, the daughter of Philip and Erika Campbell, has made a living in show business, and is currently in Colorado co-costuming “Ragtime” and playing Evelyn Nesbit in the show, a showgirl and pop culture figure in 1906.

  • Learning valuable lessons

    How well do you know the constitution? I mean, really know it. Enough to sit in front of a panel of judges and explain how the values and principals embodied within it have shaped American institutions and practices throughout history?

    If you’re in need of a lifeline, your best bet may be Amy Thompson’s AP government class at Washington County High School.

  • Board abolishes job description amid deficit

    The Washington County Board of Education axed one job description, leaving its duties to be absorbed by others.
    The board voted unanimously to abolish the college and career ready position in the wake of a $400,000 budget deficit.
    “We have to live within that,” Superintendent Robin Cochran said. “I don’t have three people saying they’re interested in a tax increase, either…”
    Cochran said many districts have that position, and it’s needed, but the board needs to reduce expenditures.

  • Reladyne has oil spill in Springfield Thursday

    Reladyne, a lubricant and fuel distributor, spilled oil into the stream off Main Street last week.
    According to Ashley Rickman and Sean Largent of Reladyne, recycled oil spilled into the stream off Main Street near Bluegrass Dairy around noon Thursday, but the oil has been contained.
    Both said cleanup efforts are in the works, and there’s no danger to the public.
    “It’s been contained to a specific area,” Largent said. “And we have an environmental company on site cleaning it up right now.”

  • Fiscal Court: Landfill will need to close

    The Department of Environmental Protection and Waste Management sent a letter stating that the Washington County Landfill will need to close. The Department’s report last year found four violations at the county landfill, three of which were because of the lack of a certified landfill operator. The county was able to satisfy those demands, but an issue with the slope on the sides of the landfill means that a complete shutdown is necessary.