Today's News

  • Esports come to Kentucky high schools

    The newest competition among high schools won’t take place on the court or on the field, but online. The National Federation of State High School Associations, the body responsible for governing high school sports nationwide, announced earlier this year that they would begin introducing esports to high schools and state associations around the country.

  • WCHS alum earns starting spot at Cumberlands

    College football was not the original plan for Adam Smith, but four years of hard work have seen him rise from scout teamer to varsity starter at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The road to get there hasn’t been a simple one.
    “During high school, I was more looking into playing baseball,” Smith says.
    When a good opportunity to play in college wasn’t available, he took a year at community college, taking classes and trying to figure out what he should do next.

  • Friday fire damages Cecconi’s Restaurant

    A Friday evening fire left damage to a local landmark.

    A fire alarm sounded for Cecconi’s Restaurant, located at 117 W. Main Street in Springfield, Friday evening around 6:30 p.m., according to Springfield Fire Chief Jim Logsdon.

    The fire apparently began in a wall, according to Logsdon. He said a bird’s nest was found inside the wall, but he is not certain if it had anything to do with the fire. He did say a cigarette could possibly have contributed to the fire.

  • State’s longest covered bridge reopens

    Kentucky’s longest wooden covered bridge is open once again. A ribbon cutting at the Beech Fork Bridge last week celebrated the completion of a restoration project that began over two years ago.

    “It is our responsibility to restore and preserve the wonderful heritage of design and craftsmanship that is represented in this iconic structure. The Beech Fork Covered Bridge is a treasure that the nation, state and especially our county can be proud of,” said Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles in a press release.

  • Local voter turnout among state’s highest

    With a voter turnout of 57.81 percent, Washington County voters should be proud to have represented themselves as well as nearly any county in Kentucky in last week’s general election. Of the registered 8,932 voters, the county saw 5,164 turn out at the polls. Only five other counties had a higher voter turnout, with Woodford County leading the way at 60.8 percent.

  • End of the road for WC football

    Washington County’s hopes for a third-straight playoff win were dashed after losing 50-44 to Lloyd Memorial Friday night in Erlanger, Kentucky.

    “I felt like it was going to be one of those games,” said Commanders’ head coach Eric Sagrecy. “We’ve got great playmakers, they’ve got great playmakers…it could get rolling in that situation and there could be a lot of points scored.”

  • ‘Blessing Box’ provides food for community

    A newly installed ‘Blessing Box’ outside of the Springfield Police Station will provide a new resource for those in need. The box acts as a small food pantry, open for anyone at any time.

  • High school honors veterans

    Washington County High School hosted its annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday morning. The guest speaker was Roger Milburn, a veteran who retired in 2010 after serving more than 43 years in the Army National Guard.

  • St. Catharine to be auctioned

    St. Catharine College is going on the auction block again.
    According to paperwork filed in federal court, the auction of the now-closed school will be held Nov. 30 in the Emily W. Hundley Library.
    The deadline to submit a bid is Nov. 27.

    The minimum bid for tracts 1-4 has been set at $1.3 million, and the minimum bid for tracts 1-3 known as bypass property is $3,000 per acre. The minimum bid for all of the properties as a package is $1.42 million.

  • Graves wins judge, Pinkston still sheriff


    There was no doubt Washington County would have a new judge-executive following Tuesday’s election. The only thing in doubt was who would claim the position.

    In a tight race, separated by only 172 votes, Democrat Timothy Graves defeated Republican Tony Royalty 2,621 to 2,449.