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Today's News

  • SCC student fees could be returned

    Former Saint Catharine College students who had paid fees, security deposits or other money, which were being held by the college, may be getting those returned to them soon.  The court-appointed Receiver, LS Associates, LLC, has asked the Federal Court to establish a student refund account to facilitate the return of approximately $180,000 in student fees and claims ranging from $50 to $6,792 each. 

  • Sweet as honey

    Writer's note: the original version of this story attributed a quote from a website to Danny Ray Spalding. The story has been has corrected. A clarification will appear in next week's issue of The Sun.

     

    Even though St. Catharine College has closed, St. Catharine Farm is buzzing with activity. 

    Literally.

  • 3-Peat

    Three years. Three championships.

    Ever since a realignment placed Washington County in the 12th Region of the All “A” Classic in 2014, the Commanderette volleyball team has dominated, winning the title each season in its new region. 

    WC continued that streak on Saturday at Somerset High School, defeating Somerset and Danville on its way to a third consecutive championship.

  • Commanders fall to 0-2 on season

    The Washington County Commanders (0-2) had the ball with less than a minute to play with an opportunity to win Saturday night but fell just short against the Taylor County Cardinals (1-1) in the Forcht Bank Bowl, losing 32-26.

    The matchup literally started with a bang, as thunder and lightning forced the game into a delay that would last for three hours and caused the cancellation of a contest featuring Casey County and Glasgow that was slated to follow WC’s game.

  • WC volleyball starts season 0-3

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost their first three games of the season last week, but they did so while playing three of the top teams in the 5th Region.

    And that was by design, according to head coach John Rogers.

    “We wanted to load that schedule up, and with the way the girls are fighting, they understand what the game plan is,” he said. “0-3 has no negative effect on us whatsoever as far as the district tournament and the region tournament go, unless we let it.”

  • Board OKs tax collection

    The Washington County Board of Education has finalized the collection process for taxes in the wake of November’s election.

  • Small tax hike could bring in almost $15,000 for county

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the county’s tax levy on property will be 8 cents per every $100 in assessed value.

    The current rate is 7.7 cents and the raise will bring in $14,918 in one year. 

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, someone who owns property valued at $100,000 could expect to see their taxes go up $3.

  • Commanders lose opening game

    The Washington County Commanders found themselves in a shootout last Friday night, but they were unable to come out with a win, falling short 54-40 against the high-powered offense of the Western Hills Wolverines during the season opener.

    Despite a two-possession deficit on the board at the end of the game, it looked as if Western Hills would run away in a blowout early on.

  • Film could lead to local coffee shop

    The Woman’s Club building has been transformed into a coffee shop called Gushers, and it could remain that way after the most recent city council meeting.

    The film “Tragedy Girls,” which has also been referred to by its production name Sadie & McKayla, has been filming in Springfield since the end of July, and when the movie called for a smoothie shop for the main characters to visit, the props department created one in the Woman’s Club building.

  • That's a wrap!

    ... And cut!

    Hollywood will begin to scale down its presence in the small towns of Springfield and Lebanon as it wraps up production of the movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film portraying an adventure of two teenaged girls, later this week.

    According to Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian, producers of the movie, the production of the film has gone extremely well.