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Today's News

  • Springfield grandma nearly duped in scam

    A Washington County grandmother says she was nearly duped into wiring money overseas in a bogus scam that seems to be plaguing the region.
    Earlier last week, Marion County Sheriff’s officers warned residents there of a potential scam targeting the elderly. Local authorities say they’ve received scattered reports of scammers here.
    A Springfield woman told The Sun she was nearly a victim of that scam.
    The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she received a phone call about 9:30 a.m., Jan. 11, from a man who posed as her grandson.

  • Superintendent negotiating new 4-year contract

    Washington County Schools Superintendent Robin Cochran is negotiating a new four-year contract with the district.
    Preliminary terms of the agreement indicate Cochran will earn no less than her current annual salary of $109,249.25.
    Details will be finalized sometime before July 1, Cochran said, when the new contract is expected to begin.
    “I’m really excited,” she said. “I’ll be working to keep stability in the district.”

  • Hodgenville firm wins local bridge bids

    County officials on Monday discussed
    projects at Valley Hill and Grundy Home roads.
    Bridge replacements are needed at both locations and Hornback Construction, based in Hodgenville, was awarded both projects after submitting the lowest bids for each. Hornback placed a bid of $29,940 for work on Valley Hill Road, with an estimate of $148,370 for the Grundy Home Road project.

  • Postal service cutting Saturday service

    Saying it was tired of waiting for Congress to take action, the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced it plans to stop delivery and collecting of letters on Saturdays effective Aug. 5. But packages will continue to be delivered.
    The postal service said the move would save $2 billion a year, according to CNN.
    “It’s a responsible decision. It makes common sense,” said Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO of the postal service.

  • Too cool for a school

    When the new Washington County High School opens its doors in fall 2014, district officials say it will be modern and refined with contemporary amenities found at Starbucks and other upscale businesses.
    Plans for the 600-student capacity school show a sleek, 100,000 square-feet building, featuring Wi-fi hotspots and computerized kiosks meant to serve as a one-stop concierge for students and staff. A grand foyer will welcome visitors, while
    furnishings will be flanked mostly in red, blue and neutral accents.

  • Fire, death, assault

    Details uncovered in court documents reveal a glimpse into the life of a Springfield family afflicted by tragedy and may ultimately provide a motive for a destructive 2010 house fire and the damning allegations that surfaced nearly a year later.  
    Kenneth W. Thompson, 45, of 202 Commercial Ave., who faces 36 counts of incest, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Feb. 20 in Washington Circuit Court.  

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  • Women's self-defense offered

    Are you getting ready to head out to college? Do you find yourself leaving an office building after dark? Do you feel uneasy taking a walk alone? The 4-H Teen Club is sponsoring a women’s self-defense class that will take place over two nights.  The dates are Monday, Feb. 25 and Monday, Mar. 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Four Dragons Mixed Martial Arts Academy located between IGA and Fred’s. The cost can be paid at the door.

  • 2004-05 Commanderettes to be honored on Friday

    Members of the 2004-05 Washington County girls' basketball team will be recognized at halftime of the Commanderettes' senior night game on Friday night against Burgin.

    The '04-05 Comm-anderettes won 18 games on their way to the 5th Region championship and a berth in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA girls' sweet sixteen basketball tournament.

  • Howard named MSC player of the week

    St. Catharine senior Janae Howard is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

    The MSC weekly honor is Howard’s first this season and of her career.

    Howard averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds last week while leading the Patriots to home wins over UVa.-Wise and Pikeville.