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Today's News

  • Pennington's defense seeks evidence from the commonwealth

    Just four days after Crystal Warner’s remains were laid to rest, the man accused of killing her and her boyfriend, Robert Jones, appeared in district court where his defense asked for evidence they say wasn’t received.

  • Ide Hour Park to go tobacco free

    Idle Hour Park will soon be a smoke-free and tobacco-free location.

    The Springfield City Council voted to make Idle Hour Park smoke and tobacco free at Tuesday’s meeting. Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said this decision came after several complaints concerning the use of chewing tobacco and cigarette smoking at the park. A planter was also damaged due to butts being improperly disposed of.

    “The use of these products around children were concerning,” she said.

  • Commanders defeat Green County 11-1

    The Washington County baseball team won its last two games of the regular season, defeating Green County 11-1 on Wednesday, May 17, and Campbellsville 20-1 Thursday, May 18. The wins put the Commanders three games above .500 (19-16) going into the postseason.

    Washington County 11

    Green County 1

  • Commanderettes fall to Lincoln on Senior Night

    Monday’s game against Lincoln County was senior night for the Commanderettes softball team, but it was a long night for the home team as they fell to the visiting Lady Patriots 7-2.

    Prior to the game, three seniors were recognized from the Washington County team: Madison White, Teresa Fenwick and Anne Fallis.

    “It was a joy and a privilege to get to coach these girls during their time here,” said head coach Christy Baker. “I wish them all the best in their futures.”

  • Renovations at new WCES nearly complete

    Renovation work at the new Washington County middle and elementary school is nearly complete.
    According to Jean-Paul Grivas, the architect of the renovation, 99 percent of the work has been completed at the school.
    “We’ve just got a little bit of work to do,” he said during the school board’s monthly meeting.
    The work that remains includes some painting, masonry work and flooring.

  • SCC's suit against DOE dismissed

    The court-appointed receiver for the Saint Catharine College lawsuit with Huntington Bank filed a report to the U.S. District Court that there are no funds available to pay 56 vendors the $355,600 they claim is owed.

    According to the report, “Upon the receiver’s arrival, SCC did not have an updated, accurate accounts payable aging.”

  • Memorial Day celebration at Willisburg

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and everyone is preparing for the long weekend.  While some may go on a short vacation, others choose to stay home and enjoy the activities in their local communities. That’s what residents of Willisburg will be doing this Memorial Day weekend at Willisburg Community Park, with a variety of activities for participants to enjoy and bring the family.

  • Four indicted by grand jury

    A man accused of fleeing police was indicted on seven charges.

  • SCC coach, players find success at Midway

    When St. Catharine College closed its doors in June 2016, SCC baseball coach Luther Bramblett was left with many questions. He, along with the student-athletes he coached and mentored, faced uncertain futures as a result of the closing.

    “It was a difficult time,” said Bramblett, who spent 15 years as the head baseball coach at St. Catharine.

  • Commanders fall to Kentucky Country Day

    The Washington County Commanders traveled to Louisville Saturday, May 13, to battle Kentucky Country Day. The game quickly got away from the Commanders in the second inning, and they couldn’t recover, suffering an 11-0 loss.

    “KCD is a good team,” said Commander head coach Adam Blair. “They got away from us early.”

    After allowing an early run in the first inning, KCD scored seven runs in the second to put the game out of reach for the Commanders.