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Today's News

  • Boone recounts struggle with Hodgkin’s

    The annual Washington County Relay for Life event has become the most popular way to recognize local cancer survivors, and the 2015 version will be much the same.

    Some survivors have been fighting the disease for years, while others only recently found out about the incredible challenges that lie ahead. Cancer also doesn’t discriminate based on age, as was the case when Springfield native Katie Boone was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer of the immune system — on Feb. 5 of last year as a freshly turned 21-year-old.

  • Geronimo indicted in April stabbing

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

    - Oscar I. Geronimo, 21, of 111 Domas Court in Springfield, was indicted late last month in connection to charges brought following a stabbing at Carmona’s Bar and Grill at 307 Perryville Road on April 12.

    Geronimo stands accused of stabbing Juan P. Dominguez, 28, of Springfield, in the chest with an eight-and-a-half-inch pocket knife following an altercation.

  • June Sew This & That

    Marion Mulligan and Rita Yates

    We must sound like a broken down old record. But we’ll say it again. Change your sewing machine needle often. This is mainly the cause of all sewing machine problems.

  • Become a reading superhero

    This year the Washington County Public Library has, once again, planned a wide variety of educational, entertaining and fun programs to help you fill your summer days.

  • News briefs for 6/3

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  • SCC announces new men’s basketball coach

    For the last 20 basketball seasons Joe Krupinski has been a big part of the regional and national basketball success at five different institutions.

    As of Thursday, he will now add the sixth to his resume as he was named the new men’s basketball coach at St. Catharine College.
    Krupinski comes to St. Catharine College from American International College (Springfield, Mass.) where he was an assistant for one year. Previous to that, Krupinski was head coach for six years at Lyndon State College in Vermont.

  • Softball season comes to a close

    The Washington County Commanderettes’ season came to a close last week when they fell in the opening round of the regional tournament on May 25. They fell 11-1 in six innings to the Green County Dragons (21-16) at North Hardin.

    The Commanderettes were coming of an 8-1 loss to the Bethlehem Banshees in the 19th District championship.

    Statistics and a box score for their final game were not available at press time.

  • Commanders’ season ends at regionals

    After winning their first regional tournament game in four years, the Washington County Commanders’ season came to an end when the Central Hardin Bruins shut them out 7-0 in seven innings last week.

    The defeat ended the Commanders’ 22-11 run this year.

    “I’m proud of my guys,” Commanders head coach Adam Blair said. “They achieved so much this year, we won double the games we did last year.”

  • 'I didn't think I'd be here'

    A small airplane made an emergency landing on a highway in northern Washington County Thursday afternoon.

    A 1977 Grumman American Tiger four-seater went down around 1 p.m. on Ky. 555 near Willisburg Exit 42 of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Pilot Robert Kinion, 57, of Chester, S.C., was piloting the craft alone.

    “I lost power and had to do an emergency landing,” he said. “I picked this spot and I just put it down.”

    No one was injured, but the experience left the pilot shaken.

  • News briefs for 5/27

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