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Today's News

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

    In the months since, the virus has been eradicated from the U.S. but continues to be a serious concern in many African countries. Roughly 9,000 people have been killed by Ebola to this point, but a therapeutic that has been used in emergency situations could hold the answer of how to beat the virus.

  • Two men face four felonies

    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.

    Two men were indicted on Feb. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court of multiple felonies, including robbery in the first degree (Class B) and impersonating a peace officer (Class D).

    Jason L. Keene, 32, of 301 Village Loop in Lebanon and James D. Wray, 35, of 129 Armory Hill in Springfield, were each charged in connection with a Jan. 3 incident.

  • Road upgrades approved

    With the benches full of visitors, the Washington County Fiscal Court went far beyond the motions as it tackled big issues on Feb. 27. The meeting, which discussed the Conservation District’s millage tax request and rural secondary roads, among other big issues, lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

    Road budget

  • Rearranging the pieces

    Washington County School Board members toured the former Washington County High School facility on Monday prior to a special-called meeting. The tour acted as a refresher of the layout of the building for officials before discussing what the future holds for the school.

    It appears all but set that Washington County Elementary School and Washington County Middle School will each occupy the building at least by the 2016-17 school year, the main question that remains unanswered is exactly who will go where.

  • Hosparus helping patients in central Kentucky

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.

    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.

    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Top-10 in Kentucky job growth

    The Cabinet for Economic Development recently conducted a study to determine which Kentucky counties were most successful in creating jobs in 2014, and the results showed that things continue to head in the right direction locally.

    Marion County owns the highest growth rate from last year, while Washington County came in seventh in the state as the only other county represented from central Kentucky. Other counties in the top-10 include Fulton, Boone, McCracken, Shelby, Powell, Metcalfe, Daviess and Todd.

  • Mid-South women’s basketball tournament

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket today following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with four quarterfinal games at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Saturday with the semifinals and concludes on Sunday with the championship game.

    MSC regular season champion and No. 1-seed Campbellsville (27-2) and eighth-seeded St. Catharine (10-20) opens the tournament at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • Mid-South men’s basketball tournament

    Mid-South Conference officials announced the 2015 MSC Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket following Saturday’s regular season finales.

    The conference tournament begins on Thursday, March 5, with a first-round game at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The tournament continues on Friday with four quarterfinals games with the semifinals slated for Saturday night. The championship game is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

  • Murphy’s three lifts Patriots over Georgetown

    Matt Taylor’s St. Catharine Patriot squad has had an up-and-down season, but on Thursday night, they played their best when their backs were against the wall. After being decimated by injuries they picked up an upset victory over No. 7 Georgetown College 71-68 in front of a packed house at Lourdes Hall.

  • Accuracy improves for WC archers

    The Washington County High School archery team traveled to Boyle County last weekend to compete in the Boyle County Rebel Classic. The tournament was hosted on Feb. 29.

    “I think they’ve done real well,” archery head coach Jeff Grigsby said after the team took aim.

    “I think most of them probably got the best scores they’ve shot all year.”

    In fact, junior archer Hannah Simpson took the lead for the team by placing seventh overall in the high school division and fourth overall in the 11th grade girls division.