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Today's News

  • Seven indicted by grand jury

    Staff Report

     

    Seven people were indicted by a Washington County grand jury last week. 

    Makayla C. Ostertag, 20, of Louisville, was indicted for disorderly conduct in the second degree, a class B misdemeanor, and harassment, a violation. Bond was set at $500 full cash and she was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness. 

  • Year in review

    January

    • The Springfield Police Department started a fundraiser to purchase a K-9.

    • De’porres S. Thompson, of Springfield, was paralyzed after being shot. Mitchell Hughes, of Springfield, was accused of the assault.

    • Hannah Edelen, daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Edelen, competed in the state’s Distinguished Young Woman contest and earned the Spirit Award.

     

    February

  • Pennington to face the death penalty

    A man accused of murdering a northern Kentucky couple and dumping their bodies miles apart is now facing the death penalty. 

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office filed an intent to seek the death penalty against Craig A. Pennington, 52, in Washington County Circuit Court last week. 

    Pennington is charged with killing Robert Jones and Crystal Warner in July over a rent dispute and dumping their bodies in Clark and Bath counties.

    The cabin Pennington was renting from the couple is located on Texas Road in Springfield. 

  • Selling St. Catharine

    Editor’s note: this is the first installment of a series looking at the sale of items at St. Catharine College.

     

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    With the dust settled from the auction at St. Catharine College, one thing’s for sure; many items from the small Catholic college will be staying in the county.

  • Johnny Boone captured

    The eight-year run from the law by former Cornbread Mafia leader John Robert “Johnny” Boone has been put to an end.

    According to the U.S. Marshals Service, law enforcement officials captured Boone in a small town outside of Montreal, Canada, on Dec. 22. He’s facing U.S. federal drug charges.

     “This arrest was a result of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals Service in the Western District of Kentucky and Canadian Law Enforcement Officials,” the marshal service said. 

  • Ladies take two tough district losses

    A tough season continued down that path for the Washington County Commanderettes last week as they hosted a pair of district opponents.

    Nelson County visited the Commanderettes last Tuesday, handing the ladies a 69-23 loss.

    Madison Snellen led Washington County with eight points, followed by Lucky Burton with five and Kailey Thompson with four.

    Friday night brought the Bethlehem Banshees to visit. Although the Commanderettes got a better offensive output, the result was a 59-41 loss.

  • Drama in district play

    If you attended the Washington County Commanders’ two district games last week against Nelson County and Bethlehem, it’s understandable that your fingernails might be chewed down a bit. Coach Bernard Smalley and his boys played a pair of nailbiters, coming out on the short end in both.

    Tuesday night, Nelson County visited the WCHS gym, and the game was nip and tuck from the opening tip.

    The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period, with all of Washington County’s points coming from senior guard DT Yocum.

  • Court approves sale of SCC parcels

    Staff Report

     

    The U.S. District Court has given approval to sell two parcels of property near the St. Catharine College’s main campus.  Property at 3161 Bardstown Road, which consists of a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is to be sold for $114,000 and a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom home at 2670 Bardstown road is to be sold for $115,000 according to the Court Order dated Dec. 16. 

  • Robinson to be in "Concert with the Stars"

    A Washington County native will be hitting the big stage this January to perform in the third annual “Concert with the Stars.” 

    According to Lyndy Franklin Smith, the artistic director of the Lexington Theatre Company, Aaron Robinson will join four other college students on the big stage to perform with Broadway stars. 

    “Our mission is to combine today’s Broadway stars with tomorrow’s Broadway hopefuls to create fabulous professional theatre for Central Kentucky,” Franklin Smith said. 

  • Recycling center to move

    After more than 30 minutes of discussion, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted to move the county’s recycling center from its current location to the old road department building on Walnut Street. 

    The 4-1 roll call vote to move the center comes after the county spent several months looking into ways to save money while still providing a recycling program.