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Today's News

  • Commanderettes find their groove

    The Washington County Commanderettes (5-12, 0-6) went 2-2 this past week, falling to Nelson County and Danville while defeating Whitefield Academy and Model.

    After losing to Nelson County 64-32 last Tuesday night, the Commanderettes responded with the program’s first back-to-back wins since February 2014, when the team defeated Taylor County 50-48 before knocking off Campbellsville 54-44 two days later. The Commanderettes beat Whitefield Academy 50-25 on Thursday night before defeating Model 38-33 on Saturday.

  • Man paralyzed after recent shooting

    Carolyn Callahan
    WLKY News

    A Washington County man is still fighting for his life after being shot in the neck on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Domus Court.

    De’Porres Thompson, 28, is at University Hospital in Louisville, where WLKY News was told he is paralyzed from the waist down.

    It was around 8 p.m. on Jan. 7 when Thompson was shot near his home in Springfield.

  • Edelen competes in state DYW

    Even though Hannah Edelen was competing with 32 other girls from across Kentucky to be named the state’s Distinguished Young Woman, it didn’t feel that way at all to her.

    Instead, because of the positive attitudes of all of the participants, she said it “just felt like a bunch of friends getting together” when the group gathered in Lexington last week for the state’s annual DYW. 

  • City to finance batting facility

    After the Springfield City Council approved a proposed batting facility at Idle Hour Park during its last meeting, the financing for the project has now been finalized as well.

    During last Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, city administrator Laurie Smith informed the council that she had contacted Springfield State Bank president and CEO Robbie Polin for possible financing options. 

  • School board to put old high school renovations out to bid

    The Washington County Board of Education met last week for an organizational meeting that resulted in a vote to approve putting the old high school’s renovations out to bid. The board revisited the renovation project after seeing the initial estimates had come in over budget at their last meeting.

    Treasurer Judy Spalding went over how much the board had to spend during the meeting. 

  • Local man critical after shooting

     A Washington County man was left in critical condition last week after receiving a gunshot wound to the neck, and the suspect is still at large. 

  • WC unable to pick up year's fourth win

    The Washington County Commanderettes (3-11, 0-5) played three games last week but were unable to get a victory against Marion County, Bethlehem or Bardstown.

    Marion County

    On Saturday night, the Commanderettes fell to the Marion County Knights (6-6) by a score of 78-48. 

    Despite the final score, though, head coach Lena Bramblett said her team, which was without starter Ashley Yates, played one of its “better-played games.”

  • WC takes down rival Marion County

    The Washington County Commanders (4-9, 1-4) went 1-2 last week in games against Marion County, Bethlehem and Bardstown, but the team’s lone victory was a big one for the Commanders: a win over Marion County, a bitter rival they hadn’t defeated in 14 previous tries.

    Marion County

    Dec. 26, 2008.

  • Monks coming to SCC

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.

    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be at SCC Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • Edelen heads to state DYW

     Hannah Edelen, Washington County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, is just days away from competing in the state competition in Lexington this week. 

    The 17-year-old said she’s looking forward to meeting new people at the competition.