Today's News

  • 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



  • Willisburg Memorial Day 2015
  • African American Heritage Festival to celebrate church history

    This year’s African American Heritage Festival will be held on Friday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. and will celebrate the theme “History of Black Churches in Springfield/Washington County.”  The planning committee, chaired by Councilman Willie Ellery, requests that anyone that has information on the African American churches in our county to contact the Main Street/Renaissance Program Office at (859) 336-5412 ex 2.  The committee hopes to gather much information to share with the public at the festival.

  • KSP looking for new leads in Ofc. Ellis killing

    Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • CORRECTION: Sheriff looking into pair of thefts

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a pair of burglaries last week and though similar items were taken in both incidents, sheriff Jerry Pinkston said he does not feel the crimes are connected.

    The first incident occurred on Seibert Creek Road in Springfield on Wednesday around 3 p.m., with Michael Bland reporting to police that his home had been broken into.

  • Junior kindergarten pays off for students

    Assessment scores and feedback from teachers and parents of students taking junior kindergarten classes in Washington County indicate the program has been beneficial, according to superintendent Robin Cochran.