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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Arrest made in stockyards shooting

    An arrest has been made related to the shooting death of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center on Monday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police recently announced that Eric T. Saylor, 47, of Lancaster was arrested at the Marion County Detention Center. KSP stated in the announcement that Saylor was being held at MCDC on unrelated charges.

    Saylor has been charged with murder and will remain lodged at MCDC on a $1 million bond. The bond was issued by the Washington County Attorney's Office and the case remains under investigation.

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow.

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • WC football head coach Sagrecy named district coach of the year

    Hillary C. Wright
    Washington County Schools

    Washington County High School head football coach Eric Sagrecy was recently named 2A District 4 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. 

  • WC falls to 4-12

    The Washington County Commanders (4-12, 1-5) have played three games in the past week, facing off against Nelson County, Beth Haven and Danville. 

    WC was unable to pull out a win in these contests, though, falling to Nelson County last Tuesday by a score of 68-50, losing to Beth Haven in a last-second, 53-52 nail-biter on Thursday and dropping the first game of the 12th Region All “A” Classic by a score of 69-51 just before press time on Monday night.