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Today's News

  • County road fund to take a hit

    Before the state legislative session came to a close last week, lawmakers were able to hash out an agreement for a new floor for the gas tax.

  • PHOTOS: Soaring over Springfield
  • Washington County top 10 in overall health

    The County Health Rankings were recently made available with Washington County ranking in the top 10 in the state overall, as well as top five in quality of life.

    The rankings — available at www.countyhealthrankings.org — list Washington County ninth overall in overall health outcomes, fourth in quality of life and first overall in physical environment. Springfield Mayor Debbie Wakefield said the statistics from the study make a great portfolio piece for bringing business to the area.

  • Heroin bill approved by legislators

    A bill was finalized last week that will mean a lot of change in regard to heroin in Kentucky.

    Among the primary points of Senate Bill 192 are stiffer penalties for traffickers, particularly those crossing state lines and additional funding for treatment of those suffering with addiction.

    A ‘Good Samaritan’ provision was also included that gives a heroin user immunity from facing charges if they report an overdose victim, as was the approval for expanded use of naloxone, an anti-overdose drug.

  • SCC baseball sweeps UPIKE

    It was a marquee weekend for the Mid-South Conference baseball standings as there was a three way tie heading into the weekend. St. Catharine was at Pikeville (Ky.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was at Cumberland (Tenn.), and Campbellsville (Ky.) was at Shawnee State (Ohio). After the weekend played out, St. Catharine stands alone after a clean three game sweep at Pikeville over the weekend with a one game lead on Campbellsville and a two-game cushion on Lindsey Wilson.

  • SCC baseball sweeps UPIKE

    It was a marquee weekend for the Mid-South Conference baseball standings as there was a three way tie heading into the weekend. St. Catharine was at Pikeville (Ky.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was at Cumberland (Tenn.), and Campbellsville (Ky.) was at Shawnee State (Ohio). After the weekend played out, St. Catharine stands alone after a clean three game sweep at Pikeville over the weekend with a one game lead on Campbellsville and a two-game cushion on Lindsey Wilson.

  • Into the fight!

    The Washington County Commanders spent a stormy spring break abroad last week when they played in two games with two different opponents in the Derby City Classic before coming back to host the Nelson County Cardinals in their second home game of the season.

  • No major flood concerns

    Substantial rain hit the area late last week, leading to flash flooding in many areas. Damage in Washington County was minimal, however, with around four to four-and-a-half inches coming down in most places.

    Despite Gov. Steve Beshear declaring a state of emergency, Washington County Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said the flooding locally did not reach levels that it has in the past. Still, several roads and bridges throughout the county had to be temporarily closed.

  • WC boys go full steam ahead

    Moving like a freight train, the Washington County Commanders entered their week of play strong, knocking off the Burgin Bulldogs 21-2, and the Thomas Nelson Eagles 9-0.

    The Commanders gave the Bulldogs (0-3) few options when they scored 13 runs in the first inning and had four batters earn three RBI each. Junior catcher Trae Coulter had six putouts from behind the dish to lead the team’s defense.

  • WC girls hard at work last week

    The Washington County Commanderettes had a busy week of play, picking up two wins while suffering three losses.

    On March 31, the Commanderettes traveled to play against the Marion County Lady Knights in their fourth game of the season. The Commanderettes fell 11-3 despite rallying for two runs in the sixth inning.

    “You gotta hit to score and score to win,” Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker said.

    She added that her team scored too late in the game and had too many errors, allowing things to snowball against them.