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Today's News

  • Calhoun found guilty

    A Nelson County man accused of killing a Boyle County woman while driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. 150 in Washington County last year has had his day in court. 

    Hoyt J. Calhoun, 51, of Boston, went on trial for murder in the death of Rhonda Yates last week in Washington County Circuit Court. He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .08, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • Renovations at old high school postponed
  • Toddler dies in Easter tragedy

    An Easter celebration turned tragic in Washington County when a vehicle struck and killed an 18-month-old toddler Sunday afternoon.

    Christopher Alexander Garian, 18-month-old son of D’Anna Seabridge and Christopher Garian of Bardstown, was struck when a family member was backing out of the driveway at 209 Covington Avenue in Springfield.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Monday that the incident occurred about 3:49 p.m.

  • Grand jury indicts eight

    A Washington County grand jury recently indicted eight on a variety of charges.

    Samuel Hugh Daniel Murphy, 33, was indicted on a number of charges.

  • Today in History
  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Evan Mattingly

    Evan Mattingly was 3 years old when he joined his first T-ball team. His father, Jim, was “a big baseball fan,” and with Evan’s older brother, Luke, set to play on their father’s team, Evan naturally wanted to join.

    And from that point on, Evan was hooked on baseball.

    “My dad got me into it, and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.

  • Drury falls in area tourney semifinals

    This past weekend, the Washington County tennis team took part in the annual Heartland Conference tournament at Campbellsville High School. Three individuals from WC played in singles matches, with junior Chase Drury picking up the squad’s lone win in the event.

    After receiving the second seed in the tournament and a bye in the first round, Drury was victorious in his second-round match against Marion County’s Hank Hardin, winning in straights sets (6-3, 6-1).

  • WC goes 2-3 in Fort Walton Beach Bash

    After defeating Campbellsville last Sunday, the Washington County Commanderettes rounded out their tournament play last week at the Fort Walton Beach Bash with games against Presentation, Atherton, Hazard and East Jessamine. 

    The Commanderettes went 1-3 in the remainder of last week’s games, as they fell to both Presentation and Atherton on Monday before picking up a double-digit win against Hazard Wednesday and losing 15-0 to East Jessamine Thursday.

  • Commanders finish 3-2 in Florida

    After picking up two wins in  its first two days at the Fort Walton Beach Bash, the Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to keep its momentum, dropping two of its final three games in the Florida tournament.

    The Commanders defeated Crittenden County last Wednesday by a score of 13-6 but lost their last two games against Hopkins County Central and Jeffersontown.

  • Smith signs with Campbellsville

    Just one year after Brandon Smith joined the Washington County High School Commander football team, he signed his letter of intent last week to join a new team: the Campbellsville University Tigers.

    Even though he just has one season of high school football under his belt, Smith, who will be playing defensive end at Campbellsville, believes that his short time as a Commander will serve him well in transitioning to play at the collegiate level.