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Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall in first round of district tournament

    It was a week of finales for the Washington County Commanderettes (7-23, 0-9). Last week, the Commanderettes honored their four seniors — Lexi Thompson, Daisha Edelen, Taylor Eldridge and Bree Crain — Tuesday night after a 61-18 win over the Fort Knox Eagles (3-26) in the team’s final regular-season game of the season, avenging a 42-34 loss to the Hart County Raiders (7-13) the night before.

  • WC boys get district tourney win

    Survive and advance.

    That’s exactly what the Washington County Commanders (12-19, 3-6)  did after picking up a 53-31 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals (1-30, 0-9) in the first round of the 19th District Tournament on Monday night.

    The victory came on the heels of a three-game losing streak for WC, with a 60-45 loss to the Metcalfe County Hornets (3-23), a 56-49 defeat at the hands of the Fort Knox Eagles (10-19) and a 57-52 loss to the Hart County Raiders (11-15).

    Thomas Nelson

  • Bond for Hughes reduced

    Mitchell Hughes, the man accused of shooting De’Porres Thompson last month and was being held on a $100,000 bond has had his bond reduced. 

    On Feb. 19, Hughes’ bond was reduced to $25,000 full cash by Circuit Judge Samuel Todd Spalding during a bond hearing. The $25,000 bond was above the requested figure of $10,000.

  • SCC files suit against feds

    St. Catharine College is facing “a very serious issue,” and has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education.

    That term was used by Tim Malloy, of Peritus Public Relations, in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. The firm issued a statement announcing the suit on behalf of the college.

    According to the statement, the suit seeks to have the Department of Education release federal student aid funds for which St. Catharine students are eligible.

  • WC falls to Taylor County, Campbellsville

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-21, 0-8) faced off against the Campbellsville Eagles (7-20) and Taylor County Cardinals (12-15) last week but fell short in both matchups, losing 51-47 to Campbellsville and 35-20 to Taylor County.

    Campbellsville

    The Commanderettes started off strong against the Eagles on Thursday night, and in the second quarter, they had even taken a 21-14 lead on a 3-pointer by senior Daisha Edelen.

  • Commanders win three straight

    The Washington County Commanders (11-16, 2-6) accomplished something last week they hadn’t done in nine years: win three consecutive games. The winning streak started with a 76-34 blowout win of the Whitefield Academy Wildcats (2-24). The Commanders then put together an impressive 54-46 win against the Campbellsville Eagles (10-15) that included a second-half comeback by WC, and to finish off the week, the Commanders went on the road and picked up a 67-61 win against the Dayton Greendevils (12-14).

    Dayton

  • City receives clean audit

    The Springfield City Council heard some positive news at last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, as the city reported no significant findings from the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year audit.

    Jason Strange, of Smith & Co. CPAs in Bardstown, presented this fiscal year’s audit and financial statements at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Robinson earns Citizen of the Year Award

    You can’t keep her down. 

    This year’s Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented to a woman who fights multiple sclerosis every day so that she can help children get the education they deserve.

    The recipient is Cassie Robinson.

    Robinson, a Washington County native, said she was in “total shock” when she found out she would be receiving the award. 

  • Springfield native gets 25 years

    Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Springfield native was convicted Tuesday in connection with a bank robbery that took place in January 2015.

    After a trial that lasted less than two days, a jury gave Thomas E. Riley, 52, now of Lexington, 25 years in prison. He’ll have to serve at least 85 percent of that time.

    Forcht Bank employees cheered when his conviction was announced. The Green River Plaza branch of Forcht Bank was the site of the Jan. 23, 2015 robbery.

  • County receives check

    The Washington County Fiscal Court got a nice surprise Monday morning in the form of a $7,500 check from the Washington County Conservation District. 

    The check presentation gave the county more money for dead animal removal.