Today's News

  • 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.

  • WC girls win one, drop one

    The Washington County Commanderettes had a thrilling Friday night when they sunk their teeth into, and tore a large chunk out of, the Nelson County Lady Cardinals, shutting them out 10-0 in five innings.

    The Commanderettes (4-6) outpaced the Lady Cardinals (2-9) with an errorless game. Sophomore shortstop Emilee Boblitt led scoring with three RBI during her three at bats. Seniors Katie Carrico and Amanda DeWitt trailed the young infielder with two runs each.   

  • GOP treasurer primary heats up

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Eight candidates — five Democrats and three Republicans — are running for state treasurer in the May 19 primary. This article introduces the three Republicans – Allison Ball, Kenny Imes and Jon Larson.

    Democratic primary candidates are Neville Blakemore, Jim Glenn, Daniel Grossberg, Richard Henderson and Rick Nelson.

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  • Gannon wanted on forged check charge

    According to reports provided by Springfield Police, Jeremy Gannon, of Springfield, is suspected of writing checks belonging to the account of Brandon Bishop, of Springfield, last month.

    Gannon reportedly wrote a $300 check on Bishop’s account, as well as a second check for $500.

    Bishop reported the incident to Springfield Police on March 21.

    Charges pending include criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft by deception, including cold checks, under $10,000.

  • State launches aerospace study

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a resolution last week to kick start a study into the aviation and aerospace industry and its impact on Kentucky’s economy. The goal of the study is to expand on an area that has already become the state’s largest export.

    “The aviation/aerospace industry plays a significant role in Kentucky’s economy,” Beshear said in the release. “We need to create more public awareness of this thriving industry, as well as more education and training opportunities for employment in this field.

  • Spreading the word about autism

    Many people are already aware of the impacts of autism because their family lives with it.

    Currently, one in 68 children in the United States suffers from the disorder, with boys receiving the diagnosis at a rate more than four times that of girls. Though the number of children impacted by autism has increased in recent years, the general public still does not have the same knowledge of the disorder as with other conditions.

  • SCC finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.

  • Chesser indicted in shooting

    On March 24, a Washington County Grand Jury filed an indictment against Charles Chesser, 72, of Willisburg, in a shooting that resulted in a man, Joseph Hill, being hospitalized.

    According to the indictment, the charge being placed against Chesser is assault in the first degree, a Class B felony.

    The lone count of the charge reads that on or around Jan. 13, in Taylor County, Chesser intentionally caused serious injury to Hill with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument with indifference to the value of human life.