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Today's News

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hornback-Wheatley

    Katie Hornback and Paul Wheatley

    Kelly and Dean Hornback of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie, to Paul Wheatley, son of Katie and Mike Wheatley of Springfield.

    Hornback is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County.

    Wheatley is a 1993 graduate of Washington County High School. He is employed at American Fuji Seal in Bardstown.

    The wedding will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 2010 at St. Vincent DePaul Church in New Hope.

  • Talk Meet results announced

    The Washington County 4-H County-wide Talk Meet was held on Monday, May 10 at St.

  • SCC holds 78th commencement

    When St. Catharine College moved from a junior college to a four-year institution in 2004, President William D. Huston said the school would soon be recognized as a destination college, rather than a transitional one. That designation became very evident Saturday at the 78th commencement ceremony held in Lourdes Hall.

    For the first time in St. Catharine history the number of bachelor’s degrees granted were more than the associate degrees awarded. A total of 54 graduates received bachelor’s degrees, while 50 were granted associate degrees.

  • Two local landmarks could receive national recognition

    Two Washington County properties are among nine in the state that are on the road to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kalarama Farm and Maple Grove, also known as the Old Settles Place or Hardin House, had their applications approved during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board last week.

  • WC girls advance to title game tonight; WC boys in opening round action tonight

    The Washing

  • WC uses ‘magic’ to beat Marion Co., 12-3

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With the 19th District Tournament fast-approaching, the bats for the Washington County Commanders fell silent last week with losses to Campbellsville, Boyle County and Woodford County. The slide prompted head coach Derek Schuler to resort to some “magic” prior to Saturday’s game against Marion County.

  • City council addresses nuisance issues

    At Tuesday’s Springfield City Council meeting, several council members brought up nuisance problems concerning barking animals and junk vehicles, and they discussed the problems with police chief Fred Armstrong.

  • Report flood losses to FSA

    The Farm Service Agency reminds livestock producers who suffered livestock losses due to the May 1 floods that they must report losses to the FSA office to be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program. (LIP)

    LIP provides assistance to producers for livestock deaths that result from disaster. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold.

  • Marion County Area Technology Center also serves Washington County students

    It’s located across the county line, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a benefit to Washington County.

    The Marion County Area Technology Center (MCATC) serves students from Washington County, as well as Marion County, and provides training to get the young people of both counties ready for their careers.

    Principal Laura Arnold, a Washington County resident, said the center is on the property of the Marion County School District, but is operated by state agencies.

  • Springfield native acquitted of felony murder, guilty of facilitation of murder, other charges

    KNOXVILLE - Jurors acquitted Springfield native and 2006 Washington County High School graduate Vanessa Coleman of first-degree murder Thursday in the January 2007 torture-slayings of a West Knox County, Tenn., couple who were carjacked while on a date.

    They convicted Coleman of facilitation of felony murder and other lesser charges in the death of University of Tennessee student Channon Christian, 21, but acquitted Coleman of charges in the death of Christian's boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, a trim carpenter.

    The verdicts came in the ninth day of the trial.