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Today's News

  • School HVAC system declared an emergency


    School board members were greeted with unpleasant news on Wednesday during a work session.

    The heating and cooling unit in the gym at Washington County High School had been not working well, and it looked like a new system was needed. The heating situation has been declared an emergency, which should expedite the process of replacing the units.

  • Several locals on campus at VT shooting


    The scene at Virginia Tech University last week was all too familiar to those who were with the college at the time of the 2007 shooting that claimed 33 lives.

    On Thursday, a police officer was shot and killed during a routine stop on campus. The gunman later took his own life in a nearby parking lot. There are several Virginia Tech students and faculty members that have ties to Washington County, and some of them recalled how Thursday was a reminder of the tragedy that occurred on April 16, 2007.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex abuse charges


    A New Haven man recently pleaded guilty during the mediation process to two counts of sexual abuse that occurred in Washington County.

    Bobby Lee Hudson was originally charged with 244 counts of sex abuse in the first degree.
    Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age (Class C felony) during a mediation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Dec. 2 in Washington County.

  • Patriots drop pair of exhibition games to Division II opponents

     

  • Grenadiers explode late to knock off Patriots

     

    In front of standing room only crowd, comprised mostly of elementary and middle school students for the noon start, it appeared that the St. Catharine College Patriots had things under control Thursday against the visiting IU-Southeast Grenadiers. But the visitors overcame a six-point deficit in the final seven minutes to post an 89-84 victory.

  • Patriot women hope to continue run

     

    Lena Bramblett is certain her St. Catharine College women’s basketball team will heat up in two games this week. But Bramblett hopes the Patriots will get hot not just on the Florida beaches but on the courts as well as they are in the Sunshine State for two games yesterday and today.

  • WC boys fall to rival Marion County

     

    Marion County @ Washington County
    Score: 57-44 Marion County
    When: Friday, Dec. 9
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell MCHS - Carlos Litsey, Alex Smith

  • Commanderettes split first two home games

     

    Marion County @ Washington County
    Score: 71-31 Marion County
    When: Friday, Dec. 9
    Where: Washington County High School
    Key players: MCHS - Bre Elder, Makayla Epps WCHS - Shay Yocum

  • St. Catharine could be annexed into the city by early 2012


    By the first day of the new year, the majority of the St. Catharine campus could be annexed into the city of Springfield.

    “I think the best way to put it is, it’s just going to be a win-win for everybody,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said after the regular scheduled Springfield city council meeting on Monday at City Hall.
    The St. Catharine farm would be excluded from annexation, as the land belongs to an agricultural district, as designated by the USDA, which means it legally can’t become part of an incorporated city.

  • Two-car injury collision on KY 55


    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police (KSP), Trooper Jonathan Houk investigated a collision that occurred at noon one-mile south of  Springfield on KY 55 at the intersection of KY 528.