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Today's News

  • President pardons Marion County man


    A Marion County man has received a Presidential pardon.

    Lesley Claywood Berry Jr. of Loretto was one of five people to receive a pardon from President Barack Obama on Nov. 21.
    Berry had been convicted of conspiracy to manufacture, possession with intent to distribute marijuana in 1988 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota.
    He was sentenced April 29, 1988, to three years in prison.

  • New trials ordered in Knoxville double-homicide case


    Four years ago, the body of 21-year-old Channon Christian was found at a house in Knoxville, Tenn. The body of her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, was found near some railroad tracks.

    Five people - including three who were arrested in Lebanon - were convicted of various crimes in connection with those deaths, but four of them will receive new trials as a result of official misconduct by the judge who presided over their trials.

  • An early Christmas present


    Santa Claus came a little early for one local couple. He traveled farther than the North Pole for this delivery.

    Anita and Matthew Pinkston recently spent nearly a month in Africa to adopt their new family member, Malachi Moise Pinkston.
    It took over two years to finalize the adoption, but the Pinkstons now have Malachi in their arms.

  • St. Catharine again earns Champions of Character honor

     

    Ever since the first ball was lofted at a peach basket, or a baseball was hurled by a pitcher, college coaches have stressed how athletics builds character among the participants.  

  • Patriot men split two-game road trip in Mid-South Conference play

     

    Last week in Mid-South Conference action the St. Catharine College Patriots played out the Tale of Two Cities according to head coach J.T. Burton. On Thursday at Georgetown they played porous defense and fell 87-78. Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio the defense showed up and the Patriots claimed a 77-69 win.

  • St. Catharine bowlers have good showing in Louisville

     

    The St. Catharine College bowling teams, the Alley Pats, recently completed competition for the fall semester. Both the men’s and women’s bowlers are idle until the Blu & Gold Classic in South Bend, Ind. on Jan. 21-22.

  • Patriot women drop two in conference play

     

    The good news is that Lena Bramblett’s Patriots have won nine of the 12 games played this season. The bad news is that all three losses have come in Mid-South Conference contests. Two of those losses came on the road Thursday and Saturday when the women fell 86-71 to Georgetown and 82-64 to Shawnee State.

  • Commanderettes fall in road tests at Taylor, Boyle

     

    Washington County @ Boyle County
    Score: 70-41 Boyle County
    When: Saturday, Dec. 3
    Where: Boyle County High School
    Key players: WCHS - Kenya Turner, Shay Yocum

  • Commanders drop home opener in overtime

     

    Anderson County @ Washington County
    Score: 69-61(OT) Anderson County
    When: Friday, Dec. 2
    Where:Washington County High School
    Key players: ACHS - Lowell Gordon. WCHS - Thomas Spalding

  • Blaze destroys Willisburg mobile home


    A fire destroyed a mobile home on Tatum Springs Road in Willisburg on Friday afternoon.

    Willisburg Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Washington County Fire Department was en route with a tanker, but was called off.

    "It was fully involved when we got here," Willisburg fire chief Jessie Carney said.

    Carney said no electricity was hooked up to the trailer.