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Today's News

  • Patriot women win one of three

    SCC Sports Information

    Injuries are part of the game. But St. Catharine College coach Lena Bramblett wishes the recent rash of maladies was a much smaller part than it has become this season. At one point last week the Patriots were missing six players, five of which were possible starters when practice began in October. And to add to the problem, sophomore Courtney Milam, the team’s leading scorer, went down in Saturday’s game with what could be a serious knee injury.

  • Arrest made in tobacco theft case

    Crime doesn’t pay, unless you are the police. In this case, one crime paid off and led to an arrest in another case.

    Donnie Lee Hardin, 37, was lodged in the Marion County Jail and charged with burglary in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking of $10,000 or more. His bond was set at $20,000 cash.

  • Weigh Down Washington County 2010 starts Jan. 5

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  • Deadline to switch political parties is Dec. 31

    If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party’s primary election that determines nominees for United States Senator, United States Congressional Representatives, state legislative races, and other partisan offices, they must do so by Dec. 31, 2009; otherwise, they will miss out on their chance.

  • Drive-by shooting investigated

    A drive-by shooting on Mt. Zion Road Tuesday evening remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

  • From Left Field

    Dear Santa

    You know, I’ve always considered myself to be like a big kid, so why shouldnt I be allowed to submit my own letter to Santa this year?

    Now, I’m not going to hand in a mile-long list filled with every toy imaginable. I’m going to keep things simple this year.

  • Students take safety seriously at bike rodeo

    Each year, children all over the world wish for a new bicycle for Christmas. But with every new bike that Santa delivers comes a lot of responsibility and concern for safety. That’s why the Washington County Family Resource and Youth Services Center and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville recently partnered to offer a bicycle safety course at Washington County Elementary School.

  • Local man indicted for sex abuse

    A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against seven people, including one local man charged with sex abuse.

    Paul Mattingly, 38, of Kirsch Lane in Springfield, was charged with two counts of sex abuse in the first degree (Class D felony) and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree (Class B felony).

    According to court records, Mattingly is accused of having sexual contact with at least two children less than 12 years of age. The alleged incidents took place between August 2008 and March 2009 in Washington County.

  • Tobacco: Still a cash crop?

    It’s almost Christmas time, and that means that a lot of tobacco farmers across Central Kentucky are looking for a pay day. That’s why there seems to be a steady stream of tobacco-laden trailers being driven to the Washington County Co-operative Tobacco Warehouse just south of Springfield. After months of growing the crop and letting it cure, it’s now time to take one of Kentucky’s leading cash crops to market.

  • Commanders look for a victory at Marion Co. Holiday Tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys’ basketball squad began a week of district play last Tuesday as they traveled to Bardstown to do battle with the Nelson County Cardinals, losing 74-40.

    Despite a 3-0 Commander lead to start the game, the Cardinals set the pace in the first quarter, scoring 11 unanswered points at the halfway mark of the first quarter and taking a 19-5 lead after the first eight minutes. Nelson outscored WC 17-7 in the second to take a 36-12 lead into the break.