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Today's News

  • SCC baseball and softball finish runner-up

    It’s been a wild week for the St. Catharine College baseball and softball teams. This past week they were in action the Mid-South Conference Tournaments at Bowling Green, Ky. Both the baseball and softball teams made a run at the title, but finished just one game short as they both finished runner-up.

  • Girls drop two, win one

    After suffering a rainout last Thursday, the Washington County Commanderettes (10-10) traveled to Tates Creek to play in the Creek on the Rise tournament over the weekend.

    The Commanderettes took two losses and a win in the tourney when they fell to the Paris Lady Hounds (12-15), the Shelby County Lady Rockets (14-12) and defeated the Grant County Lady Braves (5-17).

    Paris
    The Commanderettes got a rough start in their matchup against the Lady Hounds as they fell behind 9-0 in the bottom of the third.

  • Winning ways

    The Washington County Commanders (13-8) had a week filled with victory as they went three for three last week, defeating the Anderson County Bearcats (10-9), the Bardstown Tigers (5-13), and the Bethlehem Eagles (18-7).

    Anderson County
    The Commanders took their first win of the week over the Bearcats. Washington County would score first, picking up three runs in the first inning.

    After allowing the Bearcats two runs in the third, the Commanders would secure the win in the sixth with one run.

  • WCHS tennis team competes in regionals

    The weather couldn’t  have been any better as Washington County High School’s tennis team entered regional play in Elizabethtown last week.

    Emerging out of the first day of play was doubles pair Will Drury and Zach Sneed. They defeated Bethlehem’s Davis Downs and Mark Newcomb in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. The pair advanced to play against LaRue County’s Alex Best and Preston Howell Monday night after press time.

  • Murder charges follow fatal collision

    Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville, faces numerous charges after a collision involving three vehicles on Sunday around 12:35 p.m. in Springfield that left a Bardstown man dead.

    Among the charges, Mendoza faces one count of murder, as well as a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Mendoza was heading northbound on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van when he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of US 150.

  • North Washington School clear after threat

    Kentucky State Police responded to North Washington School last week after a threatening message was found in a bathroom on the campus.

    According to a report provided by KSP, they were asked last Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a threat to “...blow up the school on April 30.” The message was written on a bathroom stall in a boys’ restroom. Principal Amanda Mattingly was informed after several students saw the message and the authorities were notified.

  • News briefs for 4/29

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
     
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.
     

  • Two candidates face off for secretary of state

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.

  • Springfield celebrates Earth Day

    April 22 was Earth Day around the globe, and Washington County was no exception.

    North Washington Elementary students gathered at the Farmer’s Market on Depot Street last Wednesday to learn about Earth Day, what they can do for the environment, and how important they are for the future. The event was held at noon and hotdogs, along with bags of fresh vegetables, were available.

  • ‘Teacher Who Made a Difference’

    Tim Messer has been with Washington County Schools since 2000. The amount of time he has spent providing a positive influence on students’ lives goes beyond these past 15 years, as his recent recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” shows.

    Messer was nominated for the award by former student Brandy Mason, who had Messer during his six-year tenure in McCreary County, where he is originally from.