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Today's News

  • Trial date in last year's murder case may be in 2019

    No trial date was set Wednesday for the man accused of killing Robert Jones and Crystal Warner, and it’s beginning to look like the victims’ families may have to wait until February of 2019 for a trial.

    Craig A. Pennington, 53, is accused of killing Warner and Jones in July 2016, and is currently being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

    It’s a bittersweet holiday season for the families of Warner and Jones as attorneys on both sides of the case wait for evidence to come in.

  • Boone pleads guilty to superseding information

    Nearly one year after being caught in Canada, John Robert “Johnny” Boone, 74, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia, pleaded guilty to superseding information in federal court on Dec. 19.

  • Girls break slump with win

    Zack Peñalva

    Sports Writer

    Two separate trips into Bardstown resulted in two losses for the Commanderettes last week. After the 71-14 loss to Nelson County, a run-down Washington County team was unable to rally against the Bethlehem Banshees. But returning to their home court seemed to be the remedy, with the team picking up its second win of the season in a 48-41 victory over Henry County.

  • Commanders' streak broken

    In what seems to have become the theme of this season, the Commanders lost in heartbreaking fashion twice in the span of a week. After a late run got Washington County to within one point of forcing overtime, the Bethlehem Eagles slammed the door shut and took the victory 75-74. Days later, a buzzer beater gave the Henry County Wildcats the opportunity to beat the Commanders 87-86 in overtime.

  • 12/20/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Sheriff’s office closed on Saturdays

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. For tax payments, please use the drop box and for law enforcement issues, please call the Springfield Dispatch at (859) 336-5400.

    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.

     

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  • Immunization laws to change for students

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Children across the state will soon need additional immunizations or records showing they’ve received the vaccines.

    According to Washington County’s school nurse, Dolly Stannard, state government has added new vaccine requirements in order to attend public schools.

    Stannard, who covers Washington County elementary, middle and high schools, said the changes would take effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

  • Santa's coming to town

    Sleigh bells were ringing early in Springfield Friday when Santa Claus came to town.

    As a cold December wind cut through outer layers like a knife, the jolly old man sat on Main Street waiving to every car that passed by, and listened to each child’s deepest wishes for Christmas this year.

    “This is balmy weather compared to the North Pole,” Santa told The Sun in an exclusive interview. “Right now, it’s about zero degrees at the North Pole without the wind chill.”

  • Bids being accepted for SCC property

    St. Catharine College is going on the auction block, though it may already have its highest bidder.

    According to documents filed in federal court last week, SCC’s receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, was granted a request to approve sale procedures and bidding protections in connection with the sale of SCC’s remaining assets.

    L.S. Associates will be taking bids on the property, though it was already offered a sum of money by the Runchero Corporation, Inc., in Shelbyville.

    The proposed price? $4.7 million.

  • Commanderettes have split results

    The past week brought in the first win of the Commanderettes’ season. But while the 52-48 victory over Garrard County started the week on a high note, the Friday night defeat to Thomas Nelson showed that there was still work to do for the girls’ basketball team.

  • Boys basketball bounces back

    The Commanders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 73-55 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals last Friday night. The victory came after back-to-back losses to Bullitt Central and Garrard County earlier in the week. Currently 4-4 on the season, the Commanders have been dominant in their wins, outscoring the opposition by an average of over 35 points. Meanwhile, the Commanders’ losses have all come in extremely close games, with the victor winning by an average of less than three points.