Today's News

  • Patriots end trip with pair of wins


    The St. Catharine College Patriots left the Sunshine State Wednesday with a warm feeling. That came not only from the favorable weather, but also from the two victories by Lena Bramblett’s women. But Wednesday’s 67-50 victory over Northwood University came a little tougher than the previous day’s 82-48 rout of Florida Memorial.

  • St. Catharine and Morehead; a coaching tree that continues to grow


    Just like a family tree, those in the college basketball profession speak of a “coaching tree” when it comes to the relationships formed during their employment in that sport. And nowhere is there a more solid, and intertwined, tree than the one that has grown between St. Catharine College and Morehead State University.

  • Commanders lose first two district road tests


    Washington County @ Bethlehem
    Score: 64-24 Bethlehem
    When: Friday, Dec. 16
    Where: Bethlehem High School
    Key players: WCHS - Trae Abell. BHS - Jalen Phillips, Thomas Mudd

  • WC girls come up short at buzzer

    Washington County @ Bethlehem
    Score: 39-37 Bethlehem
    When: Friday, Dec. 16
    Where: Bethlehem High School

  • News briefs for 12-14



    When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Meetings in St. Dominic Church basement on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

    Airport board

    The Marion Washington County Airport Board will not have a meeting in December. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2012.

    Wednesday, Dec. 14

    Water Commission Meeting

  • Scam using BBB name strikes again

    The Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint.

    The email contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website. This is a scam. The BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email.
    The email appears to come from a fake BBB employee claiming that the recipient needs to review this matter and advise the BBB of their position.

  • Recycling programs beneficial to the area

    An accomplishment that Washington County Solid Waste Coordinator George Ann Palmer will proudly point out is that Washington County is the top recycling county in the state.

    However, she said there is still room for the county to be a more efficient recycler in the future.

  • Bounced: Family receives cold child support check

    A Springfield family recently received a cold check - from the state government.

    Carolyn and Steven Hash raise four grandchildren.
    According to Carolyn, the parents pay child support through the child support office.
    Every once in a while, Carolyn said they receive a small check for an overage. Recently, they got a check for $7.68 from the state government for a child support overage.

  • Progress made on Tick Creek Road bridge

    A regular scheduled fiscal court meeting took place Monday morning. The court decided to move forward in the process of constructing a new bridge on Tick Creek Road.

    Last month the bridge weight-limit was dropped from nine tons to three tons due to structural problems.
    The bridge was closed during heavy rains by the state, but reopened a few days later.
    The bridge closure caused headaches for local traffic, sending some motorists 25 minutes out of their way from their normal routes.

  • Incidents under investigation by local law enforcement

    Several incidents are currently under investigation by Springfield City Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    A caller reported to Springfield City Police at 4:16 p.m. on Dec. 6  that shots were fired at 128 Domus Court in Springfield. Police reported no evidence to indicate any person or object was struck by the gunfire.
    Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Springfield City Police at (859) 336-5450. Callers can remain anonymous.