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Today's News

  • Settles wins Lifetime Achievement award

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet last week.

    County Attorney Bill Robinson presented the award.

  • Commanderettes come up short in first two games of Beach Bash

    While the results haven’t been what she’s wanted, the fact that the team is on the field and playing comes as a welcome sight to Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker.
    Before this week, the softball team had only been able to play a total of five innings this season. Those were played during a downpour.

  • SCC sale delayed until June 4

     

    The sale of St. Catharine College has hit a bump in the road.

    According to documents filed in federal court, the sale date has been extended because the purchaser was unable to fund the sale.

    A new closing date has been set for June 4, along with payments being added to the purchase price, including a non-refundable $470,000 payment, “which shall constitute a credit against the total purchase price at closign (sic).”

  • Fishing scene is strong at WCHS

    Six years after becoming an officially sanctioned sport in Kentucky, competitive bass fishing is alive and thriving in the region.
    In 2013, the first-ever regional tournament featured just 12 schools. Since then, that number has more than tripled, with more than 35 different high schools and roughly 150 boats participating last year.

  • Burton named head coach at Tusculum

    “I’m just a little-bitty boy from Springfield, Kentucky, I’m not supposed to be like this.”
    But there J.T. Burton was, standing at the podium addressing an attentive crowd at Tusculum College. James Tyler “J.T.” Burton was named the head basketball coach for the NCAA Division II school last week, replacing Nick Pasqua after the latter resigned at the end of last season.

  • Live Easter scenes

    Bethlehem Baptist Church hosted is annual Live Easter Scenes program over the weekend.

    According to Bobby Joe Mattingly, the program, which has gone on and off for approximately 10 years, has gained in popularity over that time.

    This year, the program focused on the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

    On average, 100 people show up for the program.

    “The more we do it, the more it grows,” Mattingly said. “Obviously, word of mouth is key, too.”

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Saylor pleads guilty to manslaughter

    More than two years after being charged with the the murder of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center, Eric T. Saylor entered a guilty plea in a Washington County court Thursday.

    On Feb. 1 2016, Saylor was accused of shooting Thomason outside of the livestock center building during a cattle auction. The next day, Kentucky State Police announced that Saylor was being held on unrelated charges at the Marion County Detention Center when he was arrested on the murder charge. He was held on a $1 million bond.

  • Sagrecy qualifies for national tournament

    After making his mark on the competitive fishing scene in Washington County, Campbellsville University sophomore Trevor Sagrecy has a chance at making a splash on the national stage.
    Sagrecy was one of the founding members of the fishing team at Washington County High School, serving as the team’s president and twice qualifying for the KHSAA State Tournament.  Now, two years after signing with the Campbellsville team, the Washington County native has qualified for the 2019 YETI Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing National Championship.