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  • I can't believe it

    I am really opposed to the recently passed tax bill by the Republicans.

    You can be a Democrat or a Republican but most of all I’m an accountant.

    Numbers don’t lie.

    You see I hold three degrees to include one in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. Before I retired, I spent decades in accounting to include a few years as an Internal Revenue Agent in government, a Director of Student Financial Aid at a nonprofit college and mostly in a manufacturing company.

  • Commanderettes come up short in Bardstown classic

    A good Christmas break might just be what the Washington County girls’ team needs after it failed to capture a win in either of its first two games at the Bardstown Holiday Classic Tournament last week. The Commanderettes lost by scores of 49-36 to the Bourbon County Lady Colonels on Wednesday and 55-35 to the Marion County Lady Knights on Thursday. The girls have managed only two wins during their eight December games.

  • Facts uncertain in magistrate's arrest

    A Washington County Fiscal Court magistrate was arrested for three misdemeanor charges on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, however, what actually happened that night remains unclear.

    According to a uniform citation filed at the circuit clerk’s office, Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, of Springfield was charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

  • Principals discuss planning options at schools

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Principals and staff in the Washington County School District gave their annual Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and District reports at December’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. The reports list where the principals want to shift their focus in each individual school for student improvements.

    Washington County Middle School

  • 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.

  • 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.