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  • Sisters start awarenees campaign

    The sisters at St. Catharine Motherhouse are working to educate the public on human trafficking, gun violence and more.

    The sisters, who invite the public to join them, discussed human trafficking and how it affects Kentucky last week.
    Sisters Juanita Carrigan, Rose Marie Cummins and Terry Wasinger are members of a committee at the motherhouse called Just Peace Action Committee.

    “We wanted our sisters to get really involved with things that happen,” Wasinger said.

  • Bourbon archeology exhibit to open Friday at opera house

    The Phil Simms Museum in downtown Springfield will be transformed for one month, starting Sept. 1 when the Bourbon Archeologist – Nicolas Laracuente – comes to town.

    According to Springfield Tourism Director Stephanie McMillin, the museum will be the Bourbon Archeology Exhibit, and it will host a number of free events in September.

    “It’s a really well-laid out exhibit,” she said.

  • Springfield native safe after hurricane

    Hurricane Harvey has struck the state of Texas, and one Springfield native said the rain and winds have pummeled power and phone lines into submission.
    Tracy Carrico, brother of J.B. Carrico, lives in a northeast Houston suburb and has been stuck in his flooded neighborhood since Saturday. He told The Sun Monday afternoon via cellphone that the hurricane dumped 24.8 inches of rain in his area. No one’s been hurt by wind damage, and he’s remaining positive about the situation.

  • Library will not raise taxes

    The Washington County Public Library will not be raising its tax rates this year, despite the construction of its new building.

    “We are not taking further income in,” Tara O’Hagan, the director of the library said at Friday’s Washington County Fiscal Court meeting. “We have budgeted well enough that we can go with what we’ve made to pay our bills, and still pay off our loan.”

  • Taylor is tops as Commanders cruise to victory

    The Washington County boys’ golf team continued its winning ways at My Old Kentucky Home State Park last week.

    The Commanders took on host Bethlehem High School on Wednesday, and Landon Taylor led the way with the low score of the event as he shot a 38 to lead his team to a win.

    Overall, Washington County won the match 170-181.

    Drew Yates was close behind Taylor, shooting a 40, and carding the second-best score in the match. Grant Satterly shot a 45, and Logan Wilson shot a 47.

  • Commanderettes top Nelson for first win

    Washington County made quick work of Nelson County Monday night, picking up its first volleyball win of the season.

    Getting out of the gate with a pair of losses might be concerning to some coaches, but John Rogers knew his team was playing some top-level competition early on as they faced two of the better teams in the 5th Region.

  • 8/23/17 Briefs


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  • Keeping the 'Mean Man' away

    With my arm draped around my almost 5-year-old grandson, I draw him close as he munches on his cheese burger. We’re nestled in a booth at his favorite fast food restaurant.

    Then, his question: “PopPop, you won’t let any mean man get me, will you?” 

    I know why he asks.

  • Interpreting dreams

    “Be careful what you wear to bed at night; you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.” 

    Unknown author


    I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t, at one time or another, been fascinated by dreams. I’ve gone through periods when I dreamed a lot and other times when I’ve hardly dreamed at all. Lately I’ve been dreaming almost nonstop, so I decided to do a little research and write a column on the subject. 

  • County Clerk receives clean audit report

    Nick Schrager


    The Washington County Clerk’s office received good news from the state auditor recently.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released his completed audits for 2016 last week, including a clean fee audit for Glenn Black’s office. In fact, there was even a surplus of $76,511. A majority of those funds have been returned to the county’s budget and the remainder will be sent back this year.