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  • Looking to take his stone home

    George Nix entered the service of the United States military on Oct. 3, 1961.

    He served in the 10th Kentucky U.S. Infantry in Company E. before being transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on April 30, 1864. Nix survived his time in the Civil War, though he is known to have suffered an injury during his service.

    As of 1860, Nix is listed as a resident of Washington County, where he married Martha Emily Young, daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Young, on Jan. 19, 1865.

  • Reflecting on the year that was


  • News briefs 12/24


    Discounted Game Passes
    There will be game passes offered at discounted rates to students and adults for the boys and girls basketball season at Washington County High School. The game passes will be available at the high school admission gate until the first of January. Parents or a legal guardian must accompany elementary and junior high school students for them to be allowed in to the games.

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  • School district looking for light solution

    Washington County school officials are reviewing their options for providing lighting at the entrance of the new Washington County High School, and they’re hopeful of resolving the issue at next month’s Springfield city council meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Making the big move

    There’s only one way to describe it – organized chaos.

    Like a busy ant colony or beehive, students, faculty and staff swarmed in and out of classrooms, hallways and busses as they packed up furniture, books and other school property on Dec. 17 and began the processes of moving to the new high school.

    Despite the less than perfect weather, students appeared to be happy-go-lucky as thy packed up their old school, and several told The Sun they’re glad the day has finally come.

  • PHOTO: St.Dominic’s special guest
  • District discusses hopes for improved scores

    Test scores did not reflect the improvement that the local district had hoped to see last year, and prior to last week’s board meeting, officials discussed what has been done this year to get back on track.

    Washington County High School principal Thad Elmore said WCHS has put an increased focus on math and reading to make sure the lesson plans coincide with the requirements for the end-of-year PLAN test.

  • Snow day plan in place

    Washington County was one of the districts to receive a waiver to implement snow day lesson plans in place of missed time earlier this year. Now, with students enjoying a three-week break, the first Commander Day lesson plans are being established.

    A Commander Day will be declared on days where snow or ice keeps students from being able to attend school, but the roads are clear for faculty to report by 10 a.m.

  • Two injured in accident

    Two people were injured in a two-car accident on KY 555 Thursday morning.

    According to an accident report filed by the Springfield Police Department, Janis Atwood of Campbellsville and Paul McIlvoy of Springfield were injured after the two collided in front of INOAC at 7:45 a.m.

    According to the report, McIlvoy informed authorities that he was stopped in traffic while attempting to make a left turn onto West Industry Drive. That’s when, as McIlvoy stated to police, his 2004 Buick Regal was rear-ended by Atwood’s 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.

  • ‘Tis the season for cheer

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Youth Actors are making an impression on the local community and they’re doing it with the sounds of the season.

    The Youth Actors have been delivering carol cards — similar to a singing telegram, including a plate of cookies and a Christmas card from the person who sent the carolers — to people around the community, and their performance has left its mark.