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  • Mock accident enforces seriousness of drunk driving

    It’s a tough lesson to learn, but a group of Washington County High School seniors decided to try to get the message across to their classmates that drinking and driving can be deadly.

    Students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization at the high school hosted a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) event at the school on Friday to enforce the seriousness of drinking and driving. Nicole Wheatley, Nikki Bartley and Jessica Lewis are three seniors behind the effort. Wheatley said she thinks the event was effective.

  • Pellet gun found at WCHS

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two Washington County male juveniles have been suspended from school and face felony charges in connection with an incident that happened Sept. 25 at Washington County High School.

    A male student allegedly brought a pellet gun to the high school in a book bag and placed it in his locker, according to WCHS Principal Leon Smith.

  • County owed thousands in unpaid EMS fees

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, the county is owed thousands of dollars in unpaid EMS service fees. Hale addressed the Washington County Fiscal Court on Sept 26 to see how the county could collect the money owed.

    “We currently have $23,500 that is in the collection process,” said Hale. “That’s just covering from July 2007 to now. These are bills owed as far back as 2005 and 2006.”

  • Log cabin fever

    James Roberts

    Landmark News Service

    Think life-sized Lincoln Logs. That’s how Andy Mills describes his job of tearing down and rebuilding antique cabins.

    Mills, who owns and operates American Antique Cabin Co. in Springfield, spent last week single-handedly rebuilding an early 1800s-era cabin on the Jacob Hiestand House Museum property in Campbellsville.

  • Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices

    Gas leak at judicial center evacuates some local offices

     

  • Turning back time

    By Jeff Moreland

    Editor/General Manager

    Time is always on the move, and it usually passes quickly. But in the cases of the old Washington County Courthouse and the new Washington County Judicial Center, time is moving in two very different directions these days.

    The old courthouse

  • ‘Racy’ books pulled from library shelves

    Joy Wandrey has been director of the Washington County Public Library since March. She came with plans to build the library as a resource for the community, and she said early on that she wanted to get the Hispanic community involved in using the library. Now, the effort to serve that portion of the community has brought concerns about materials purchased by Wandrey, and some of the new books she has purchased have already been pulled from the shelves.

  • Governor visits Washington County

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear visited Washington County during a Democratic fundraiser for David Sparrow on Sept. 18 at Burg Park. Sparrow, a resident of Danville, is a candidate for state representative from the 54th district in the commonwealth.

  • Local couple thinks Civil War graves have been found on their property

    Owners of the old Jack Arnold House think their yard and pastures may be the home to more than just dry bluegrass.

    Ben and Susan Breeding of Washington County believe their front yard and side pastures are home to about 340 full Civil War graves and possibly many burial sites for human limbs.

    The Breedings, along with Sherry Robinson, a Kentucky Division officer for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, said the house was a hospital during the Civil War, and they believe limbs were pitched over the front porch after surgery.

  • Three trucks and boat involved in crash

    Three vehicles and a boat were involved in an accident near the intersection of US 150 and KY 1030 Bear Wallow Road Friday, and a fourth vehicle came to rest in a ditch in an attempt to avoid the accident.