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  • Fiscal court remembers magistrate for his service

    Washington County Fiscal Court said goodbye to a friend and a colleague who passed away last month.

    Magistrate Morris Goode Sweazy, 80, who died Oct. 15, was remembered for his service to the county with a resolution signed by all magistrates last week.

  • WCHS band places second in state

    The Washington County Commander Marching Band is one of the top bands in Kentucky.

    That title was bestowed upon the Commanders Saturday night as they placed second at the Kentucky Music Educators Association state marching band championships in Louisville.

    The band performed Saturday morning in semi-final competition against 15 other bands for a spot in Saturday night’s finals, and had to finish in the top four to advance, and that’s exactly what happened.

  • Commanders fall in home finale, 50-13

    Facing one of the top teams in Kentucky’s Class 2A football Friday night, the Washington County Commanders (2-7) suffered a tough 50-13 loss in their senior night game at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

    The Christian Academy - Louisville Centurions (8-1) came out firing on all cylinders and picked up a quick touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff.

  • School board receives $118,000 grant

    According to Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran, the county will receive $118,000 from a preschool grant that it was not expecting.

    “That was something new this year,” Cochran said. “We did not know whether or not we even had a chance for the funding … we were pleasantly surprised.”

    Assistant Superintendent Jason Simpson said the purpose of the Preschool Partnership Grant is to find students who are unable to attend, for any reason, high quality, all day programs.

  • Some voting locations change for upcoming election

    As Nov. 8 draws near, Washington County is preparing for the general election.

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black said people in two precincts will have to go to a new location to vote this year.

    People who live in the library precinct and normally vote at the Washington County Public Library will still do so, however, instead of going to the old library, they will have to go to the new one at 333 West Main Street to cast their ballot.

  • ‘Rocket man’ to be inducted in aviation hall of fame

    A 1955 graduate of Washington County High School will soon be inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.

    Tom Logsdon, 79, of Seal Beach, California, will be recognized for his years of service to the space industry, including putting men on the moon and determining the orbits of the first GPS satellites.

    “I was pretty damn excited,” Logsdon said after learning of the news. “And then when I heard you wore a tuxedo, I said, ‘Well, this is the same as the Nobel Prizes.’”

  • Parent wants tougher laws for teen drivers

    Gabe Hensley and his wife, Sandy, lost their 17-year-old son, Alex, who was a passenger in an automobile accident April 8 of this year. While dealing with that loss has been unimaginable, Hensley said he wants to be certain that Alex did not die in vain.

    In an effort to educate people about the dangers for teenage drivers, and also to help make those young drivers more aware of their responsibilities, he has started an organization that he hopes can get new laws passed and help save lives.

  • Kentucky not fully compliant with REAL ID

    You may have to produce more than your Kentucky driver’s license or ID card to enter some federal facilities in the near future, and if something isn’t done by Jan. 22, 2018, you won’t be able to board a plane without an acceptable form of ID, either. 

    Washington County Circuit Clerk JoAnne Mudd-Miller said the federal government has denied an extension for the commonwealth to come into compliance with REAL ID, a federal regulation on ID cards. 

  • Man indicted for human trafficking

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    A Lebanon man has been indicted for human trafficking in Washington County.

    Gery E. Childers, 26, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury last week on three charges: human trafficking (victim under 18), a class B felony, unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree, a class C felony, and being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is to have no contact with complaining witness. 

  • Seven candidates view for six city council spots

     Sun Staff