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  • Dads are on the lookout

    Dogs are roaming the hallways in county elementary schools.

    Literally.

    For the last three years, students at North Washington School have enjoyed bringing their dads, granddads, uncles, and even neighbors into their classrooms.

    The Watch D.O.G.S. program is bringing Dads of Great Students to assist in school activities and act as positive role models to students.

    According to Wendy Chesser, Family Resource & Youth Services Coordinator, Watch D.O.G.S. is a national program that made its way to NWS in 2014.

  • National Scenic Highway dedicated

    A new tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in this region was celebrated last Thursday at the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Byway sign at Fredericktown Community Park. The byway is a 72-mile long stretch of US 31E and US150 that passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville.

  • Tyler appears on 'The Price is Right'

     

    When Sue Tyler and her husband Michael decided to take a trip out west this past September, they were both just excited to get a chance to travel and see the sights on their way to California. That excitement doubled for Sue when she found out about getting tickets to go to a taping of one of her favorite television shows, The Price is Right.

    “I never dreamed of getting on the show,” she said.

  • Willisburg boy saves grandmother's home

    Zack Peñalva

    Staff Writer

    Quick thinking from a young man in Willisburg prevented what could have been a tragedy last Tuesday night.

    Doris Stone said she was watching television around 9:30 p.m. when a loud crash caused her dog to start barking. Stone’s 15-year-old grandson, Waylon Stone, was staying with her that evening and got up to investigate. He soon realized that a tree had fallen close the house and ignited.

    Doris Stone said she has problems hearing, and didn’t even realize the tree had fallen.

  • Coyle drives across Mackinac Bridge on tractor

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Jerome Coyle got the chance of a lifetime when he paraded across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan earlier this month.

    Coyle, 80, along with his daughter, Melinda Carey and other family members, went to Michigan with Coyle as he joined more than 1,000 other tractors for the 10th annual Tractor Crossing in St. Ignes, Michigan. The event allows tractor enthusiasts to show off their machines as they parade across the 26,372 foot-long structure.

  • A look at Springfield Opera House's upcoming season

    With the wrapping up of the performance of 39 Steps at the Springfield Opera House, The Sun got a chance to sit down with theatre director Eric Seale and get a preview of the other shows on the schedule for this season.

    Oct. 20-29

    Frankenstein: A New Musical

  • Grand jury hands down 15 indictments

    Fifteen indictments were handed down by a Washington County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Montiest D. Barney, 25, of Elizabethtown, was indicted for robbery, a class B felony, and six counts of wanton endangerment, class D felonies. Bond was set at $50,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with complaining witnesses and no violations of the law.

    Rachel L. Metcalf, 31, of Springfield, was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration, a class C felony, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash.

  • An image set in stone

    One Washington County Facebook group is bringing people down to earth – literally.

    “Washington County Kentucky Just Rocks” was started by Jessica Long about six months ago and has exploded in popularity in that short amount of time.

    The group, which paints rocks and hides them for others to find, has been promoting exercise for both kids and adults. Currently, it has 959 members.

    “When I started, I was hoping for 500 members,” Long said.

  • Sorghum Festival is this week

    The Sorghum Festival is one of the longest running events in Washington County’s history, and this year’s edition hopes to find success with a mix of new events and some callbacks to traditional favorites. Things will kick off on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 a.m. with the Farm to City breakfast at Mordecai’s. The festival will continue throughout the weekend, with Chamber of Commerce President Pat Rose hoping that this year’s events will include something for everyone.

  • No trial date set for Pennington

    It’s been more than a year since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were killed on Texas Road in Washington County, and their parents still have no idea when the case will go to trial.

    Friends and family of the couple waited in silence during a pretrial conference Sept. 20, as they eagerly hoped for a trial date, but instead were left with yet another drive to Springfield.