Local News

  • WCSO will not release videos

    The Springfield Sun’s Freedom of Information Act request to view body camera videos showing the arrest of a fiscal court magistrate was denied.

    Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, was arrested on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

    He was released from custody before being booked at the Marion County Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment, which is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Washington County District Court.

  • 2017 Year in Review


    Medley shines at state DYW

    Elizabeth Medley represented Washington County well this past weekend as she brought home first runner-up honors from the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women competition.

    Medley, an 18-year-old senior at Washington County High School, is the daughter of Tony and Julie Medley of Springfield. She won the local competition last year, earning the right to represent the county in state competition against 30 other contestants in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

  • Mt. Zion Bridge complete, court will install cameras

    Work at the Mt Zion Bridge is complete, and Washington County Fiscal Court is very happy with the way it turned out.

    “The covered bridge looks great,” magistrate Terry Tingle said. “Those folks did a great job with it.”

    Tingle said the wood used in the construction will age and look even better in the next few years.

    “It’s got to darken some,” he said. “It looks great.”

  • Black will not seek re-election

    Glenn Black has been a public servant his entire adult life, and after 15 years in office, he’s hanging his hat up for good.

    Black, who has been the county clerk since 2003, has announced he will not seek re-election next year.

    “I think it’s time to go ahead and retire,” Black said in a quiet room in the back of his office. “I’ve been in some form of public service for nearly 50 years.”

    Folks who know Black from his time as clerk may not know that he was an educator for 34 years prior to that.

  • I can't believe it

    I am really opposed to the recently passed tax bill by the Republicans.

    You can be a Democrat or a Republican but most of all I’m an accountant.

    Numbers don’t lie.

    You see I hold three degrees to include one in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. Before I retired, I spent decades in accounting to include a few years as an Internal Revenue Agent in government, a Director of Student Financial Aid at a nonprofit college and mostly in a manufacturing company.

  • Commanderettes come up short in Bardstown classic

    A good Christmas break might just be what the Washington County girls’ team needs after it failed to capture a win in either of its first two games at the Bardstown Holiday Classic Tournament last week. The Commanderettes lost by scores of 49-36 to the Bourbon County Lady Colonels on Wednesday and 55-35 to the Marion County Lady Knights on Thursday. The girls have managed only two wins during their eight December games.

  • Facts uncertain in magistrate's arrest

    A Washington County Fiscal Court magistrate was arrested for three misdemeanor charges on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, however, what actually happened that night remains unclear.

    According to a uniform citation filed at the circuit clerk’s office, Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, of Springfield was charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

  • Principals discuss planning options at schools

    Nick Schrager


    Principals and staff in the Washington County School District gave their annual Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and District reports at December’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. The reports list where the principals want to shift their focus in each individual school for student improvements.

    Washington County Middle School

  • Trial date in last year's murder case may be in 2019

    No trial date was set Wednesday for the man accused of killing Robert Jones and Crystal Warner, and it’s beginning to look like the victims’ families may have to wait until February of 2019 for a trial.

    Craig A. Pennington, 53, is accused of killing Warner and Jones in July 2016, and is currently being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

    It’s a bittersweet holiday season for the families of Warner and Jones as attorneys on both sides of the case wait for evidence to come in.

  • Boone pleads guilty to superseding information

    Nearly one year after being caught in Canada, John Robert “Johnny” Boone, 74, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia, pleaded guilty to superseding information in federal court on Dec. 19.