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  • WC earns title at Classic


    Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The Commanderette volleyball team just finished its busiest week of the season, and they came away from the eight-game week with a 5-3 record, a Purples Classic trophy and three individual awards. The varsity team wasn’t the only one earning accolades though.
    The freshman team was also in action at the Queen of the Court tournament hosted by Central Hardin. They took on the hosts of the tournament in the first match and lost handily 8-21, 2-21, but they bounced back in a big way.

  • Community briefs


    Wednesday, Sept. 28

    Willisburg Church of God Speaker
    The Isaiah House chaplain Rev. Gregg W. Anderson will speak Sept. 28 at the Willisburg Church of God, 64 McCann Ridge Lane, Willisburg. The service begins at 7 p.m. For more information call (859) 441-7097 ext. 111.

    Thursday, Sept. 29

    Street Lights Collection

  • Reapportionment reading passes


    The first reading of an ordinance passed on Friday during the regular scheduled Washington County fiscal court meeting that will change the magisterial lines in the county for the first time in at least 20 years.

    The magisterial districts must remain within 10 percent in population between the most and least populated districts.
    Districts are up for review every 10 years after a census, and no change has occurred in Washington County’s magisterial districts in at least 20 years.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner


    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • Crossroads Harvest Festival and Jim Beam BBQ Classic are set for this weekend


    A big weekend in Springfield officially kicks off on Friday, when festivities for the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival and Jim Beam BBQ Classic begin.

    The event, sponsored by Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with a community pep rally and a “Spirit Parade,” featuring the Washington County High School football team as the grand marshals.

  • SCC athlete hit by vehicle last week


    A St. Catharine College student was hit by a vehicle on Thursday at around 4:14 p.m. while jogging on Bardstown Rd, one mile west of the city limits.

    Jose P. Zamora, 22, of 2670 Bardstown Road in Springfield was flown to University Hospital in Louisville via helicopter after suffering injuries from the collision. He remained in the hospital as of late Monday night, but hospital personnel would not release his condition to The Springfield Sun.
    Zamora is listed as a junior tennis player from Spain on the St. Catharine College athletics website.

  • 45 hours in despair


    Nearly 45 hours after disappearing, Randall Chesser was found alive, next to a creek off of Coulter Lane, lying on the ground, roughly three miles from his home.

    The seven-year-old autistic boy from Willisburg endured rain, wind and storms that started on Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning.
    “We praise God for just the fact that we found him, and found him alive and he seems to be healthy,” John Settles, Washington County judge/executive, said.

  • Seven-year-old found alive and well

    Seven-year-old Randall Chesser has been found.  He was conscious and responsive.  He was found at 2:45 PM EDT by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek approximately 3 miles from his residence.  He is being transported to an undisclosed medical facility for observation.

    Check back later for more information that was disclosed at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

  • Search for seven-year-old will continue and expand


    The Kentucky State Police are expanding the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.  In spite of inclement weather, the field search will continue this morning as 60 Cadets from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy will join in the effort. 

    KSP is looking to expand the geographical area of the search and have reached out to the military for additional air support that will be provided once the weather breaks.
     

  • Search for a seven-year-old ongoing in Willisburg

    According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP), they are currently investigating the disappearance of seven-year-old Randall Leon Chesser.  According to a press release issued by KSP, Chesser was last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, blue jeans and cowboy boots with spurs.  He is a white male, four-foot tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a birthmark in the hairline above his forehead and is Autistic.