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Today's News

  • Downs heads to state DYW program

    Washington County’s Distinguished Young Woman left to stay with a host family Sunday as the state program draws near.

    Sarah Downs, 2018’s Distinguished Young Woman, will participate in the state DYW program in Lexington. She said there’s a high bar to meet this year after Elizabeth Medley, 2017’s DYW, took second place in the state.

    “I’m very nervous, actually,” she said. “There’s a lot of stuff we have to memorize for it and a lot of expectations.”

  • 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.”

  • New year, more wins

    After a largely forgettable opening act of the season, the Commanderettes will be happy to use last Saturday night’s win over Marion County as a starting point for the second half of their schedule. It took two overtime periods, but the 51-48 win against Marion County did help wash away the sting of the 48-35 loss to Bethlehem the night before.

  • Local sports editor, Bobby Brockman, passes away

    Jordan Alves

    Campbellsville University Sports Infomation Director

    The Campbellsville community lost a dear friend on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018. Bobby Brockman, the long-time sports editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.

  • Winter weather creates slick conditions in county

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    County roads saw slick conditions early Monday morning and ice is being blamed for several car wrecks.

    KY 53 in Willisburg was shutdown Monday, and a county ambulance collided with another vehicle while responding to a crash on Tick Creek Road.

    Emergency Medical Services director Mark Hale said no one was severely injured in the crash.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith has some advice for drivers this winter, but said the best way to avoid a wreck in winter weather is to not drive in it all.

  • Candidates file for 2018 election

    Staff Report

    Several more candidates have filed to run for county seats.

    Teresa Marrinan (D), Mike “Stroker” Kelty (R), and Coy Howard (R) have filed to run for the county clerk’s seat. They join William B. “Billy” Abell, who already filed for the position. The current clerk, Glenn Black, will not seek re-election.

  • Michter's Distillery coming to Springfield

    Special to the Sun

    Michter’s Distillery is coming to Springfield.

    The Louisville-based distillery’s affiliate, Springwater Kentucky Realty, completed its purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County.

  • The case of the sock gnomes

    After careful scientific analysis, deep research and consulting a magic eight ball I’ve come to the well thought out conclusion that our house is plagued with Evil Sock Gnomes.

    By golly, this house at 1950 Lincoln Park Road is literally invested up to the attic and beyond with them.

    Scoff, if you dare, but let me present the facts as are known to be true.

  • 1/10/18 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Boys struggle in Campbellsville tourney

    Campbellsville’s Holiday Classic Tournament provided a chance for the Washington County boys’ team to put an end to a string of bad results that had plagued them before Christmas. After the struggles looked like they would continue with an opening game loss to Gallatin County by a score of 62-53, the Commanders righted the ship with a win in their next game against Carlisle County 84-75. The chance to leave the weekend with a winning record was snatched away in the final game of the tournament after Lincoln County defeated the Commanders 47-45.