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Today's News

  • Coyle appointed to fiscal court

    The Washington County Fiscal Court seat left open by the passing of Magistrate Morris Sweazy has been filled.

    The office of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has announced Johnny Coyle, of Springfield, has been appointed to represent District 4 and he was sworn into office Tuesday morning prior to the court’s meeting. 

    Coyle said he was unsure if he’d be appointed the position.

    “I was really surprised, I didn’t know if it would really happen or not,” Coyle said.

  • Board of education receives top marks

     

    The Washington County Board of Education received a glowing report after its annual financial audit performed by White & Associates. 

    “Our responsibility is to give you an opinion on your financial statements,” Artie White said. “To make sure they’re not materially misstated, whether by intentional or unintentional error, that’s our job.” 

    If something is found, the audit company is supposed to implement a corrective action plan, however, White said, there was nothing significant to address.

  • Returning the Favor to help those in need

    Returning the Favor is back again to help those in need have a merry Christmas.

    According to Sherry Speakman, of the Willisburg Church of God, the program provides gift cards to needy families so they can have a Christmas dinner. She said the program has started off on the right foot this year.

     “We’ve got $360.65 leftover from last year, and one $40 gift card that no one cashed in,” Speakman said. “

  • School district looking for bus drivers

    If you have a commercial driver’s license, the Washington County Board of Education is looking for drivers. 

    According to the district’s Transportation Director, Paul Terrell, they have several drivers who could retire in the near future and the district is building a pool of substitutes they can pick from when that time comes. 

    “I would like to have six who would say, when an opening comes available, ‘I would take the position,’” Terrell said. 

  • Commander football 2016: By the numbers

    The 2016 football season got off to a rocky start for the Washington County Commanders. The team opened with five straight losses after suffering some injuries to key players.

    In week six, the Commanders found their groove, hosting Trimble County, and picked up a 41-0 win. They followed that up with a 56-20 thumping of district foe Shawnee to make their mark 2-5.

    From that point, with three games to play in the regular season, things started to look uphill again as state powers DeSales and Christian Academy of Louisville stood in front of the Commanders.

  • Cal ends Commanders’ football season in playoffs

    Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy said last week that if there was a better team out there than Christian Academy of Louisville, he would hate to have to play them.

    Sagrecy’s Commanders (3-9) got a full dose of exactly what he was talking about in Friday’s second-round playoff game on CAL’s home field in Louisville, and it ended in a 42-0 season-ending loss for Washington County.

  • Feeding those in need

    For the last two years, Washington County Community Action and local volunteers have been giving their time with Feeding America to help feed hungry families in the county.

    “I think that helping each other and being kind to one another is vitally important,” Cabrina Buckman, an organizer, said. “It improves our society and it enriches lives.”

    On the Thursday of the second full week of each month, cars line up behind the Washington County Transfer Station to receive boxes of food assembled by the volunteers.

  • Saying goodbye to a hero

    Bryan Kelty was not unlike a lot of young people. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he loved to laugh and joke. His uncle, Mike Kelty, described him as somebody who was passionate about everything he did.

    Last Sunday morning, Bryan, 24, passed away unexpectedly.

    “He was getting up to go hunting. The alarm went off, and his mom went in to check on him, and she asked him if he was going hunting. He said, ‘Yes, I think I will.’ Then he went into the bathroom to get ready, and he collapsed,” Mike said.

  • Brothers indicted for drugs

     

    Correction: Two errors appeared on the front page of The Springfield Sun this week. This story incorrectly says that Sean D. Carney, 45, of Willisburg, was charged with trafficking marijuana 80 ounces to less than 5 pounds.  It should say 8 ounces to less than five pounds.

  • City and county prepare for winter storms

    After the long dog days of summer, fall has finally arrived, and along with it, thoughts of the winter ahead.

    Springfield and Washington County have been hard at work preparing for the inevitable winter weather that causes grief for travelers each year.

    Springfielf Public Works Director Glen Mattingly said it usually take around a week for the city to prepare for winter.