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Today's News

  • Volleyball drops two at home

    Tuesday night’s match against Thomas Nelson High School quickly got away from the Commanderettes as they ended up losing the match after five games. Despite winning the first two games, the Generals were anything but a pushover. Washington County took the first game 25-22 and was then able to grind out a 26-24 win in the second.

  • Commanders roll to 5-1

    The game looks easy when a team is playing well, and in Washington County’s 48-6 rout of Caverna last Friday night the Commanders’ performance looked almost effortless.
    “Part of it being easy is their play,” said head coach Eric Sagercy after the game. “It was great to have them come out excited to play and jump on [Caverna] from the first play and not let them breathe.”

  • Cisternas grows into importnat role

    On the wall of the football team’s weight room at Washington County High School is a quote from the late Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
    For the Commanders, the hard work put in by junior guard/defensive tackle Juan Cisternas has taken him from football neophyte to team captain.

  • 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.

  • 9/27/17 Briefs

    Ongoing
    Fair Books Available
    Washington County Fair books are now available.  They can be picked up at the following locations: Washington County Extension Office, Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, or contact Krista Thompson at (859) 481-5768.

    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

  • 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.