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Today's News

  • Arrest made in stockyard murder

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week and arraigned on Monday in a murder case that occurred at the Washington County Livestock Center.

    Eric T. Saylor, 47, is accused of killing Shane E. Thomason, 53, also of Lancaster, on Feb. 1 with a handgun. The shooting occurred outside of the building during a cattle auction.

  • Sr. Traffas wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce held it’s annual awards night recently, and one thing in particular was learned; a person don’t have to have lived in Washington County their whole life to earn praise from the community.

    “Even the briefest glance of our 2015 lifetime achievement award recipient would convince anyone that the person you are about to meet is exceptionally deserving,” Sr. Claire McGowan said at the banquet as she introduced this year’s award winner. 

  • Winning Big

    The Washington County Commanders are peaking at just the right time. With only one week of regular-season play remaining, WC just completed one of its most successful weeks of the year, defeating the Thomas Nelson Generals (1-25, 0-7) and the Cumberland County Panthers (1-21) by at least 20 points each, the first time the Commanders have completed this feat all season, before falling to the Marion County Knights (8-18) by a score of 75-63.

    Marion County

  • Commanderettes fall to 6-19 on year

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-19, 0-8) were unable to pick up a win in their three games last week, falling 67-47 to the Marion County Knights (10-9), 41-27 to the Cumberland County Panthers (6-18) and 56-21 to the Thomas Nelson Generals (16-8, 4-3).

    Marion County

  • County receives check

    The Washington County Fiscal Court got a nice surprise Monday morning in the form of a $7,500 check from the Washington County Conservation District. 

    The check presentation gave the county more money for dead animal removal.

  • Locals start drive to help needy in Flint

    It all started with a Facebook post.

    Timmy Churchill and Jamilla Smalley have been working diligently to bring much-needed relief to Flint, Mich., where the water is unsuitable to drink. The two have organized a campaign called the “Flint Water Challenge” to collect drinking water and ship it for distribution to Flint residents. 

    “It actually started with a Facebook status from a friend in Bardstown,” Churchill said. 

  • Tibetan monks visit Springfield

    After having traveled over 7,000 miles by air, seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, have made it to the United States and passed through Springfield last week. While here, they hosted demonstrations on debate, chanting, culture and compassion on the Saint Catharine College campus while also creating a World Peace Sand Mandala, a piece of art created with colorful sands.

  • Shooting leaves one dead

    A shooting that occurred Monday at the Washington County Livestock Center has left a person dead.

    According to a press release sent to The Sun Monday evening by Kentucky State Police, troopers and Washington County sheriff’s deputies responded to WCLC shortly before 3 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible shooting.

    The victim was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

  • County discusses snow issues

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during a rescheduled meeting Monday morning, and one very hot topic was on everyone’s mind — snow. 

    During Friday’s snowstorm, the county was declared to be in a state of emergency by Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles and Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine. Settles did not have to use any powers given to him during such a crisis. The state of emergency placed locally was lifted Monday.

  • Turner twins share passion for driving buses

    Leland and Lynden Turner, 55, are twin brothers that have worked under five different superintendents and seven different transportation supervisors in their 33-year tenure as bus drivers for Washington County Schools.

    The Washington County natives have racked up a lot of miles over that time, and one thing’s for sure: they’re not quite done driving buses yet.

    According to Lynden, they got their start driving buses when they were asked about the opportunity.