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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WC picks up back-to-back wins

    The Washington County Commanders (6-14, 1-6) went 2-3 last week, defeating Dayton and Burgin and losing to Bardstown, Adair County and Campbellsville.

    After falling to the Bardstown Tigers (15-6, 5-0) by a score of 80-48 last Tuesday night, the Commanders responded with 10-point victories against the Burgin Bulldogs (10-10) on Thursday and the Dayton Greendevils (10-9) on Friday night, picking up wins of 62-52 and 63-53, respectively.

  • Commanderettes blow out Burgin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-16, 0-7) played four games within the last week, including a 56-18 blowout win at home against the Burgin Bulldogs (2-16) on Thursday night.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lexi Thompson

     When Lexi Thompson came to Washington County in middle school, she was looking for a way to connect with some of the other students.

    After having attended Woodland Elementary School in Hardin County, Thompson wasn’t sure what to expect as a new student, but she did have an idea of how she could make friends: basketball.

    Thompson had “always thought basketball was pretty good,” so she jumped at the chance to start playing as a way to meet some of her peers.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bree Crain

     Bree Crain was 5 years old when she first joined an Upward basketball team. She had tried all of the other sports that she could, but from the start, she knew that basketball was the one for her.

    “I did T-ball and all that stuff, but I really liked the team aspect of basketball,” she said. “Basketball was definitely my favorite.”

  • 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.

  • Kentucky caucus is March 5

    With the Republican Party’s caucus fast approaching, many republican voters may be left with one question – what exactly is a caucus?

    Susan Breeding, vice-chair of the Washington County Republican Party, said when the caucus comes on Saturday, March 5, it will look just a little bit different from a normal primary election, and Kentucky’s will look different from other state caucuses.

  • SPD makes arrest in shooting

    The Springfield Police Department has made an arrest in the case that has left a Springfield man paralyzed.