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Today's News

  • Lebanon man and woman plead not guilty in hit-and-run case

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • Mackville fall festival's future uncertain

    The Mackville Harvest-Homecoming Festival has brought delight to people all over the county, but this year the event was put on hold. 

    The festival, which was scheduled to take place over this past weekend, was not held, and the decision to do so was not because of money or interest, but a lack of help. 

  • WC falls in home opener

     

    The Washington County Commanders were supposed to be taking on Kentucky Country Day Friday night for their home opener at Bennett R. Lewis Field, but instead, both teams found themselves up against Mother Nature.

    With extremely heavy rains predicted from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which had pounded Texas earlier in the week, last Friday night’s game was moved to an early Thursday evening kickoff.

  • Queens of the court

    They might as well call it the Commanderette Classic.

    Washington County has owned the All-A Classic regional volleyball tournament, and entering Saturday morning, the team had won the event three times in a row. At the end of the day, that total stood at four.

    The Commanderettes opened the morning with a matchup against Burgin, an independent school based in Mercer County.

    The Lady Bulldogs proved to have little bite, and Washington County cruised to a 3-0 win, taking the games 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9.

  • Springfield Opera House undergoes changes

    Guests at the Springfield Opera House will be doing double takes when they walk into the theatre Friday night during the season opener.

    According to the theatre’s director, Eric Seale, the stage has done a 90-degree turn and guests will now have three entrances to come in.

    “We had to tear down the (control) booth,” Seale said. “Tear down the old stage, the old wall behind it, and clear out everything underneath it.”

  • Two arrested for hit-and-run death

    Stevie Lowery

    Landmark News Service

     

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit-and-run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

    Meagan Medley, 23, of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon was arrested Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, after being indicted for tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident -failure to render and/or aid assistance, both Class D felonies. She is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • Springfield native safe after hurricane

    Hurricane Harvey has struck the state of Texas, and one Springfield native said the rain and winds have pummeled power and phone lines into submission.
    Tracy Carrico, brother of J.B. Carrico, lives in a northeast Houston suburb and has been stuck in his flooded neighborhood since Saturday. He told The Sun Monday afternoon via cellphone that the hurricane dumped 24.8 inches of rain in his area. No one’s been hurt by wind damage, and he’s remaining positive about the situation.

  • Kalarama Farm wins big at state fair

    Kalarama Farm in Springfield has a reputation of training fine horses and winning awards, and recently, the farm took home top marks at the largest competition of the year.

    Larry Hodge, who’s been at Kalarama Farms since the early 1970s, is the trainer at the historic farm in Springfield. Hodge, along with his training staff, Kelly Self and Danny Lockhart, recently brought home a mountain of awards from the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Finding homes for children in need

    A Washington County native is doing everything in her power to find temporary homes for children in need.

    Sara Beth Wells, an employee of the National Youth Advocate Program, said her agency was recently licensed to find homes for children in Kentucky. The NYAP has been around since 1978 and worked with kids in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and now, Kentucky.

  • Library will not raise taxes

    The Washington County Public Library will not be raising its tax rates this year, despite the construction of its new building.

    “We are not taking further income in,” Tara O’Hagan, the director of the library said at Friday’s Washington County Fiscal Court meeting. “We have budgeted well enough that we can go with what we’ve made to pay our bills, and still pay off our loan.”