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Today's News

  • 2017: Looking back at a year of sports in Washington County

    January

    Yates sinks 14 3-pointers,

    scores 57 in two games

    It was a hot-shooting night for sophomore guard Drew Yates that paced the Commanders, and Yates connected on 8 of 12 shots from 3-point range and finished the game with 33 points to fuel the 70-58 win for Washington County.

    In addition to his long-range marksmanship, Yates went a perfect 5-for- 5 from the free-throw line. Senior DT Yocum followed with 20 points in the win, including a 4-for-4 night at the charity stripe. He added a team-high nine rebounds on the night.

  • One dead after crash

    A single-vehicle rollover crash on Bloomfield Road left one person dead the day after Christmas.

    Kentucky State Police said Donald Ray Carny, 67, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving rolled over and landed in a ditch line. Trooper Adam Likins is investigating the wreck, which occurred at 3:46 p.m. A report said Carney was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram and lost control of his vehicle, hit a culvert, went airborne and overturned in the ditch.

  • WCSO will not release videos

    The Springfield Sun’s Freedom of Information Act request to view body camera videos showing the arrest of a fiscal court magistrate was denied.

    Fiscal Court Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, was arrested on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

    He was released from custody before being booked at the Marion County Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment, which is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Washington County District Court.

  • 2017 Year in Review

    January

    Medley shines at state DYW

    Elizabeth Medley represented Washington County well this past weekend as she brought home first runner-up honors from the Kentucky Distinguished Young Women competition.

    Medley, an 18-year-old senior at Washington County High School, is the daughter of Tony and Julie Medley of Springfield. She won the local competition last year, earning the right to represent the county in state competition against 30 other contestants in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

  • Black will not seek re-election

    Glenn Black has been a public servant his entire adult life, and after 15 years in office, he’s hanging his hat up for good.

    Black, who has been the county clerk since 2003, has announced he will not seek re-election next year.

    “I think it’s time to go ahead and retire,” Black said in a quiet room in the back of his office. “I’ve been in some form of public service for nearly 50 years.”

    Folks who know Black from his time as clerk may not know that he was an educator for 34 years prior to that.

  • 12/27/17 Briefs

    Ongoing
    Sheriff’s office closed on Saturdays
    Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. For tax payments, please use the drop box and for law enforcement issues, please call the Springfield Dispatch at (859) 336-5400.

    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

  • I can't believe it

    I am really opposed to the recently passed tax bill by the Republicans.

    You can be a Democrat or a Republican but most of all I’m an accountant.

    Numbers don’t lie.

    You see I hold three degrees to include one in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. Before I retired, I spent decades in accounting to include a few years as an Internal Revenue Agent in government, a Director of Student Financial Aid at a nonprofit college and mostly in a manufacturing company.

  • Commanderettes come up short in Bardstown classic

    A good Christmas break might just be what the Washington County girls’ team needs after it failed to capture a win in either of its first two games at the Bardstown Holiday Classic Tournament last week. The Commanderettes lost by scores of 49-36 to the Bourbon County Lady Colonels on Wednesday and 55-35 to the Marion County Lady Knights on Thursday. The girls have managed only two wins during their eight December games.

  • Facts uncertain in magistrate's arrest

    A Washington County Fiscal Court magistrate was arrested for three misdemeanor charges on Dec. 16 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, however, what actually happened that night remains unclear.

    According to a uniform citation filed at the circuit clerk’s office, Magistrate Terry Tingle, 66, of Springfield was charged with reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.

  • Principals discuss planning options at schools

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Principals and staff in the Washington County School District gave their annual Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and District reports at December’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. The reports list where the principals want to shift their focus in each individual school for student improvements.

    Washington County Middle School