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Today's News

  • Washington County native publishes book

    Whether you call him William, Duke, or Kenny, one thing’s for sure, this Washington County native has just published a book and he’ll be coming home for a book signing.

    William K. Haydon, of St. Louis, Missouri, has just published the book entitled “Uncle Duke Gathers his Wits or Truths or Heresies.”

    “I used to be Kenny, in Springfield,” Haydon said. “Then I became Duke … that’s the way most everybody knows me, and then I put W.K. on the title of the book.”

  • Basketball seasons set to tip off

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  • Mental illness-related calls keep police busy

    Mental illness is a problem that has exploded across the country and is affecting law enforcement in Washington County.

    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said the problem uses a lot of resources and has become more common recently. The biggest problem, he said, is people reporting things that they think are happening, but really aren’t.

  • Two injured in house explosion

    Two people were hospitalized and a house destroyed after an explosion rocked the outskirts of Willisburg last week.

    According to Jessie Carney, chief of the Willisburg Fire Department, the house explosion, which occurred at 1821 Lawrenceburg Road, happened at approximately 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.

  • Commanderettes’ season ends with tourney loss

    Beating a team three times in a row is not an easy task, and the Washington County Commanderette volleyball squad learned that lesson in the opening round of 19th District Tournament play.

    After having beaten Bardstown (23-10, 6-4) twice this season, both coming within the past calendar month, Washington County (19-13, 5-5) coach John Rogers knew his team would have to be up for a tough match.

  • SCC case to stay in federal court

    A U.S. district judge rejected the move by Farmers National Bank to dismiss the St. Catharine College case from the federal court.  Farmers had asked the court to allow the claims to be heard in a Kentucky Circuit Court.  Judge David J. Hale issued the Order on Nov. 10.

  • Schrager named new Sun editor

    The Springfield Sun has a new editor.

    Nick Schrager, The Sun’s reporter for the last two years, was named the editor of the newspaper last week.

    “I can’t describe how happy I am to take on this role,” Schrager said. “This opportunity will allow me to help better serve the community.”

    Schrager was named editor after John Overby left the position open three weeks ago to take a job closer to his home in Russell Springs.

  • Road department building expected to be completed ahead of schedule

    Washington County’s new road department building is scheduled to be completed ahead of schedule.

    “It’s starting to take shape, it looks like a building now,” Road Department Supervisor Dale Mann said.

    Metal siding and office walls are currently being installed on the building located on Walnut Street.

  • City council donates to backpack program

    Hungry children in the area will soon be able to get some food in their bellies.

    That’s because the city of Springfield has made a $500 donation to the Backpack Program, which provides nutritious food to elementary and middle school students in need.

    “It is a good program,” Mayor Debbie Wakefield said.

    Council member Chuck Polin said the program helped 64 children in the area last year, and later added there’s no waste in the program.

  • Commanders fall in home finale, 50-13

    Facing one of the top teams in Kentucky’s Class 2A football Friday night, the Washington County Commanders (2-7) suffered a tough 50-13 loss in their senior night game at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

    The Christian Academy - Louisville Centurions (8-1) came out firing on all cylinders and picked up a quick touchdown after receiving the opening kickoff.