Today's News

  • Commanders get second straight win

    The Washington County Commanders (2-5, 1-0) lost their first five games of the season, but two blowout victories in a row have helped the team get its season back on track.

    WC built off its first victory of the season the week before — a 41-0 shutout of Trimble County — with a 56-20 district win over the Shawnee Golden Eagles (0-6, 0-1) this past Friday night.

    The tone of the game was set early on in the first quarter, when defensive back Trey Cheatham intercepted a Shawnee pass to give the Commanders possession.

  • Man indicted for human trafficking

     Sun Staff


    A Lebanon man has been indicted for human trafficking in Washington County.

    Gery E. Childers, 26, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury last week on three charges: human trafficking (victim under 18), a class B felony, unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree, a class C felony, and being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is to have no contact with complaining witness. 

  • Kentucky not fully compliant with REAL ID

    You may have to produce more than your Kentucky driver’s license or ID card to enter some federal facilities in the near future, and if something isn’t done by Jan. 22, 2018, you won’t be able to board a plane without an acceptable form of ID, either. 

    Washington County Circuit Clerk JoAnne Mudd-Miller said the federal government has denied an extension for the commonwealth to come into compliance with REAL ID, a federal regulation on ID cards. 

  • Local man fulfilling goal as novelist

    Growing up about 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, Frank Mazur knew he wanted to be a novelist.

    In fact, the blurb under his high school yearbook photo said: “Aspires to be a teacher and a novelist.”

    “I’d always been into writing, and I read a lot of novels, even in high school,” Mazur said. “That was something that always just kind of stuck with me.”

  • Search for Warner continues

    It’s been more than three months since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were murdered in Washington County, and while a suspect is in custody and Jones’ body has been recovered, Warner’s remains have yet to be found.

    According to Warner’s mother, Mary Reeve, things have slowed down but the search continues.

  • Recycling center on the move?

     The wheels have begun to turn with regards to moving the county’s recycling center. 

    A committee was formed Monday morning during Washington County Fiscal Court’s regularly scheduled meeting to recommend a location that would be convenient for the county and cost effective for the court. The committee consists of magistrates Billy Riney and Hal Goode, along with former county attorney Hamilton Simms.

  • Commanderettes fall to Green Co., West Jessamine

    The Washington County Commanderettes played in two of their closest matches of the season last week but came up short in both contests, losing to Green County in five sets on Thursday and to West Jessamine in four sets on Tuesday.

    The Commanderettes (16-12, 4-3) started last week’s slate off with a matchup against the West Jessamine Colts (22-8), and despite only going four sets, none of the sets was decided by more than five points and only one was decided by more than three points.

  • WC gets first win in convincing fashion

    The Washington County Commanders didn’t look like a squad that hadn’t won any games up until last Friday night, but they controlled the contest from the first whistle in their 41-0 rout of the Trimble County Raiders (1-6).

    The game immediately followed WC’s homecoming festivities, and the excitement felt by the students during the pre-game ceremonies quickly translated onto the field, as the Commanders (1-5) scored on a six-play drive to open the game.

  • Brown, King vie for state legislature

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and The Springfield Sun will be providing voters a closer look each week until the election at all of the contested races that will appear on this year’s ballot in Washington County. This series, which will be presented in a question-and-answer format, begins this week in the race for the 55th District state representative seat between incumbent Kim King and challenger Tobie Brown.

  • County’s recycling center could be on move

     Two striking blows to the county’s budget will force it to consider other options for its recycling program in the near future.

    “We pretty much decided in order to have any kind of recycling program we have to dramatically cut expenses,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said, adding the county has to look at the costs of the building it currently rents.