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Today's News

  • Three new head coaches hired

    Three head coaching positions at Washington County High School were filled this past week.

    Mike Holt, Sr. was pegged as the head girls’ basketball coach, an opening that had been left vacant for the longest time of the three.

    Former Commanderette coach Bernard Smalley was recently hired as the head coach for the boys’ basketball team.

    Two spring sports jobs were filled as well, with Christy Baker and Adam Blair being hired as the head coaches for softball and baseball, respectively.

  • Volleyball clinic starts next week

    The Washington County Commanderette volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic next Monday through Wednesday for girls in 4th-8th grade.

    According to WC head coach Anne Mudd, the clinic, which is in its sixth year, is a chance to get girls in the community excited about playing volleyball at an early age.

    “We just love exposing these young children to the game that we love so much,” Mudd said. “It’s a thrill seeing these young kids enjoying themselves playing volleyball.”

  • PHOTOS: little BIG league
  • Going back for seconds

    I don’t normally do this.

    But I think I ought to in this case.

    I normally never repeat a review of a play being performed by the Central Kentucky Theatre group at the Opera House in Springfield.

    However, I wanted to add a second column to that recommendation for the current “South Pacific” performance I made last week, telling you it would be a good show.

    I was wrong.

    It’s not a really good show.

    No, it’s a fantastic show.

  • News briefs 6/4

    Ongoing events

    Cemetery Donations
    Mt. Zion Cemetery donations may be sent to Christine Hill, 4067 Mt Zion Rd., Willisburg, KY 40078

    Idle Hour Park
    The shelters at Idle Hour Park will not be available during June 27-July 19, due to the Little League state tournament.

    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 Russell at 859-336-3232.

  • Native ‘Sun’ calls it a career

    Kendall Sparks
    The Winchester Sun

    James Mann landed his job at The Winchester Sun by a stroke of luck, and it’s a story only a few people know.

    At 23, he was rather naive, he said, and he had to take a test for the photographer job opening. The paper’s editor, Bill Blakeman, interviewed him, studied his pictures and put him to the test in the dark room with a photo negative.

  • A little added beauty

    Aaron Robinson recently completed his sophomore year at Bethlehem High School, and the Washington County resident used the lessons of his most recent semester to give back to his hometown of Springfield.

    Robinson, the son of Bill and Angela Robinson, had an assignment toward the end of the school year to complete some form of community service associated with the themes that had been discussed in his religion class.

  • June Sew this & that

    Marion Mulligan & Rita Yates

    “The Importance of Being Well Fitted” is the name of our next sewing workshop, held at the Washington County Extension office on Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and learn the mysteries of fitting clothes. ‘This & That’ will be available to advise on basic body measurements, good bra fitting and any problem areas.

  • Online scammers pose as USPS

    Some residents have recently reported receiving suspicious emails from the United States Postal Service, and Springfield Postmaster Trae Purdom said they’re right to question the messages.

  • Assault suspect arrested

    An investigation that was mentioned in a previous issue of The Sun has been closed with the arrest of Jesus Saucedo, 27, of Springfield, on May 20.

    According to Springfield Police, Saucedo is accused of assaulting Veatriz Ramirez-Vega on May 10 at their home at 155 Lebanon Hill Road, leading to Ramirez-Vega being hospitalized with a concussion and other facial injuries.

    The updated police report also states that a child was present at the time of the incident. The child, however, did not sustain any injuries according to the report.