Today's News

  • Coulter plays in East-West All-Star games

    Trae Coulter is not your average teenager. In his 17 years on this earth, he’s notched nearly 15 years of baseball experience under his belt. That’s because he’s been playing the game since he was two or three years old and has played for the Commanders since he was in the seventh grade.

    And, recently, he played in the Junior East-West All-Star games, which were hosted at Pleasure Ridge Park  High School in Louisville last week.

  • Correction on A10

    An article on page A10 in this week's edition of The Sun about a rabies clinic being held tomorrow at Washington County Middle School incorrectly states that it will be held from 5-9 p.m. The correct time is from 5-7 p.m. 

  • WCHS baseball award winners

    Golden spikes most valuable player
    Christopher Mann

    Silver slugger award
    Wade Moore

    .400 club
    Wade Moore

    Pitcher of the year
    Trae Coulter

    Defensive player
    of the year
    Michael Chastain

    KHSAA junior east/west all-star
    Trae Coulter

    110% award
    Mac Stevens

    Coaches award
    Colton Nolan

    Commander award
    Justin Shelton

    Most improved/impact player

  • Household items taken in Mackville

    More than $2,000 worth of tools and equipment was reported stolen from a construction site at 9213 Bloomfield Road on May 22, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    The incident report notes that a person or persons used a metal pipe to break the lock on a construction trailer between the hours of 5 p.m. on May 21 and 7:30 a.m. the following day. Taken were items being used in the construction of a new home at the address.

  • Single-car accident leaves man injured

    A man was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a single-car accident on Ky. 555 on May 30.

    The driver, Keelan R. Dean of Lawrenceburg, was transported from the scene by helicopter after crashing along the side of the roadway into a ditch and a rocky area, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Springfield has it all this summer

    Kick your summertime fun up a notch with a birthday celebration, fireworks, remote-control jets, music jams and more in Springfield, Ky. Beginning with its Independence Day Celebration, Springfield keeps things hopping with activities for everyone in the family. Visit www.SeeSpringfield.com to plan your summertime fun.

    Birthday bash

  • Play it safe with fireworks

    Ashley Spalding

    As the Fourth of July approaches, communities will be organizing parades and fireworks displays to celebrate and many individuals will also be purchasing fireworks for their own display.  To prevent injury, it’s best to remember important safety information if you plan to have your own fireworks display.

  • 2015 Jeannie Award Gala nominees

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre walks the red carpet from Mordecai’s to the Springfield Opera House for the 5th annual Jeannie Awards Gala, Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening celebrating our past season and sneak peek into next.

  • News briefs for 6/10


  • County sets tax district hearing

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for its first meeting of the month of June and addressed some big issues, including the announcement of the public hearing regarding the Conservation District’s request to become its own taxing district.

    The court announced the hearing will take place June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The venue will be announced at a later date.

    Budget and business
    First on the court’s chopping block was the second reading of the proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.