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Today's News

  • Locals start drive to help needy in Flint

    It all started with a Facebook post.

    Timmy Churchill and Jamilla Smalley have been working diligently to bring much-needed relief to Flint, Mich., where the water is unsuitable to drink. The two have organized a campaign called the “Flint Water Challenge” to collect drinking water and ship it for distribution to Flint residents. 

    “It actually started with a Facebook status from a friend in Bardstown,” Churchill said. 

  • Arrest made in stockyard murder

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week and arraigned on Monday in a murder case that occurred at the Washington County Livestock Center.

    Eric T. Saylor, 47, is accused of killing Shane E. Thomason, 53, also of Lancaster, on Feb. 1 with a handgun. The shooting occurred outside of the building during a cattle auction.

  • Arrest made in stockyards shooting

    An arrest has been made related to the shooting death of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center on Monday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police recently announced that Eric T. Saylor, 47, of Lancaster was arrested at the Marion County Detention Center. KSP stated in the announcement that Saylor was being held at MCDC on unrelated charges.

    Saylor has been charged with murder and will remain lodged at MCDC on a $1 million bond. The bond was issued by the Washington County Attorney's Office and the case remains under investigation.

  • Commanderettes blow out Burgin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (6-16, 0-7) played four games within the last week, including a 56-18 blowout win at home against the Burgin Bulldogs (2-16) on Thursday night.

  • WC picks up back-to-back wins

    The Washington County Commanders (6-14, 1-6) went 2-3 last week, defeating Dayton and Burgin and losing to Bardstown, Adair County and Campbellsville.

    After falling to the Bardstown Tigers (15-6, 5-0) by a score of 80-48 last Tuesday night, the Commanders responded with 10-point victories against the Burgin Bulldogs (10-10) on Thursday and the Dayton Greendevils (10-9) on Friday night, picking up wins of 62-52 and 63-53, respectively.

  • Kentucky caucus is March 5

    With the Republican Party’s caucus fast approaching, many republican voters may be left with one question – what exactly is a caucus?

    Susan Breeding, vice-chair of the Washington County Republican Party, said when the caucus comes on Saturday, March 5, it will look just a little bit different from a normal primary election, and Kentucky’s will look different from other state caucuses.

  • Turner twins share passion for driving buses

    Leland and Lynden Turner, 55, are twin brothers that have worked under five different superintendents and seven different transportation supervisors in their 33-year tenure as bus drivers for Washington County Schools.

    The Washington County natives have racked up a lot of miles over that time, and one thing’s for sure: they’re not quite done driving buses yet.

    According to Lynden, they got their start driving buses when they were asked about the opportunity.

  • Tibetan monks visit Springfield

    After having traveled over 7,000 miles by air, seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, have made it to the United States and passed through Springfield last week. While here, they hosted demonstrations on debate, chanting, culture and compassion on the Saint Catharine College campus while also creating a World Peace Sand Mandala, a piece of art created with colorful sands.

  • Shooting leaves one dead

    A shooting that occurred Monday at the Washington County Livestock Center has left a person dead.

    According to a press release sent to The Sun Monday evening by Kentucky State Police, troopers and Washington County sheriff’s deputies responded to WCLC shortly before 3 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible shooting.

    The victim was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bree Crain

     Bree Crain was 5 years old when she first joined an Upward basketball team. She had tried all of the other sports that she could, but from the start, she knew that basketball was the one for her.

    “I did T-ball and all that stuff, but I really liked the team aspect of basketball,” she said. “Basketball was definitely my favorite.”