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Today's News

  • Commanderettes pick up first win

    In only its third game of the season, the Washington County Commanderettes (1-2) girls’ basketball team is already halfway to its win total from last year.
    After the Commanderettes defeated the Brown Bears (1-1) on Saturday by a score of 49-33, first-year head coach Lena Bramblett also recorded her first win at the helm for WC. The victory came on the heels of losses to the West Jessamine Colts (2-0) and Taylor County Cardinals (2-1).

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  • Santa Walk is this Saturday

    Springfield will be a hub of holiday spirit this weekend as multiple Christmas-themed events, including this year’s Santa Walk, unfold in town.

    The Santa Walk will take place Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. Those wanting to trot with the jolly man should arrive at the new fire station on 400 W. Main St. at 11:15 a.m. The walk will take St. Nick, his fans, the Washington County Band and the Salvation Army Canteen up Main St.

    Those interested are urged not to forget their Santa cap if they’re feeling festive.

  • Scammed

    If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

    That’s one thing Washington Countians should keep in mind, not just for the holidays, but for every time of the year, as scam artists are out there.  

    One Washington County victim of scamming, who spoke to The Sun on the condition of anonymity, said they were recently scammed out of $700 through Facebook.

  • Car-theft victim shares story

    On Nov. 25, The Sun reported on a police officer being hit by a car that was allegedly stolen by juveniles. Last week, Thomas Pendleton, 57, told The Sun that it wasn’t one vehicle that was originally taken, but two, and events that transpired afterward are straight out of a Hollywood movie.

    Pendleton said that he and his wife, Kimberly, were at home when the thieves took his son’s 2010 Mercedes C300 and his 2009 Buick Enclave from their driveway. His son, Daniel, 31, was at work during the theft.

  • Woman injured in parkway crash

    Emergency personnel were called to the scene of an injury accident with entrapment on the Bluegrass Parkway early Monday morning. 

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Taylor Blandford, of Springfield, was operating a 2001 Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound when she exited the roadway and struck a tree on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

  • Local couple wants to help the needy this Christmas

     It’s called paying it forward. 

    Mark and Sherry Speakman, pastors of Willisburg Church of God, are working with the Washington County Salvation Army unit and Washington County Schools Family Resource Youth Service Center to provide food for the less fortunate this Christmas. The program they are coordinating, which will provide a basket of food to the elderly, is called Returning the Favor to Washington County. 

  • County hires two temporary road employees

    The Washington County Fiscal Court announced at last Friday’s special meeting that it will be hiring two temporary employees for the road department.

    During Dale Mann’s road department report, it was announced that a committee had interviewed applicants for a temporary position on the road department. 

    “We originally had four applications,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “One withdrew at the last minute because of his work.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Kambron Hayden

    There was only two seconds remaining in the game, and the Washington County Commanders needed a spark. 

    The Commanders were 0-13 on the season and were in the midst of an overtime battle with the Valley Vikings. In addition to being a team hungry for its first win, it was also the first-ever boys’ basketball game in the gymnasium at the new Washington County High School.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: D.J. Keeling

    When Bernard Smalley took over as the Washington County boys’ basketball head coach last year, one of the biggest lessons he hoped to instill in his new players was work ethic.

    And in then-junior D.J. Keeling, he found a player who bought into this philosophy from the start.

    “D.J. is just one of those scrappy kids,” Smalley said. “He always gives you 110 percent.”

  • Commanders ready for season opener

    The Milford (Ohio) Eagles saw a different Washington County Commander squad when they came to town for their annual boys’ basketball scrimmage last week. While the jerseys may have been the same for the Commanders, it was the team’s play that differentiated them from years past, when Milford was able to consistently get the best of WC.