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Today's News

  • Commanders shut out against DeSales

    The Washington County Commanders travelled to play the DeSales Colts this past Friday night, but WC was unable to come out with a win against a perennial Class 2A state championship contender, losing 55-0.

    Despite the final outcome, WC head coach Eric Sagrecy said he was pleased with the effort the Commanders (2-6, 1-1) consistently gave throughout the contest and especially in the first half.

  • WC ends regular season on win streak

    John Overby

    Sun Editor

    Washington County head volleyball coach John Rogers wanted to see his team enter district tournament play with plenty of momentum, and with a three-match winning streak to end the regular season, that’s exactly what he got. After losing three consecutive matches, the Commanderettes (19-13, 5-3) bounced back strong in their last three, defeating Anderson County, Franklin County and Bardstown.

     

  • 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. 

  • Man indicted for human trafficking

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    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. 

  • Seven candidates view for six city council spots

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  • Magistrate passes over weekend

    Morris Goode Sweazy, well-known fiscal court magistrate and local entrepreneur, passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend. 

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, Sweazy, who passed away Oct. 15, was in his third term of office serving District 4. 

    “He won the general election Nov. 7, 2006,” Settles said, “so he took office Jan. 1, 2007.”

  • WC volleyball falls in three sets to Central Hardin

    The Washington County Commanderettes (16-13, 4-3) traveled to Central Hardin High School last week to take on the Bruins, but they came up short against one of the perennial contenders in the 5th Region, losing in three straight sets (25-13, 25-14, 25-13).

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.