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Today's News

  • Haases apply for tax moratorium

    After reading about the possibility of a tax moratorium in a recent issue of The Springfield Sun, Mark and Brandy Haas could see the same tax break for their renovation of what is known as the Goatley corner property on Main Street.

  • Springfield man indicted in Nelson County

    A 26-year-old Springfield man was arrested in late October on charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to arrest records, Samuel D. Longacre was accused of fondling and performing sexual acts on a juvenile while she was under the influence of a sedative and unable to stop it. 

    The records also state the act reportedly occurred sometime between June or July.

  • Chamber of Commerce moves from Opera House

    Washington County Fiscal Court met for the first time in November on Monday morning. The court faced a light agenda before ending its meeting in executive session. 

    After listening to the treasurer’s report, the court heard from Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Wendy Devine. 

  • Bevin carries county

    The gubernatorial election — among several other elected statewide positions — was held last week, and if Washington County’s vote totals were any indication, locals are glad to see Republican Matt Bevin take his turn in office.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Trevor Sagrecy

     For as long as he can remember, football has been a part of Trevor Sagrecy’s life. In some of his first baby pictures, he is wearing a football jersey, and as soon as he was old enough to understand what was going on, he began watching Cincinnati Bengals games with his family and — just like them — pledged his allegiance to the team.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Morrison Smith

    Morrison Smith suffered his first major football injury his junior year. 

    It was his first scrimmage playing varsity, and a player hit him in the side of his knee. The diagnosis was an ACL tear, and it would end his season. 

    It wouldn’t be his last injury.

    As Smith puts it, that’s just the risk he took by never giving up on a play and going full speed all the time.

  • WC loses 43-9 in Class 2A playoffs

    In each of the past four seasons, the Washington County Commanders saw their season end in Glasgow, and on Friday night, history repeated itself once again, as the Scotties took a 43-9 victory to move on to the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs.

    But unlike in years past, the Commanders (5-6, 1-2) held their ground and even had a chance to pull out the win for a majority of the contest.

  • Yankeys persevere during adoption process

     Their love is like a freight train – once it gets started, there are only a handful of forces that can stop it.

    Kim and Kyle Yankey have three biological children, and as of September, they added a fourth member to their family.

    His name is Kemuel, he’s 3 years old and he’s adopted.

    “We just always had the passion,” Kim said. 

  • WIRED

     It begins with number calling. Jamie McFall, a first-grade teacher at Washington County Elementary School, calls out children’s numbers. In groups of twos and threes, kids come up to receive an iPad. Each unit is wrapped in a blue protective case. The children act like it’s no big deal as they quietly return to their seats with the serious piece of equipment in their hands.

  • Road sign thefts cost county

     Don’t forget to be extra cautious as you drive – it’s that time of year when someone’s been stealing road and traffic signs in Washington County.