Today's News

  • Body cameras prove useful to police department

    It’s been about a year since the Springfield Police Department started using body cameras, and according to Police Chief Jim Smith, the Vid-Shields have been very useful for the department.

    “I’ve been very pleased with them,” Smith said. “We all have.”

    The cameras cost the department around $300-$400 a piece, but lack some of the features of higher-end units. Despite this, though, they only cost a fraction of what some body cameras cost.

    “So far, these seem to hold up pretty good,” Smith said. 

  • County hears road concern

    Washington County Fiscal Court met during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, and heard from some very concerned citizens who live in the Beechwood Subdivision off of Hwy. 555. 

    Their request? One hundred percent funding to pave the Beechwood Subdivision and for the county to take over all of the maintenance of the road.

  • A Day in the Life ... of a veterinarian

    8 a.m. — open for business.

    The rising sun blazed through the glass doors, illuminating the room a burnt orange. The air was filled with a sharp, pungent smell.

    On the examination table, a wheezing patient breathed almost uncontrollably, though no one seemed to notice.

    The doctor examined her carefully, ignoring the breathing of what sounded like a clogged carpet shampooer.

    She took out her stethoscope and listened to her heartbeat. All was normal.

    After a shot, she was cleared to go.

  • Harvest Festival returns Saturday

    The Mackville Harvest Homecoming Festival will be held this Saturday, and there’s no shortage of food, fun, festivities or prizes.

    According to Amanda Preston, the 5k coordinator and assistant vendor coordinator, there will be more than 30 vendors at the event.

  • School board elects to keep tax rate the same

    Editor's Note: Washington County PVA Fran Carrico pointed out to The Sun this morning that a number of Washington County citizens have Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun wishes to clarify this information, as two people quoted in the article are listed as having Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun will print this clarification in next week's edition.

    Washington County dodged a tax increase when the Washington County Board of Education voted 3-2 to keep its tax at the compensating rate of 58.9 cents on $100 of real and personal property last week.

  • Emily Cox qualifies for second straight state tourney

     Washington County junior golfer Emily Cox will be headed to her second consecutive state tournament later this week after a solid showing in the region tournament.

    Cox advanced to her second appearance at state after shooting an 87 in the 3rd Region Girls’ Golf Tournament, which was held last week at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Her performance was the sixth-best score of the event and the lowest score from any golfer who wasn’t from Elizabethtown High School.

  • Commanderettes get big district win over Nelson County

     The Washington County Commanderettes (13-14, 3-4) built on the momentum from their recent “Queens of the Court” tournament win with a huge district victory against the Nelson County Cardinals (11-14, 2-5).

    After a close five-set win against the Cardinals early in the season, the Commanderettes controlled their most recent victory from the start, finishing them off in three straight sets (25-11, 25-13, 25-22).

  • WC prepares for Trimble

    Coming off a bye week, Washington County head football coach Eric Sagrecy’s main focus for his team was to get healthy before playing the Trimble County Raiders (0-6) this Friday night.

    The Commanders (2-3) had lost three of their starters — juniors Garrett Floyd and Anterius Edelen and senior Morrison Smith — during their previous game against the Casey County Rebels (3-2). In addition, they lost a starting defensive end, senior Chaz Curtsinger, in the walkthrough prior to that game.

  • WC golf competes at Heartland Conference

    The Washington County Commanders golf team participated in the annual Heartland Conference tournament last week and finished with solid scores across the board.

    As a team, the WC boys finished with a total score of 363, good enough for a third-place finish and trailing only Taylor County and Campbellsville, which had team scores of 307 and 348, respectively. The score helped the Commanders finish ahead of Marion County (366), Adair County (382) and Green County (385).

  • Volleyball returns from All "A" State

    For the second straight year, the Washington County Commanderettes (7-11, 2-4) found themselves playing in the All “A” State Classic, which was held at the Mid-America Sports Complex in Louisville this past weekend.

    Play in the All “A” State tournament consists of a three-match pool play, where the top teams — based on the teams’ records from the pool play — move on to a winner’s bracket and the bottom two teams play in the consolation bracket.