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Today's News

  • EMS workers concerned about finding addresses

     

    Lack of road signs and visible address numbers are causing problems for the county’s emergency medical personnel.

    According to EMS Director Mark Hale, it’s a problem that has been going on for years.

    “It slows them down on response time,” Hale said. “Trying to figure out which house, which road, that’s where the new private roads are giving us trouble.”

    The problem only gets worse at night, he added.

  • ‘Rocket man’ to be inducted in aviation hall of fame

    A 1955 graduate of Washington County High School will soon be inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.

    Tom Logsdon, 79, of Seal Beach, California, will be recognized for his years of service to the space industry, including putting men on the moon and determining the orbits of the first GPS satellites.

    “I was pretty damn excited,” Logsdon said after learning of the news. “And then when I heard you wore a tuxedo, I said, ‘Well, this is the same as the Nobel Prizes.’”

  • Parent wants tougher laws for teen drivers

    Gabe Hensley and his wife, Sandy, lost their 17-year-old son, Alex, who was a passenger in an automobile accident April 8 of this year. While dealing with that loss has been unimaginable, Hensley said he wants to be certain that Alex did not die in vain.

    In an effort to educate people about the dangers for teenage drivers, and also to help make those young drivers more aware of their responsibilities, he has started an organization that he hopes can get new laws passed and help save lives.

  • 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.

  • Some voting locations change for upcoming election

    As Nov. 8 draws near, Washington County is preparing for the general election.

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black said people in two precincts will have to go to a new location to vote this year.

    People who live in the library precinct and normally vote at the Washington County Public Library will still do so, however, instead of going to the old library, they will have to go to the new one at 333 West Main Street to cast their ballot.

  • School board receives $118,000 grant

    According to Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran, the county will receive $118,000 from a preschool grant that it was not expecting.

    “That was something new this year,” Cochran said. “We did not know whether or not we even had a chance for the funding … we were pleasantly surprised.”

    Assistant Superintendent Jason Simpson said the purpose of the Preschool Partnership Grant is to find students who are unable to attend, for any reason, high quality, all day programs.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.”

  • Seven candidates view for six city council spots

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  • 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.