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Today's News

  • County EMT suspended pending felony drug investigation

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Washington County Fiscal Court voted Friday morning to suspend EMT Chris Hood pending the outcome of a felony drug investigation. According to the Kentucky State Police, Hood and his girlfriend, Katie Sewell, both of Frankfort, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and taken into custody without incident. Each is charged with one felony count to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false statement to a practitioner.

    For the complete story, see the Sept. 1 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • County EMT arrested on felony drug charge

    A Washington County EMT has been suspended following his arrest on a felony drug charge. According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, Christopher Hood and his girlfriend, Katie Sewell, both of Frankfort, were arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and taken into custody without incident. Each is charged with one felony count to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false statement to a practitioner.

    “‘Doctor shopping’ would be the common term for this,” said Lt. David Jude, media relations officer with KSP headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Get involved with 4-H

    A new school year is here, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 with something for all interests from insects to space to sewing. There are topics for all youths. By participating in 4-H, youths develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self-esteem.

  • Repairs coming for county buildings

    At Friday's meeting of the Washington County Fiscal Court, the court addressed issues with some county buildings. Since last summer, the county PVA's office has experienced mold and odor problems. The county has tried several remedies, such as injecting bleach into the walls to stop the mold, but problems continue.

  • Local volunteers make helmet liners for soldiers

    Every day, in service to their country, brave American men and women put their lives on the line on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. While a war zone is one of the most tense and hostile places to be, a group of local women are hoping to make soldiers’ lives a little more comfortable by making hand-knitted and crocheted wool helmet liners for U.S. troops.

    “As anyone who has tried one on knows, those helmets are so uncomfortable,” said Kay Kennedy of the Washington County Homemakers Association.

  • Blue mold has receded

    Blue mold, despite showing up at the end of July, has receded to the background, most likely due to the extremely hot weather we’ve had for the past few weeks. Although this disease has ‘disappeared’ for now, continued scouting is recommended.

  • School board passes tax increase

    The Washington County School Board passed a proposed tax increase Monday evening that took the rate from 52.9 cents per $100 in assessed property value to 54.8 cents per $100 in assessed value.

    The vote was 4-1, with board members Pat Clements, Nora Hatton, Buffy Mann and Mike McCain voting in favor of the increase, while board chair Patsy Lester cast the lone vote against the increase.

  • Patriot volleyball nets first win for Stevenson

    SCC Sports Information

    It took four matches last weekend but Adam Stevenson was able to notch his first victory as head volleyball coach at St. Catharine College. In a tournament in Dearborn, Michigan, the Patriots dropped two matches Friday and their first one Saturday. But the long ride home became more pleasant when St. Catharine won the final match of the round-robin tournament.

  • Archery Xtreme at The River

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    More than 70 bow shooters turned out for the fourth week of Archery Xtreme competition at River of Life Community Church on Saturday. Shooters took aim at 3D targets that tested skill and accuracy.

    Archers visited 10 stations set up with various real-life taregts such as deer, bears and a moving alligator. Points are tabulated for each station along with combined totals for each shooter. The three highest scores over the five-week tournament will be added to determine the most Xtreme Archer.

  • District foes ahead for WC volleyball

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a tough week for the Washington County volleyball team as the squad went 1-4 since Aug. 24.

    Elizabethtown

    Last Tuesday, the Commanderettes visited E-Town, where they fell 2-0 (25-4, 25-11).

    Marion Co.

    On Thursday, it was time to visit Marion Co., where the Commanderettes lost to the Lady Knights, 2-0 (25-11, 25-13).