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Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Why?

    I know there are a lot of wannabe inventors out there who spend way too much free time hidden away in their garages or basements trying to come up with the latest and greatest invention that will set the world on its ear.

  • Elected officials: How much do they earn?

    Elected officials are paid from your tax money. So how much do county officials make on the job?

    The salaries of elected officials are set by the state, and follow a scale provided by Kentucky’s Department of Local Government. The salaries are based on the experience of the person in office, as well as the size of the county which they serve.

    The state mandates salaries for the positions of county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and jailer (operating a full service jail) for Washington County based on the population of 11,399 as reported in the 2002 census.

  • New book chronicles legacy of local Civil War soldiers

    It was an era in American history that pitted countryman against countryman, neighbor against neighbor, and even brother against brother. The Civil War has been well documented over the past 145 years, and now some of Washington County’s Civil War legacy is featured in a book entitled “The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War,” where author Dennis W. Belcher chronicles the formation and history of the storied regiment that fought for the Union Army for three years, having been formed in Lebanon on Nov. 21, 1861.

  • Patriots knock off Georgetown; Campbellsville in MSC play

    SCC Sports Information

    In one of the most exciting games in the history of Lourdes Hall, the St. Catharine College Patriots downed the Georgetown College Tigers 92-87 in overtime Thursday in Mid-South Conference action. St. Catharine, 14-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference, forced the overtime when Ervin Williams’ putback with six seconds to play knotted the game at 76-76.

  • Local teacher receives 'master teacher' training

    Even teachers like to learn new things, and nobody knows that better than Washington County High School math teacher Rita Messer. She recently took part in the Master Teacher Project in Hilton Head, S.C., facilitated through the Appalachian Math Science Partnership.

    The program is designed to challenge the 15 participating teachers to, first and foremost, fine tune their own teaching skills, and then share their knowledge and skills with other educators in their school, district and/or region.

  • WC Coaches Vs. Cancer games scheduled for Tuesday night vs. Taylor Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Relay for Life will be taking donations to fight cancer this Tuesday night when the Commanders and Commanderettes sponsor Coaches Vs. Cancer games at Washington County High School.

    Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to show your support in the fight against cancer. Relay teams will be taking donations and holding silent auctions during the games.

  • Social News and Events

    BIRTHS

    Carney: It's a boy!

    Jackson Parker Carney

    Meredith and Russell Carney of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 19, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

    Jackson Parker weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

    ENGAGEMENT

    Curtis-Solomon

    Wanda Jean Curtis and Daniel Charles Solomon

  • Local swimmers break records at Bethlehem

    Special to The Sun

    The Bethlehem swim team traveled to Lebanon, Ky., on Tuesday, competing against Nelson and Marion counties at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. All three teams practice at this location and consider this a home meet.

    Bethlehem girls’ team scored 37 points, falling just short of Marion County’s 40 points while Nelson County scored 12 points.

    Bethlehem boys’ team scored 15 points to Marion County’s 47 and 10 for Nelson County.

    Bethlehem received first place in 10 out of 14 events.

  • Relax and enjoy your sewing!

    This week we begin a new monthly sewing article which will include some fun facts about sewing related ideas that often come our way.

    Firstly, let us introduce ourselves. We are a couple of youngish middle-aged birds who have been certified from the University of Kentucky for over four years in sewing construction. That’s  actually eight years of intensive training between the two of us, and we have some great techniques to pass on. Our names are THIS and THAT. Confused already?

  • Races for local offices now set

    May is one mighty fine month for a race in Kentucky, and short of the Derby, the races taking place at the polls could be among the most hotly contested in a while.

    As the filing deadline to seek public office came and went last Tuesday, a field of 32 total candidates have tossed their hats into the ring to seek a seat in Washington County.

    Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, who is among that field of 32, said this is a fairly large number of candidates for a local election.