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Today's News

  • Commander golf back in the swing

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After starting the season with a five-stroke loss (166-171) to Marion County last Thursday, the Washington County boys’ golf team got its first win Monday with a seven-stroke win (165-172) over Bardstown.

    WC’s Chris Spalding shot a low round of 39, but the Spalding scoring-spree didn’t end there as Aaron Spalding shot a 40, Chase Spalding shot a 42, and Matthew Spalding shot a 44.

  • Fuel spilled at local gas station

    When Marion Cummins of Perryville pulled in for gas at the BP station on the corner of Main and Doctor streets in Springfield Friday afternoon, the last thing he expected was to be the center of attention. But just seconds into fueling his vehicle, he was showered from head to toe in gasoline after a rupture formed in the gas hose.

    Cummins went into a panic and dropped the fuel line as the gas kept pumping onto the pavement. Station manager Sonny Patel shut the pump off from inside the store, but not before 6.75 gallons of gasoline were flowing down the side of Doctor Street.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Knopp: It's a boy!

    John Henry Knopp

    Melissa and Philip Knopp of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on May 2, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    John Henry Knopp weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Thomas: It's a girl!

    Haley Jo Thomas

    Kim and Scott Thomas of Loretto announce the birth of their daughter on June 26, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Haley Jo Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 1 3/4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.

  • Composting reduces household wastes

    Yard and food waste take up a good chunk of our landfills. Fortunately, we can reduce this amount by composting these materials and recycling back into the ground.

    Composting is a natural form of recycling. During this process, bacteria, fungi and other organisms decompose organic materials. Organic materials include leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable and fruit scraps.

  • Thieves enter 42 cars in one night

    A late-night crime spree in northern Washington County was part of what continues to be a headache for local residents and law enforcement officers.

    A total of 42 vehicles were broken into on July 24, according to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Jackie Robinson.

    The thefts took place between midnight and 7 a.m., according to Robinson’s report, and  numerous items were taken from the vehicles, including a purse, some compact discs, cash and change, a GPS device, some airsoft guns and other items.

  • Crash claims life of Marion County man

    A three-vehicle accident on KY 55 near the Washington-Marion County line Monday morning has left one person dead.

    Matthew J. Zygmunt, 27, of Lebanon, was killed as a result of the accident, according to a report by Kentucky State Police.

  • Springfield native's career is really cooking

    Some people know what they want to do early in life. It takes others a little more time, after a few false starts, to find their passion in life. For Washington County native David Clements, the interest in cooking was there from an early age, it just took a few detours and some traveling before he found his true calling.

    “He hung around me every evening in the kitchen when I was preparing dinner,” said David’s mother Frankie Clements. “He always had an interest in food.”

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    George-Kute

    Mr. and Mrs. Doughlas George announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth George to William George Kute II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Kute Sr. of Louisville.

    The wedding will be held August 29, 2009 at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

    WEDDINGS

    Brian McIntire and Allyson Hamilton-McIntire

  • Commanderettes are set to serve up another season

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 Washington County Commanderette volleyball team is shaping up to be a competitive force this year. In addition to a returning core of veterans and adding some young prospects to the squad, the team also has an intimidating force in 6’ 4” junior middle hitter Ange Umulisa.

    The Commanderettes finished with a 15-17 record last year. After going 14-15 in the regular season, WC went 1-1 in district play and lost in the first round of the regional tournament.

  • Board continues superintendent interviews

    A process that started with 21 candidates has now been narrowed down to what looks to be a four-person field.

    Last week, interim Superintendent of Washington County Schools Sonny Fentress said four interviews were scheduled, with those dates being July 29, 30, and Aug. 3 and 5.