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Today's News

  • Six arrested following basketball post-game incident

    A disturbance outside the Washington County High School gymnasium following Friday night’s basketball games between Washington and Marion counties has led to the arrest of three adults, three juveniles, and minor injuries to two Kentucky State Police troopers.

  • Local man dies in Friday crash

    A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Springfield man.

    William H. Voorheis, Jr., 88, of 100 Rosary Heights in Springfield, was attempting to turn left from Belle Vista Drive onto KY 150 Friday, Feb. 13, at 5:04 p.m., according to Capt. Paul O’Bryan of the Springfield Police Department. O’Bryan said Voorheis was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger truck when he pulled into the path of a 1996 Plymouth Voyager van driven by Julie C. Noel, 61, of 109 Kentucky Ave., in Springfield.

  • Settlement funds spearhead diversification in county

    State agricultural investments have helped many Washington County farmers withstand a decline in tobacco income, county extension agent Rick Greenwell said.

    “If it wasn’t for that,” he said of the state cost share programs, “I have no idea where we would be. It has given us the opportunity to diversify.”

  • County chooses state aid in storm cleanup, Springfield opts out

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Any day now, there's going to be a lot of hauling and chipping of storm debris going on around Washington County. The debate lies in who is going to pay for the cleanup. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Kentucky are offering to assist, but at a price that some are willing to pay, and others are not.

  • Coaches Vs. Cancer raises $900

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County and Marion County not only did battle against each other on the court Friday night, but they also came together to help deliver a one-two punch to cancer. The Coaches Vs. Cancer game raised $900 for the Washington County Relay for Life.

  • High water threat means higher insurance rates

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • SCC baseball opens Friday

    SCC Sports Information

    The recent weather may not resemble anything spring-like, but the athletic schedules at St. Catharine College indicate that it is time for spring sports to begin. And both SCC softball and baseball will do just that this week.

  • One dead in BG Parkway wreck

    A one-vehicle accident on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 10:19 a.m. claimed the life of Jose F. Padilla-Martinez, 29, of Versailles.

    Martinez was traveling west on the Bluegrass Parkway when he lost control of a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, struck a guardrail and then a tree, according to a report by Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley.

    Martinez was ejected from the vehicle, and was found about 15 feet from it. The report indicates that cans of beer were found inside the vehicle, but blood work is pending to determine whether Martinez had been drinking.

  • Campbellsville, Adair take two from Commanderettes

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • Hoops for Heart event to be held at WCMS

    Students at Washington County Middle School in Springfield are shooting hoops to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. During the month of February the school will hold its 5th annual Hoops For Heart event.

    Students will play basketball to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs.

    Hoops For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.