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Today's News

  • School board says no to officer in high school

    There will be no school resource officer at Washington County High School.

    The Washington County Board of Education voted against the idea of placing an officer in the school at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Springfield Chief of Police Fred Armstrong and WCHS Principal Leon Smith presented the idea to the board at their meeting Monday night at Fredericktown Elementary.

    The vote was 3-2, with Michael McCain, Pat Clements and Patsy Lester voting against the motion, and Buffy Mann and Nora Niece voting in favor.

  • Capt. Lincoln and Sarah Mitchell paintings unveiled

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    They were two tragic incidents that forever shaped the future of Washington County, and in turn, the world. Oil paintings depicting the murder of Captain Abraham Lincoln and the kidnapping of Sarah Mitchell were unveiled in the district courtroom of the Washington County Judicial Center last Tuesday. A packed house gathered to witness the ceremony and learn some history about how two events that happened nearly 220 years ago helped shape life today as we know it.

  • Washington County Football Camp Date Change

    The dates for the Washington County football camp have changed to June 2-5 to accomodate St. Dominic students who attend school until June 1. Camp takes place each day from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense, as well as individual and group instruction.

    Campers are asked to wear t-shirts, athletic shorts, white socks and grass cleats.

    Registration forms and fees must be received by May 22.

    For more information, contact coach Mark Perry at (859) 336-5475.

  • Social news and events

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Mitchell-Simpson

    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson

    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 23 at The First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

    The bride and groom are both employed at Carhartt, Inc. in Hanson, Ky.

    Rodrigquez-Haydon

    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon

    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon will be united in marriage June 27 at 5 p.m. at Bardstown Baptist Church.

  • Commanderettes beat Banshees in district first round, face Nelson County in title game; win puts girls in regional

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes used a nine-run rally to come from behind to beat the Bethlehem Banshees 11-9 Monday night to advance to the district finals on Tuesday.

    The win also assures them of a slot in the regional tournament.

    The Banshees took the early lead, going up 4-1 in the second inning. The Commanderettes added a run in the fourth as Meagan Spalding scored on a sacrifice by Olivia Thompson.

  • Season over for Commanders

    The season came to an end Tuesday night for the Washington County Commanders as they fell 7-4 to Nelson County in the first round of 19th District Playoffs.

    The Cardinals struck first with three runs in the top of the first, but WC answered with three of their own to tie it up after one inning.

    The game quieted down until the bottom of the third, when the Commanders loaded the bases and Fergus McCain scored the go ahead run on a passed ball.

  • Shots fired, stray bullet enters home

    Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong received a call Monday night around 8:30 p.m. of a shot being fired into a local home.

    Armstrong said he was told that a car leaving the Hilltop area was shot at as it turned onto Mackville Road from Domas Court. The shot missed the car and went into a house across the street.

    Armstrong was not certain how many shots were actually fired, but said a witness described the noise as one similar to firecrackers.

  • Members participate in LTA District Beef Show

    This is the time of year that 4-H members are competing in district competitions and getting ready for state competitions that occur during the summer.  Over the next several months, watch the 4-H News for results from these events and join me in congratulating the youth for their accomplishments.

  • Target spot widespread in burley float beds

    The recent wet weather resulted in many cases of target spot on young burley tobacco plants in greenhouses across the state. With more wet conditions in the forecast, growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of the disease in order to manage it if it does develop.  

    In terms of severity and how widespread it is, this is the worst case of target spot I’ve seen since I came here in 2005. Every year, we usually have some target spot, but this year we’re finding it in nearly every float bed we visit.

  • Moslemi wins 5th Region final, advances to state tournament

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Washington County sophomore Cyrus Moslemi has made quick work of his opponents this season, having lost only one game all year on his way to an undefeated season.

    His performance during the season earned him the second seed and a first round bye in the 5th Region tournament, which got underway at the University Courts in Elizabethtown last Monday.