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Today's News

  • Homestead exemption tax break increases in 2009-10

    Economic times are tough all over, but there are savings in store for some taxpayers.

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has announced that the state’s homestead exemption benefits will increase starting in 2009, saving an additional $2,300 for Washington County residents and others across the state who meet set requirements.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS! - COMMANDERETTES WIN 47-41 OVER BANSHEES! COMMANDERS FALL TO BETHLEHEM 64-47

    Commanderettes get first win; Commanders fall to 0-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes held on to beat Bethlehem 47-41 Friday night to notch their first victory of the season and improve to 1-1 in district play, 1-6 overall.

    Washington County got off to an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the game, although Bethlehem came within one point on several occasions. WC had a slim 24-21 lead at the half but they were able to focus and stay a step or two ahead of the Banshees all night.

  • Tough week for Commanderettes

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes are now 0-5 on the season following losses to Garrard, Marion and Russell Counties last week. Plagued by the inability to get the ball through the hoop, Washington County must find a way to score as they face district competition this week against Bardstown and Bethlehem.

    Garrard County

  • County leaf collection winners announced, advance to state fair

    This week you will find more leaf collection results from Washington County Elementary and Fredericktown Elementary schools. The leaf collections have all been returned and I have to say these were some of the best leaf collections I’ve seen.

    Our Overall County Winner from the fourth grade was Danielle Wilkerson of St. Dominic. Noah Harmon of North Washington was the Overall County Winner from the fifth grade.

  • City prepares for phase II of High Street Redevelopment

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    At their meeting on Monday evening, the Springfield City Council approved the application process to start the second phase of the East High Street Redevelopment Project. The project will renovate some buildings and tear down and rebuild other structures.

    “These renovations will be almost identical to what happened on the other end of High Street,” said Springfield Mayor John Cecconi.

    The city will be required to contribute $25,000 toward the project.

  • Fruit, vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6

    Horticulture in Kentucky continues to be big business. After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Fire claims life of local businessman

    An early morning house fire last Tuesday at 610 Briarcliff Ave. in Botland left one resident dead while the other escaped the burning structure without injury.

    According to the Nelson County Coroner’s Office, John T. Mudd, 44 — the owner of Joseph Thomas True Candles — died as a result of the fire. His body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy.

  • From Left Field: The thrill of the hunt

    The thrill of the hunt

    I send my girlfriend Cindy a copy of The Springfield Sun each week, and not too long ago, she was flipping through the sports pages and noticed a collection of dead deer photos featuring kids who had shot each deer.

  • Getting connected - Computers, Internet brought to more Washington Countians

    The Internet and high-speed access to the Web have grown by leaps and bounds in Washington County over recent months, and that growth continued on Friday as 18 new computers and printers made their way into the community.

    ConnectKentucky, a non-profit organization working to connect people to technology across the state, brought the computers to the county with the help of its Computers 4 Kids program and a donation by AT&T.

  • Commanders fall to rival Knights

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders traveled up the road to Lebanon last Friday night to square off against the Marion County Knights. Both teams entered the game winless, so each squad was hungry for a win. Although the Commanders showed promise in the first quarter, the rest of the game was all Marion County as they went on to win 71-47.