.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Car-theft victim shares story

    On Nov. 25, The Sun reported on a police officer being hit by a car that was allegedly stolen by juveniles. Last week, Thomas Pendleton, 57, told The Sun that it wasn’t one vehicle that was originally taken, but two, and events that transpired afterward are straight out of a Hollywood movie.

    Pendleton said that he and his wife, Kimberly, were at home when the thieves took his son’s 2010 Mercedes C300 and his 2009 Buick Enclave from their driveway. His son, Daniel, 31, was at work during the theft.

  • Woman injured in parkway crash

    Emergency personnel were called to the scene of an injury accident with entrapment on the Bluegrass Parkway early Monday morning. 

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Taylor Blandford, of Springfield, was operating a 2001 Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound when she exited the roadway and struck a tree on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

  • Local couple wants to help the needy this Christmas

     It’s called paying it forward. 

    Mark and Sherry Speakman, pastors of Willisburg Church of God, are working with the Washington County Salvation Army unit and Washington County Schools Family Resource Youth Service Center to provide food for the less fortunate this Christmas. The program they are coordinating, which will provide a basket of food to the elderly, is called Returning the Favor to Washington County. 

  • County hires two temporary road employees

    The Washington County Fiscal Court announced at last Friday’s special meeting that it will be hiring two temporary employees for the road department.

    During Dale Mann’s road department report, it was announced that a committee had interviewed applicants for a temporary position on the road department. 

    “We originally had four applications,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said. “One withdrew at the last minute because of his work.”

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Kambron Hayden

    There was only two seconds remaining in the game, and the Washington County Commanders needed a spark. 

    The Commanders were 0-13 on the season and were in the midst of an overtime battle with the Valley Vikings. In addition to being a team hungry for its first win, it was also the first-ever boys’ basketball game in the gymnasium at the new Washington County High School.

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: D.J. Keeling

    When Bernard Smalley took over as the Washington County boys’ basketball head coach last year, one of the biggest lessons he hoped to instill in his new players was work ethic.

    And in then-junior D.J. Keeling, he found a player who bought into this philosophy from the start.

    “D.J. is just one of those scrappy kids,” Smalley said. “He always gives you 110 percent.”

  • Commanders ready for season opener

    The Milford (Ohio) Eagles saw a different Washington County Commander squad when they came to town for their annual boys’ basketball scrimmage last week. While the jerseys may have been the same for the Commanders, it was the team’s play that differentiated them from years past, when Milford was able to consistently get the best of WC.

  • Learning life and basketball

     Lena Bramblett is in her first year as head coach of the Washington County Commanderette basketball team, but she’s working to teach her team about a lot more than basketball.

    The Commanderettes were in action last week against Henry County in their final scrimmage before the regular season tips off Thursday night, and Bramblett said she is seeing her team make a lot of progress on and off the court.

  • Murphy retires from bank after 64 years on the job

    Ann Murphy finished her career at Springfield State Bank after a total of 64 years of service last week. At the age of 88, she said goodbye to her coworkers during a party that was held on Nov. 5.

    “It has been so good I can’t even describe it,” Murphy said about her time at the bank. “It’s been wonderful. I’ve seen a lot of people go and come.”

  • Man tries to hit deputy with truck

    A Harrodsburg man found himself in the Marion County Detention Center on a charge of wanton endangerment first of a police officer last week. 

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Melvin L. Ison, 31, of Harrodsburg was arrested on Nov. 24 after he allegedly nearly struck Washington County Sherriff’s Deputy Charlie Osbourn with his vehicle. 

    Osbourn fired his weapon at the vehicle during the incident.