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Today's News

  • Viewing Monday's eclipse: Local doctor says be sure to be safe

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America — as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa — will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun. A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina. 

  • Job program expanding at Isaiah House

    When most people hear of Isaiah House, the first thing that crosses their minds is the fact that it’s a drug and alcohol treatment center.

    While that is the case, there’s much more going on in the facility to help the men who seek treatment there.

    David Cobb, public relations and marketing manager for Isaiah House, said the facility also offers job skills training to get Isaiah House clients ready for employment and life after their treatment is complete.

  • County will not increase tax rates

    Nick Schrager

    Sun Editor

    County tax rates on real estate, motor vehicles and watercraft, as well as the airport tax, will remain the same for 2017. 

  • Knopp retires from sheriff's office

    Melissa Knopp has spent nearly 23 years in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Now, after all that time, she’s ready to call it a career.

    Knopp entered retirement at the end of July, having served under three sheriffs.

  • County schools out for the eclipse

    School has just started back in Washington County, but students are about to get an unexpected day off soon.

    On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be no school in Washington County. That decision was announced this past Wednesday.

  • Cards make a clean sweep, finish second perfect season

     

    You might say the Little League Cardinals baseball team at Idle Hour Park is in a groove.

    The team just completed its second perfect season, posting a 12-0 regular season record, then winning two games in tournament play to improve to 14-0.

    Coach Scotty Roution’s team also went undefeated last season, winning the regular-season and tournament championships.

    Repeating as champs is never an easy accomplishment, and Roution said he didn’t expect it going into this season.

  • Experience abounds on WC volleyball team

     

    After practicing all summer, Washington County volleyball coach John Rogers and his Commanderette team are ready to get on the court against a real opponent.

    “I think they’re ready to start playing somebody else,” Rogers said.

    Washington County hosted Central Hardin this past week in a scrimmage to prepare for the start of the regular season, and Rogers said he liked what he saw from his squad.

  • Haydon is world champ again

     

    He’s only been a professional since 2012, but Springfield resident Phillip Haydon is one of the best cornhole players in the world.

    Haydon recently won his second doubles world championship in as many years. He and his playing partner, Daymon Dennis, of Brownsville, Kentucky, won the American Cornhole League doubles title July 22 in Cherokee, North Carolina.

    “We won the senior division, which is 55 and over. There were 30-some teams in it,” Haydon said.

  • Cheatham dies in July 31 accident

     

    A Washington County man died last week in a one-vehicle automobile accident.

    According to Kentucky State Police, 25-year-old Dylan Cheatham was killed Monday, July 31, when he lost control of the 2003 Toyota Corolla he was driving on KY 152. The vehicle crossed the westbound lane, left the roadway and struck an embankment and a tree, according to a report from KSP Trooper Jonathan Carlock.

  • Prayer walk held for local schools

     

    A lot of changes have taken place in education across Washington County since last school year. Washington County Elementary School is now in a different building, there’s a new principal at Washington County High School, and there are plenty of other, smaller changes too numerous to mention.

    With those changes often comes concern, and that’s what led one Washington County educator to host a prayer walk last week in preparation for the start of the new school year.