Today's News

  • Willisburg man injured in wreck

    A motorcycle wreck Friday left one man severely injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle.

    No official report was available at press time, but according to his father, William “Bloop” Johnson, Russell William Johnson, 36, of Willisburg, was thrown from his motorcycle on Loretto Road and suffered a severe leg injury.

    Washington County EMS and the sheriff’s office responded to the accident and Johnson was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Accused murderer indicted

    A Washington County grand jury returned a murder charge against Hoyt J. Calhoun of Boston, Ky., recently, while indicting six others, including two on drug production and cultivation charges. 

    Calhoun, 51, of Icetown Road in Boston, was charged with one count of murder (class A felony), one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense (class B misdemeanor), and one count of being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

  • School board elects to keep tax rate the same

    Editor's Note: Washington County PVA Fran Carrico pointed out to The Sun this morning that a number of Washington County citizens have Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun wishes to clarify this information, as two people quoted in the article are listed as having Harrodsburg addresses. The Sun will print this clarification in next week's edition.

    Washington County dodged a tax increase when the Washington County Board of Education voted 3-2 to keep its tax at the compensating rate of 58.9 cents on $100 of real and personal property last week.

  • Edelen has positive experience at GSP

    Hannah Edelen had to make a decision.

    She had been dreaming of becoming a national officer for FCCLA, or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, since she was a freshman in high school. But after she found out she had been accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program, she had to choose between the two life-altering opportunities because there was a conflict in the two programs’ schedules.

    In the end, she chose to attend GSP, and after looking back on her time this summer, she knows that she made the right choice.

  • McRay commissioned as national bank examiner

    Arthur Clinton “Clint” McRay, 27, a Springfield native, was recently commissioned a national bank examiner by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    According to the group’s website, “The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.”

  • WAGS to host 5k on Saturday

    Three years ago, the Washington County Autism Group of Support began having an autism fair at The River of Life Church.

    Each year, that fair grew and expanded, exponentially. From an initial turnout of more than 300 people, the fair grew every year to add more food, activities and more silent auction items. Along with the fair, WAGS has hosted a walk since 2007, which has also grown every year. This year, however, WAGS will be hosting a much different, but no less fun event — the WAGS 5K Fun Run for Autism.

  • WC golf drops matches in Campbellsville, Bardstown

    The Washington County Commanders golf team took to the course last week but was unable to keep up its winning ways that gave them victories against Nelson County and Green County in their last two matches.

    On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Commanders headed to Campbellsville Country Club to tee off against Campbellsville and Taylor County in a three-way match.

  • Commanders lose opening game 50-18

    Four turnovers. Three scores.

    That was the story for the Washington County Commanders (0-1), as they watched the Western Hills Wolverines (1-0) capitalize on three of WC’s four first-half mistakes with touchdowns.

    According to WC head coach Eric Sagrecy, these errors — and Western Hills’ scores as a result of them — prevented the Commanders from being able to settle into its offense.

  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church to start children's choir

    Note: In this week's edition, Doug O'Neill's email adress was incorrectly listed. This story has his correct email address, which is: oneilldoug52@gmail.com

    Starting after Labor Day, the Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown will have a new choir – one comprised of children.

    According to Doug O’Neill, director of sacred music, there has not been a children’s choir in their parish for a long time.

  • Walker's wheels keep on turning

    6:16 a.m.

    While much of the county is just now waking up, James Murray Walker Jr., 77, who’s already been up since 4:30, performs a walk around on his bus — No. 39. The sound of bus engines idling fills the air as Walker checks the lights, looks for damage and checks the tire pressure.

    Safety strobes flash through the darkness as he steps inside and turns the key. The dashboard lights up like a pilot’s cockpit, and Walker checks the engine gauges for proper operation. Everything’s good to go.