Today's News

  • Charcoal truck wrecks on KY 555

    A tractor-trailer filled with bags of charcoal went over a guardrail late Wednesday evening near the intersection of KY 555 and US 150. Kentucky State Police were called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The accident was the result of brake problems reported by the driver, who was not injured, according to emergency officials. The wreckage was finally cleared from the scene around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

    Photo courtesy of Tony Golden

  • SCC soccer off and running

    Special to the Sun

    The St. Catharine College men’s and women’s soccer teams, both coached by Paul Patton, are now two weeks into the regular season. The Patriots recorded their first two wins last weekend in Ohio to improve their record to 2-3 while the Lady Patriots are currently 1-3 in the early going.

    “For the most part all of our games have been close,” said Patton. “We have played some good teams and will play many more good ones when we get into the conference games.”

  • Patriot volleyball wins first match of the season

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    It would be safe to say that two volleyball teams couldn’t be more evenly matched that those from West Virginia Tech and St. Catharine College. The two squads played two Mid-South Conference matches at St. Catharine Saturday and each won one. And both matches went all five games as the two teams battled to get their first wins of the season.

  • LaRue rushes over Washington 52-34

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The LaRue County Hawks rushed themselves to a 52-34 win over Washington County on a rainy Friday night. In addition to the football, the field and the players, the hopes of the Commander fans were also dampened as LaRue County was nearly unstoppable with their running game.

  • Club champions raise money for charity

    Special to The Sun

    The First Annual Rosewood Charity Skins Game was held on August 23 at Rosewood Golf & Country Club in Lebanon, Ky. Four golf clubs and their club champions participated in the event.

    Curt Manning represented the Rosewood Golf Club, Phillip Brady represented the Lebanon Country Club, Campbellsville Country Club was represented by Ricky Newton and Lincoln Homestead Golf Club by Mikey Yates.

  • No increase on school tax rate

    At a time when a poor economy is putting a pinch on almost everybody’s budget, higher taxes are the last thing most people need. Recognizing that, the Washington County School Board voted in a special meeting Thursday to keep its tax rate exactly the same as it was last year.

  • Grundy Plantation recognized as historic site

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Hugh L. Grundy, 93, of Springfield, has enjoyed a career in aviation that has taken him around the world. But whether he was in Hong Kong, New York City, Cairo, Shanghai or Los Angeles, the place he would rather be was his family’s plantation right here in Washington County.

    “In all my travels I have never seen a place more peaceful than right here,” said Grundy. “They say you can’t go home, but here I am.”

  • "Beef Bash" to focus on beef cattle

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will offer the inaugural Beef Bash, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, on Sept. 23 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

  • Dry weather may have caused cornstalk deterioration

    Farmers should examine the condition of their cornstalks because this summer’s dry weather may have caused them to deteriorate in strength, said Chad Lee, grain crops extension specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Willisburg will buy new fire truck at cost of $184,585

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The Willisburg Fire Department will be getting a new fire truck around the end of October or the beginning of November. The total cost is $184,585. A state loan will cover $75,000 while an additional $70,000 will be covered by a loan from the Kentucky Association of Counties. The Washington County fiscal court approved the loan from KACO at its Monday meeting. The remaining $39,585 will be paid by the fire department from funds on hand.