Today's News

  • Salary increases approved by school board

    By David Stone

    Teachers in the Washington County school system will receive a 2 percent pay raise after Board of Education members agreed — somewhat unexpectedly — on the salary hike.

    Board members were presented with two options on the 2019-2020 school year salary schedule: no pay raise or a 1 percent increase. During discussion of the pay increase proposal, members were told a 2 percent increase could be offered without greatly effecting the district’s financial operations.

  • Washington County High School fishing team pitches proposal for Booker Reservoir

    By Abigail Whitehouse


    The high school fishing team has a plan to create a safe, public space for Washington County’s youth and community residents.

    Tim Messer, head coach of the Washington County High School Commander Bass Fishing Team, presented a proposal for cleaning up the Booker Reservoir to the Springfield City Council during the May 14 meeting.

    Messer’s son Nathaniel, as well as WCHS media specialist Nicole Wilson and her son Logan, a member of the fishing team, took turns sharing their ideas for the reservoir.

  • Commanders win opening game of distric tournament

    The Washington County Commanders won their opening game of the district tournament against Thomas Nelson. Josh Cain started on the mound but was relieved after one inning by Taylor Smith who finished for the Commanders.

  • Commanderettes lose close game to region rival

    The Washington County Commanderettes lost a close game to region rival Taylor County to end the regular season for WC. Maddie Pettus tossed from the circle in the game against TC.

  • Cheers to 10 years

    It was just 10 years ago when construction of what is now the Washington County Judicial Center was completed. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the building is where many local judges, attorneys, and court staff members spend their time.

    All costs associated with the building are paid by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), which leases the space.

  • Five Washington County High School students commit to military service

    Special to The Sun

    Four Washington County High School seniors and one junior have made commitments to serve their country through military service, according to a school district press release.

    WCHS senior Zachary Lemmons recently was sworn in as a member of the National Guard. A member of the school’s drama club, Lemmons said he decided to join because of the discipline, benefits and he felt it was the easiest way to obtain his postsecondary education.

  • Treasurer: no surprises in 2019-20 county budget

    By Abigail Whitehouse

    There are no major surprises to be found in Washington County’s budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to Treasurer Carla Hardin.

    The Washington County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the budget on May 13.

    Hardin said there were few changes in the budget, compared to last year.

    “There’s really not a lot of differences,” she said following Tuesday’s meeting. “We pretty much followed last year’s (budget).”

  • Survey finds teen mental health issues on rise statewide

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    The school districts of Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties will participate in a five-year, $9 million program to increase awareness of mental-health issues among Kentucky students.

  • Springfield hires new assistant clerk

    City of Springfield

    Mayor Debbie Wakefield has announced that Jessica Edelen Hart has accepted the position at Springfield City Hall as Assistant City Clerk.

    Hart officially began her duties May 6, according to a press release.

  • A mother's blessing

    Angela “Tulie” Railey has what most would consider a big family. She is the mother of 11 kids, six girls and five boys. The eldest two come from her first marriage, and the other nine come from her current marriage.

    “My oldest two were by my first marriage, then I got a divorce,” Railey said. “I ended up with my husband now. We had the other nine children, and he’s been around the oldest since they were two and three so he is more of their dad.”