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Today's News

  • District to keep tax rates the same

    Tax rates will remain the same for the Washington Country School District next year.

    The proposed rate, which is the same as this year, will be 60.2 cents on real property and 61 cents on personal property. The rate means you will pay $602 on a $100,000 property.

    According to Chief Financial Officer Judy Spalding, the tax rate brought in $3,530,186 in 2018 and is expected to bring in $3,641,089.22.

  • Heavenly Treasures

    Editor's note: Meloney Russell's name was incorrectly spelt in the print edition of this week's issue of The Sun. It has been corrected in the online version.

     

    Miracles are happening on Main Street.

    Heavenly Treasures has just announced that it has made more than $8,000 in donations around Washington County and beyond.

  • Back on track

    “I’ve never been closer to having a heart attack.”
    Head coach Eric Sagrecy spoke for many Washington County fans after his team pulled off a last-second comeback to defeat the Thomas Nelson Generals 45-43 in Friday night’s game.
    Moments of individual brilliance defined the game, as neither team’s defense was able to cope with the attacking talent on the field.

  • WCHS golfers at All-A State

    Two Washington County golfers placed in the top eight at the All-A State Tournament in Richmond, Kentucky, this Saturday.

    Logan Wilson and Drew Yates teed-off Saturday morning amongst a field of about 100 other golfers from across the state. After 18 holes, Wilson finished tied for fifth place with a score of 77. Yates was only three spots behind with a score of 79.

  • Bruins end Commanderette run

    After six wins through six matches, the Washington County volleyball team was brought back down to earth during a 3-0 defeat by the Central Hardin Bruins last Tuesday.
    The Commanderettes knew they were in for a tough match from the start. Central Hardin is the defending champion of the 17th District and the 5th Region. After only graduating two seniors from last year’s team, the Bruins’ roster and starting lineup are still packed with experienced talent.

  • Commanders slip in first loss

    A few pivotal plays ended up making all the difference during the Commanders’ loss to Kentucky Country Day on Friday night.
    Washington County’s defense held steady in the opening, ending the first Bearcat drive with a punt. Later in the quarter, a long pass from KCD got the team down to within the 20-yard line and in good position to take the contest’s first lead. But the Commanders’ defense held firm, made tackles in the backfield and forced a turnover on downs.

  • Commanders grind out win

    After nearly throwing the game away in the opening two quarters, the Commanders rallied from behind to win 33-26 against the Bethlehem Eagles Friday night.

  • Plane has rough landing at airport

    An airplane out of Savannah, Georgia, had a close call at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Wednesday night.

    According to Washington County Fire Chief Forrest Carrico, a Piper Lance, a single engine airplane, lost power and attempted to land on the runway after dark using pilot-controlled runway lighting.

    Carrico said the pilot told responding units the aircraft bounced when it touched down on the runway, causing the plane to go down on the nose gear, which collapsed.

    “There was no fire, no fuel lost, and no injuries,” Carrico said.

  • Sunday deliveries for Amazon packages

    No more waiting around. The Springfield Post Office will now provide Sunday deliveries of Amazon packages throughout the county.

  • Commanderettes go on winning run

    It was a successful week for Washington County volleyball as the team managed three wins in three games, including victories over two district opponents.