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Today's News

  • Burton named head coach at Tusculum

    “I’m just a little-bitty boy from Springfield, Kentucky, I’m not supposed to be like this.”
    But there J.T. Burton was, standing at the podium addressing an attentive crowd at Tusculum College. James Tyler “J.T.” Burton was named the head basketball coach for the NCAA Division II school last week, replacing Nick Pasqua after the latter resigned at the end of last season.

  • Live Easter scenes

    Bethlehem Baptist Church hosted is annual Live Easter Scenes program over the weekend.

    According to Bobby Joe Mattingly, the program, which has gone on and off for approximately 10 years, has gained in popularity over that time.

    This year, the program focused on the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

    On average, 100 people show up for the program.

    “The more we do it, the more it grows,” Mattingly said. “Obviously, word of mouth is key, too.”

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Fiscal court profits from auction

    Washington County Fiscal Court just got paid for using two Mack trucks for a year.

    The two trucks more than paid for themselves at the auction, even after the man hours spent transporting them there and the 7-percent seller’s fee.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, one truck was sold for $145,000, and another brought in $148,500.

    Though it’s just a preliminary figure, Settles said that was a profit of approximately $1,200 when you take out purchase and lease pricing of the trucks last year.

  • Saylor pleads guilty to manslaughter

    More than two years after being charged with the the murder of Shane E. Thomason at the Washington County Livestock Center, Eric T. Saylor entered a guilty plea in a Washington County court Thursday.

    On Feb. 1 2016, Saylor was accused of shooting Thomason outside of the livestock center building during a cattle auction. The next day, Kentucky State Police announced that Saylor was being held on unrelated charges at the Marion County Detention Center when he was arrested on the murder charge. He was held on a $1 million bond.

  • Sagrecy qualifies for national tournament

    After making his mark on the competitive fishing scene in Washington County, Campbellsville University sophomore Trevor Sagrecy has a chance at making a splash on the national stage.
    Sagrecy was one of the founding members of the fishing team at Washington County High School, serving as the team’s president and twice qualifying for the KHSAA State Tournament.  Now, two years after signing with the Campbellsville team, the Washington County native has qualified for the 2019 YETI Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing National Championship.

  • Scrimmage offers first look at new Commander team

    “Overall, it’s a good night. We’ve got a lot to work on, but it was promising.”
    So said baseball coach Adam Blair after getting to see his entire Commander roster in a 10-inning scrimmage against Green County last week. After weeks of pre-season workouts and practices, it was the first time Blair and the rest of his coaching staff was able to evaluate the team in an in-game scenario.

  • Community voices concerns on school safety

    Nick Schrager

    editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    The Washington County School District heard the voices of community members when it held a public forum on school safety.

    “We want everyone to be safe,” Loren Carl, a facilitator of the public comments, said. “We want you to go home, we want the students to go home, we want the teachers to go home, we want everybody safe.”

    After an opening prayer by Bobby Joe Mattingly, Craig Settles took to the podium to speak.

  • Truck rear-ends school bus

    A pickup truck rear-ended a school bus with 22 students on board from North Washington School and Washington County High School on March 13 on KY 555.

    The collision occurred just north of Brush Grove Road.

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said none of the students sustained visible injuries in the collision, but the driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Trial date set in double-murder case

    The man accused of killing Crystal Warner and Robert Jones will spend nearly another year in jail before going to trial.

    During Craig Pennington’s pretrial conference on Wednesday, March 14, a tentative trial date of Feb. 5 at 8:30 a.m. was set. A venue has not been set.

    For the victims’ families, it’s a small victory that’s been a long time coming.

    Warner’s mother, Mary Reeve, approved of the court date as both sides prepare for trial.