• Man indicted on fraud charges


    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    A man formerly of Washington County was indicted on charges in Jefferson County in February and March.

    An open records request made to Louisville Metro Police Department for more information has gone unanswered. 

  • WCHS named one of nation’s best


    Washington County High School was recently awarded a bronze medal by U.S. News and World Report.

    That means that according to the data the publication used, Washington County High School is in the top 22 percent of nearly 22,000 high schools analyzed across the country. Nebraska was the only state without sufficient data to be analyzed, according to the report.

  • Good ‘Day’ for local Boy Scouts


    The Marion and Washington county chapters of the Boy Scouts of America got a boost last week from a Hall of Fame jockey. Pat Day was the guest speaker at the Friends of Scouting benefit dinner April 24 at Centre Square.

    Day won more than 8,800 races in his career. He is the all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs and Keeneland. He’s won all three races of the Triple Crown races and 12 Breeder’s Cup races. He’s also a four-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey.

  • Bike event returns to SCC


    The “Bike MS: Bike the Bluegrass” event, hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is returning to Central Kentucky on Saturday and Sunday June 2-3. St. Catharine College will host the event, which helps raise money to fight MS, for the second-consecutive year, and routes will run through five counties, but primarily Washington and Marion counties.

    Last year was a success at St. Catharine, raising $175,000 according to MS Society Development Coordinator Mary Carabella.

  • Cornbread Craze


    By Stevie Lowery


    Landmark News Service

    A truck loaded with books about a criminal syndicate being stolen... it seems almost poetic, doesn’t it?

    Or, a darn good publicity stunt, perhaps?

    No matter how farfetched it might sound, it’s exactly what happened Saturday, April 28, at a truck yard in Elgin, Ill.

    A trailer, carrying 1,672 copies of “Cornbread Mafia,” written by Jim Higdon III, was stolen.

  • Two right-hand men, one small place


    For a small place, Washington County (population 11,717) lays claim to two big political figures. 

    Both serve as right-hand men for the governors of Kentucky and Indiana. 

    Earl Goode, current chief of staff for Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, and Mike Haydon, current chief of staff for Kentucky governor Steve Beshear, describe their jobs as anything but typical.

  • State provides funding toward emergency bridge replacement


    Special to the Sun

    The following is a press release from the governor’s office.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is providing $211,000 toward emergency replacement of a severely deteriorated bridge in Washington County.

    The bridge carries Tick Creek Road over the stream known locally as Pleasant Run. 

  • Washington County ranked among state’s healthiest


    For the second year in a row, Washington County has been ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest counties in Kentucky. 

    The data is compiled into the County Health Rankings, which, according to their website, “measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.”

    “The rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights,” according to the website. 

  • Local indictment has implications in Tennessee

    An indictment in Washington County earlier this year had serious implications for a man in Knox County, Tenn.

    Burton Webb, listed on the indictment as residing in Athens, Tenn., was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000.
    According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel in Knoxville, Tenn., Webb was recently appointed as the Knox County Finance Director.
    After Webb’s indictment was discovered, he was fired from the position.

  • Harlem Globetrotter passes away at 32

    On the morning of March 30, the 32-year-old  American Saddlebred Champion Harlem Globetrotter passed away.

    That morning, Harlem was led to his exercise paddock by Jesus Gonzalez, his long-time friend and caretaker of 30 years.
    As was his daily routine, the black stallion trotted to his favorite spot, rolled onto the soft ground scratching his back  and there he died peacefully.  
    At the age of two,   “Harlem” arrived at Kalarama Farm after being  purchased by Paul Hamilton.