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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sunday deliveries for Amazon packages

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Regional champs yet again

    Commanderette volleyball capped off an impressive week of matches by winning the 12th Region All ‘A’ Tournament for the fifth year in a row.
    After starting off the season 1-3, Washington County turned the corner during last Tuesday’s 3-0 win against its rival at Marion County. After squeaking out a win in game one of that match, a sloppy start to the second nearly handed the game over to the Lady Knights.

  • Duncans to be inducted into 4-H hall of fame

    Washington County native Ruth Duncan and her husband George were recently nominated to be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. According to a statement from the University of Kentucky School of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Duncan’s are being recognized for “their lifetime achievements and contributions to the nation’s young people.”

    Ruth was born on a farm Washington County to Bill and Polly Cocanougher Hatchett. She described her interest in home economics coming at a young age.