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Today's News

  • Commanders' streak broken

    In what seems to have become the theme of this season, the Commanders lost in heartbreaking fashion twice in the span of a week. After a late run got Washington County to within one point of forcing overtime, the Bethlehem Eagles slammed the door shut and took the victory 75-74. Days later, a buzzer beater gave the Henry County Wildcats the opportunity to beat the Commanders 87-86 in overtime.

  • 12/20/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Sheriff’s office closed on Saturdays

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. For tax payments, please use the drop box and for law enforcement issues, please call the Springfield Dispatch at (859) 336-5400.

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Immunization laws to change for students

    Nick Schrager

    Editor

    Children across the state will soon need additional immunizations or records showing they’ve received the vaccines.

    According to Washington County’s school nurse, Dolly Stannard, state government has added new vaccine requirements in order to attend public schools.

    Stannard, who covers Washington County elementary, middle and high schools, said the changes would take effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

  • Santa's coming to town

    Sleigh bells were ringing early in Springfield Friday when Santa Claus came to town.

    As a cold December wind cut through outer layers like a knife, the jolly old man sat on Main Street waiving to every car that passed by, and listened to each child’s deepest wishes for Christmas this year.

    “This is balmy weather compared to the North Pole,” Santa told The Sun in an exclusive interview. “Right now, it’s about zero degrees at the North Pole without the wind chill.”

  • Bids being accepted for SCC property

    St. Catharine College is going on the auction block, though it may already have its highest bidder.

    According to documents filed in federal court last week, SCC’s receiver, L.S. Associates, LLC, was granted a request to approve sale procedures and bidding protections in connection with the sale of SCC’s remaining assets.

    L.S. Associates will be taking bids on the property, though it was already offered a sum of money by the Runchero Corporation, Inc., in Shelbyville.

    The proposed price? $4.7 million.

  • Commanderettes have split results

    The past week brought in the first win of the Commanderettes’ season. But while the 52-48 victory over Garrard County started the week on a high note, the Friday night defeat to Thomas Nelson showed that there was still work to do for the girls’ basketball team.

  • Boys basketball bounces back

    The Commanders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 73-55 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals last Friday night. The victory came after back-to-back losses to Bullitt Central and Garrard County earlier in the week. Currently 4-4 on the season, the Commanders have been dominant in their wins, outscoring the opposition by an average of over 35 points. Meanwhile, the Commanders’ losses have all come in extremely close games, with the victor winning by an average of less than three points.

  • 12/13/17 Briefs

    Friday, Dec. 15

    Santa at City Hall

    Santa will be visiting children in the front of Springfield City Hall Friday, Dec. 15, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A mailbox is also available for letters that will go directly to the North Pole and answered by the Jolly Man himself, along with Mrs. Claus too!

    Acreage Reporting Deadline

  • County looks at future landfill options

    Washington County Fiscal Court was talking trash Monday morning at the 1816 Courthouse.

    According to Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles, the Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill has approximately 5-10 years before it will reach capacity and have to be capped.

    Discussions started after the court went over the free recycling program it held.

  • Candidates file for 2018 election

    Next year’s election races are already getting busy, with close to 20 people having filed for positions in county government.

    According to Washington County Clerk Glenn Black, who will not be running for re-election next year, candidates for county offices have until 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2018, to file their paperwork for the primary election on May 23. Anyone running for city council has until August to submit paperwork.

    “All county offices and all city council members (are up for grabs),” he said.