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Today's News

  • Going to Oaks

    Springfield resident Michelle Smith was nominated and voted to walk in this year’s Kentucky Derby Oaks Survivors Parade.

    According to the parade’s website: “The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors will walk in the parade prior to the 145th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.”

    The parade will take place on May 3.

  • Enjoying the golden years

    The Washington County Senior Center has a very specific mission, to enrich the lives of those who enter its doors.

    The senior center, which has been around since the 1980s, moved into its current home in the 1990s.

    Thelma Thompson, the site manager of the senior center, has been there for going on seven years. Prior to working as the site manager, Thompson was on the senior center’s board for 15 years.

    She said their mission they hope to bring friendship into their lives.

  • Fighting against autism

    Trent Taylor

    ttaylor@readthesun.com

    According to Autism Speaks, autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the US.

  • Smith wins Young Leader of the Year award

    The Young Leader of the Year award is given to a young person who has demonstrated a dedication to Springfield and Washington County, not typical for someone their age. They excel in the classroom and community service. Lydia Smith hits every one of those with ease.

    Smith was honored to be awarded the Young Leader award and looks forward to continue to be a part of the community in Springfield and Washington County.

  • Commanders get big first win of the season

    The Commanders started the season on a 1-3. They have faced three regional opponents so far and have struggled to score in those game. WC’s win has come against an out of region team in Lincoln County.

    The Commanders started the game against Lincoln County with a three up, three down inning. They looked to do the same to LC, but an error at first base put a runner on with two outs. Drew Yates, who started as the pitcher, was able to get a ground ball to get them out of the inning.

  • Strong start to the season for Commanderettes

    The Commanderettes started the season strong with a 2-1 record. The team had an amazing first game of the season, but a late game rally from the Lady Cardinals of Taylor County was to much for WC as they would lose 14-9.

  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    April is Autism Awareness Month.

    According to the Kate Essex, the Washington County Autism Group of Support founder, the developmental disability affects 1 in 59 children in the United States.

    “It can range in severity,” Essex said. “Most times it’s defined by issues with social interaction and lack of communications skills. Sometimes it can be exhibited as repetitive patterns or needing to have the same routine consistently.”

    She said the spectrum can range from low IQ functioning to high IQ functioning.

  • Aoril declared Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Washington County Fiscal Court has declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    During the court’s regularly scheduled meeting Friday, Washington County Judge-Executive Timothy Graves signed a declaration recognizing the fact after a presentation from the Washington County Homemakers.

    The court declares April as Child Abuse Prevention Month every year.

  • Bewley arrested in road rage incident

    Washington County resident Kevin Bewley, 30, was arrested in a road rage incident last week.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Bewley allegedly pulled out a weapon and fired three rounds at another motorist’s vehicle on March 20 in Spencer County.

    KSP said the victim called state police, which contacted Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Bewley was stopped and upon searching his vehicle; officers allegedly found a firearm and arrested him for wanton endangerment first degree and carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Worthington wins Citizen of the Year award

    The Citizen of the Year is awarded to a citizen that has demonstrated outstanding community service over the past year. This year’s winner wasn’t someone who was awarded for their dedication to the community over the last year, but for years worth of dedication.

    “When the lady announced it she said that this is just not one year this is years and years of dedication,” Gayle Worthington said.

    Her sister, Kathy Elliott, presented the award.