Today's News

  • Local farmers growing hemp for first time

    James Osbourne and Daniel Simms have broken away from traditional crops and turned to something new this year – hemp. 

    According to Simms, they decided to jointly grow hemp in January because they were looking for other options to add to their harvest this year. 

    “Me personally, I’m trying to find a different way to make money instead of raising tobacco,” Simms said. 

  • WC falls short against Thomas Nelson

     A drive in the final minute fell just short for the Washington County Commanders on Friday night, with the team dropping its fourth game of the season in a 27-22 loss to the Thomas Nelson Generals (3-1).

    The Commanders (0-4) couldn’t get going on their opening drive of the game, but running back Garrett Floyd got the team off to a hot start with a 44-yard run at the start of the second drive to give WC a 6-0 lead with 7:38 remaining in the first quarter after an unsuccessful extra-point attempt.

  • SCC receiver asking for extension

     The court-appointed receiver for St. Catharine College is asking the federal judge for an extension of time to Sept. 23 to file a property inventory, a report of financial activity and budgets. 

    According to the proposed order submitted to the court, “the Receiver is continuing to negotiate with brokers and auctioneers in order to reach agreements and to establish an orderly and fair process to sell real and personal property.”  

  • County approves drop-off dates at transfer station

    Washington County residents who have bulky items they would like to get rid will soon be able to do so free of charge for a limited time. 

    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to allow free bulky item drop off at the transfer station on St. Rose-Lebanon Road Oct. 3-31.  


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  • Commanderettes improve record to 10-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes (10-6, 0-2) continued their winning ways this past week, defeating Boyle County in straight sets last Tuesday and posting a top-four finish in the “Queens of the Court” tournament at Central Hardin High School. Just before press time on Monday night, WC defeated the Larue County Hawks in four sets (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18).

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  • Yates competes at All 'A' state

    It was the first state tournament for sophomore Drew Yates, but the Washington County golfer handled the experience like a veteran, according to WC head coach Bobby Bartholomai.

    During Saturday’s All “A” Classic State Tournament, Yates shot an 84, which placed him tied for 47th, good enough for a spot in the top third of the field.

    Bartholomai said Yates struggled to start off the tournament but used his driver to help him keep his score low.

  • Porter introduced as Sun sales rep

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome the newest member of its staff, Stacy Porter. 

    Porter, a native of Bardstown, is replacing Lizzy Haydon – who is now a full-time employee at The Kentucky Standard, – and will take over advertising sales at The Sun. 

    Porter said she’s excited to take on her responsibilities and feels the transition will be a smooth one.

  • Jones funeral set for Saturday

    A funeral service for a man who went missing in early July will be held this Saturday, nearly a month after his body was found.

    Robert “Bobby” Jones’ funeral is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Independent Baptist Church.

    Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, both of Florence, Kentucky, first went missing on July 3.

  • Yates to spend 120 days in jail

    Frankie Yates, the Springfield woman accused of stealing money, goods and Wal-Mart gift cards from people across North America, was escorted out of the courtroom by security after her formal sentencing last week.

  • Suspected scam artists in area

    The Irish Gypsy Travelers may be a group of scam artists you’ve never heard of, but they’re currently operating in Washington County.

    According to Deputy Jackie Robinson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the group of scam artists has targeted several elderly people in the community and stolen thousands of dollars.

    He said they claim to be contractors and offer services that are not needed, do little or nothing and then demand payment.