Today's News

  • Hardin faces Keene for jailer seat in primary

    Washington County Jailer Steve Hardin is ready to run the election gauntlet. Not only does the Democratic incumbent face a challenge by Republican candidate Terry Warner, but first he has to square off with fellow Democrat Felix Keene in the May 18 primary to see who advances to the Nov. 2 general election. With 21 years of experience, 11 as deputy jailer and 10 as jailer, Hardin is counting on his track record to deliver the vote.

  • Dogs raise concerns for county residents

    The county’s animal control officer, Pat Spalding, has received several complaints about dogs running loose. Sheriff Tommy Bartley said there’s a particular problem with loose dogs in the East Texas area.

    “Things were slow from March 22 through April 20,” Spalding told the Washington County Fiscal Court on Friday. “I only took five dogs to Lebanon, and I had five complaints.”

    Among those five complaints was one of a woman who is allegedly using her property as a rescue center.

  • Patriot softball heads to MSC tournament with momentum

    SCC Sports Information

    Holly Smith knows that her St. Catharine College softball team has a tough challenge ahead as they enter the Mid-South Conference tournament Friday. But Smith and her Patriots do have momentum on their side as they begin conference action. St. Catharine brought Big Mo into its dugout with a four-game sweep at West Virginia Tech last week.

  • Patriots calm RedStorm by taking series; conference tournament opens at home

    SCC Sports Information

    The University of Rio Grande visited Edelen-Haydon Field over the weekend looking to claim first place in the Mid-South Conference by winning a four- game series over Luther Bramblett’s St. Catharine College Patriots. But the visitors instead lost two of three games (the fourth was rained out) and will have to settle for a second-place finish behind regular-season champion Campbellsville University.

  • Social news and events


    Smith: It's a boy!

    Thomas Reed Smith

    Thomas Lee and Kasey Smith of Springfield announce the birth of their son on March 5,  2010 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.  

    Thomas Reed weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Charles D. and Linda Smith of Springfield.

    Marrinan: It's a boy!

    Eoin Thomas Marrinan

    Teresa and Seamus Marrinan of Springfield announce the birth of their son on March 22, 2010 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Donkey Basketball Game

    The Mackville Lions Club and Mackville Community Development will sponsor a donkey basketball game May 3 at the Mackville Community Center.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and game time is 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Mackville Community Center.

    For more information, call (859) 262-5248 or (859) 262-5161.

  • Commanders are 5th Region All ‘A’ champs

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

  • Wohner challenges Goode for District 3 magistrate seat

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It's a two-man race for the District 3 magistrate seat in Washington County, but Democratic incumbent Hal B. Goode isn’t resting on his laurels when it comes to what he has been able to do in his district or the county over the past 16 years.

  • WCHS tennis loaded with youth

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a rebuilding time for the Commander and Commanderette tennis teams. Last year, the team was anchored by then-sophomore Cyrus Moslemi, who advanced into the top eight in the state tournament. Fast forward to 2010, and Moslemi is now playing for North Oldham, and Washington County has just a handful of experienced players with a lot of youth waiting in the wings.

  • Elusive April showers could impact horticultural crops

    I was going to write an article this week about how dry it is, especially for April.