Today's News

  • Hoops for Heart event to be held at WCMS

    Students at Washington County Middle School in Springfield are shooting hoops to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. During the month of February the school will hold its 5th annual Hoops For Heart event.

    Students will play basketball to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs.

    Hoops For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

  • Shootout in Springfield

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a shootout in Springfield Monday night, and Washington County senior Lee Mudd and Green County senior Clint Henderson could have been considered armed and dangerous with all of the shots they fired. Mudd was on target with four three-pointers and finished with 32 points while Henderson hit six treys on his way to scoring 29 points.

    After the smoke settled and the scene cleared, Green County came out on top with a 65-56 victory over the Commanders.

  • Patriots lose close, lose big in conference play

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots played two home conference games last week. The first one they lost in the final seconds to the nation’s ninth ranked team. The second game they lost big to the 18th ranked team. And at the end of the week, head coach J.T. Burton could only marvel at the toughness of the Mid-South Conference that his team joined this year.

  • Congress delays the digital switch

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    People fearing the dreaded jump to digital television and the end of analog broadcasts have gotten a temporary reprieve. Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 264 to 158 to delay the switch until June 12 to allow more people time to buy the necessary equipment. It was apparent that as the original Feb. 12 deadline approached that many people were still not prepared despite months of warning from the government.

  • Let there be lights!Power restored to most of county

    The ice has melted, the snow is gone, and things are starting to get back to normal in parts of Washington County where some residents were nearly two weeks without power. Utility workers are nearing the end of the job of getting the lights back on, and local residents have workers from various parts of the nation to thank.

    Lee Hobson and a group of workers from Pontotoc Electric Power Association from Pontotoc, Miss., were among those who came to help restore power to Washington County.

  • Students to help citizens make switch to digital TV

    For months you’ve been warned to make the switch to digital television, and although you have your converter box in hand, you still have no idea what to do. Fear no more as the Student Technology Learning Program at Washington County High School is offering free assistance to those who need to prepare for the switch to digital television.

  • Digital TV: Are you ready?

    Snow in June? Incredibly enough, that’s what several viewers could find on their televisions if they have not completed the switch to digital by the June 12 federal cutoff. Digital TV is almost here, and like it or not, there are some things you must do before you can continue to receive free signals through the air.

  • George resigns seat as 11th Circuit judge

    He’s been sitting on the bench for a while, but now, Doughlas “Dodie” George will be taking a break. Sort of.

    George  an-nounced recently that he has resigned from his position as 11th Circuit Judge and entered the senior status program for Kentucky judges. George took the step prior to the state’s Jan. 31 deadline, and will now fill in where needed in appointments as a special judge.

    So what was his first assignment?

  • If disaster funds become available, document damage now to help

    If you are a farmer or tree fruit producer and you sustained damage to your operation from the late January ice storm, there are some steps you can take that will greatly help if any agricultural disaster funds are made available in the future.

    If your farm has sustained damage to fences, buildings and/or equipment, the first thing you should do is take photographs of the damage. Pictures will help you prove that a loss occurred even if you have to make immediate repairs. Also, document any purchased material and labor that was needed to repair the damaged items.

  • County still looking into bulky item cleanup

    Washington County is still debating the bulky item cleanup program in the county. The effort to clean up after the ice storm may cause a delay in the program, but fiscal court members received nothing but positive feedback from residents in favor of the program. Since state storm cleanup will take 60 days, the county is considering putting off the bulky item cleanup until the storm cleanup is complete, possibly some time in April.