Today's News

  • On the record: Senate candidates share their views

    A special election Dec. 8 will decide who will fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat. The district includes Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

    The candidates are Jodie Haydon, a former state representative from Bardstown, and Jimmy Higdon, a sitting state representative from Lebanon.

    Both candidates recently responded to a questionnaire sent by Landmark Community Newspapers. Their answers reveal a number of similarities as well as a few differences.

    The candidates

  • Voters go to the polls Tuesday

    In less than a week, voters will head to the polls to choose a new senator in District 14, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of former Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield. The winner will represent a five-county area, including Washington, Nelson, Marion, Mercer and Taylor counties.

  • Santa letters due to The Sun Dec. 8

    It’s time to write your letters to Santa Claus for this year’s special section in The Springfield Sun.

    Santa’s elves here at The Sun will be busy typing those letters and getting them on to the North Pole, but we need to make sure all letters have arrived by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Send letters to P.O. Box 31, Springfield, KY 40069, or e-mail us at editor@thespringfieldsun.com, or drop letters off at our office at 108 Progress Ave.

  • SCC women beat Berea, 75-51

    SCC Sports Information

    With a double-double turned in by Jennica Garitty and Courtney Milam, the St. Catharine College women posted a 75-51 win over visiting Berea last Tuesday. Garitty, a sophomore forward from Shelbyville, had 12 points and 13 rebounds while Milam, a sophomore forward from Lawrenceburg, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

  • 4-H'ers attend conference

    Eight Washington County 4-H high school members attended the State 4-H Issues Conference Nov.

  • Lincoln Homestead dedicates historical marker

    Although it has been around since 1936, it wasn't until last Tuesday when Lincoln Homestead State Park had a state historical marker placed on the park grounds. Oh, sure, there is a historical marker located near the old 1916 courthouse recognizing the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, but that marker directs visitors seven miles north to the location of the state park. Thanks to the efforts of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways, the park now has a marker of its own.

  • Commanders out-shoot Garrard Co. 67-33 in scrimmage action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders tuned up for the season-opening game against Taylor County by hosting a scrimmage vs. Garrard County Nov. 23. While head coach Russell Burkhead liked what he saw in the early going, he saw some things that need some attention and focus.

    “I liked what I saw until the fourth quarter,” said Burkhead. “We got tired, especially with the football players who have been here for about a week.”

  • Social News and Events



    Erin Michelle Johnson and James Disselkamp

    David Allen and Barbara Johnson of Elizabethtown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Michelle, to Daniel James Disselkamp, son of Leo and Doris Disselkamp of Cecilia, Ky.

    The wedding will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19,  2009 at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. 

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • From Left Field

    Time to shift gears

    Well, before I dive head-first into this week’s column, I thought I would give my loyal readers a little update on how I’m doing following my stroke.

  • Ghost Out teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving

    There are many lessons taught every day at Washington County High School, but the one given to students on Tuesday before Thanksgiving break might have been the most important lesson they will ever learn.

    In cooperation with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition, the school’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) organization sponsored an event called a “Ghost Out,” which was intended to make students understand the dangers of alcohol and drugs.