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Today's News

  • Boone survey results

    The majority of the people who responded to The Springfield Sun’s survey have said they want to see Johnny Boone go free.

    People from Washington County and beyond placed their votes, with 73.12 percent of the people saying he should go free. The remaining 26.88 percent of those surveyed have said they would like to see Boone go to trial for his alleged crimes.

  • Ide Hour Park to go tobacco free

    Idle Hour Park will soon be a smoke-free and tobacco-free location.

    The Springfield City Council voted to make Idle Hour Park smoke and tobacco free at Tuesday’s meeting. Springfield City Administrator Laurie Smith said this decision came after several complaints concerning the use of chewing tobacco and cigarette smoking at the park. A planter was also damaged due to butts being improperly disposed of.

    “The use of these products around children were concerning,” she said.

  • SCC coach, players find success at Midway

    When St. Catharine College closed its doors in June 2016, SCC baseball coach Luther Bramblett was left with many questions. He, along with the student-athletes he coached and mentored, faced uncertain futures as a result of the closing.

    “It was a difficult time,” said Bramblett, who spent 15 years as the head baseball coach at St. Catharine.

  • Commanders fall to Kentucky Country Day

    The Washington County Commanders traveled to Louisville Saturday, May 13, to battle Kentucky Country Day. The game quickly got away from the Commanders in the second inning, and they couldn’t recover, suffering an 11-0 loss.

    “KCD is a good team,” said Commander head coach Adam Blair. “They got away from us early.”

    After allowing an early run in the first inning, KCD scored seven runs in the second to put the game out of reach for the Commanders.

  • Multi-county pursuit ends in Springfield

    A car chase that began in Taylor County Sunday morning ended in Springfield when a Columbia man was shot with a Taser by Kentucky State Police.

    According to Mark Marraccini of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the pursuit, which reached speeds of 85 miles per hour, began when Sgt. Travis Neal from Fish and Wildlife approached a parked vehicle in the Green River Wildlife Management Area in Taylor County.

    Mark Anthony Mattingly, 38, of Columbia, was found inside the vehicle, and because of outstanding warrants, an arrest attempt was made.

  • Warner laid to rest

    Crystal Warner, the woman who was slain along with her boyfriend, Robert Jones, in Washington County last year, was finally laid to rest over the weekend.

    The Florence woman was buried at Willisburg Saturday afternoon, and for her mother, Mary Reeve, putting her daughter to rest is a good step in the healing process.

    “(I’m) definitely ready to put her to rest and try to pick up our life again and maybe go back to a little normalcy,” Reeve said.

  • Commanders sweep Thomas Nelson

    The Washington County baseball team won all three games in its series against Thomas Nelson last week. The Commanders defeated the visiting Generals 15-1 in games one and two, and finished off game three 14-0.

    Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with his team sweeping a series for the first time this season.

    “Our guys fought hard to get these wins,” Blair said.

    Washington County 15 Thomas Nelson 1

  • Commanderettes fall to Lexington Christian

     The Washington County Commanderettes softball team watched its game against Lexington Christian slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 8-3 loss to the visiting Eagles Thursday. The loss puts the Commanderettes at 5-9 for the season.

    Washington County was held scoreless until the fifth inning and mustered only four hits and three runs.

    “The game got away from us early and we couldn’t recover,” said head coach Christy Baker.

  • Congressman Guthrie visits WCES last week

    Students at Washington County Elementary School were treated with a special guest speaker from the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

  • A new shade of blue

    Eddie and Cheryl Young have been farming in Washington County for more than 30 years, but for the last five, they’ve been trying something new – blueberries.  

    The couple, who got their start farming tobacco and cattle, moved into blueberry production for a number of reasons; but the biggest reason is because it’s a crop they can stand behind.