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Today's News

  • A look at Springfield Opera House's upcoming season

    With the wrapping up of the performance of 39 Steps at the Springfield Opera House, The Sun got a chance to sit down with theatre director Eric Seale and get a preview of the other shows on the schedule for this season.

    Oct. 20-29

    Frankenstein: A New Musical

  • Grand jury hands down 15 indictments

    Fifteen indictments were handed down by a Washington County grand jury Sept. 20.

    Montiest D. Barney, 25, of Elizabethtown, was indicted for robbery, a class B felony, and six counts of wanton endangerment, class D felonies. Bond was set at $50,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with complaining witnesses and no violations of the law.

    Rachel L. Metcalf, 31, of Springfield, was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration, a class C felony, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash.

  • An image set in stone

    One Washington County Facebook group is bringing people down to earth – literally.

    “Washington County Kentucky Just Rocks” was started by Jessica Long about six months ago and has exploded in popularity in that short amount of time.

    The group, which paints rocks and hides them for others to find, has been promoting exercise for both kids and adults. Currently, it has 959 members.

    “When I started, I was hoping for 500 members,” Long said.

  • Sorghum Festival is this week

    The Sorghum Festival is one of the longest running events in Washington County’s history, and this year’s edition hopes to find success with a mix of new events and some callbacks to traditional favorites. Things will kick off on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 a.m. with the Farm to City breakfast at Mordecai’s. The festival will continue throughout the weekend, with Chamber of Commerce President Pat Rose hoping that this year’s events will include something for everyone.

  • No trial date set for Pennington

    It’s been more than a year since Crystal Warner and Robert Jones were killed on Texas Road in Washington County, and their parents still have no idea when the case will go to trial.

    Friends and family of the couple waited in silence during a pretrial conference Sept. 20, as they eagerly hoped for a trial date, but instead were left with yet another drive to Springfield.

  • Commanderettes play in All-A state tournament

    After claiming their fourth consecutive All-A Classic 12th Region championship last month, the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team spent this past weekend in the All-A Classic state tournament in Florence, Kentucky.

    The tournament opened with pool play, featuring four pools made up of four teams in each. Washington County head coach John Rogers knew his team had anything but an easy draw, and before the tournament was over, three teams from Washington County’s bracket would be playing in the finals of their brackets.

  • WC wins ‘Border War’

    There’s no such thing as an easy win, but the Washington County Commanders ended the game with a running clock and very little trouble against rival Marion County in this year’s installment of the annual “Border War.” 

    The Commanders outgunned the Knights 42-6 at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield Friday night.

    Head coach Eric Sagrecy said he was happy with his team’s efforts. 

    “We played really well,” he said. 

    Sagrecy gave a shout out to a number of his players.

  • 9/20/17 Briefs

    Ongoing

    Fair Books Available

    Washington County Fair books are now available.  They can be picked up at the following locations: Washington County Extension Office, Washington County Public Library, Springfield State Bank, or contact Krista Thompson at (859) 481-5768.

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

     

    Addiction Counseling

  • Peñalva joins Sun news team

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome a new member to its family. 

    Zack Peñalva, 23, has been hired as The Sun’s sports/news reporter. 

  • Council passes tax increase

    Springfield City Council passed a tax rate increase Tuesday night.

    During the public hearing – which had no Springfield citizens speak – City Administrator Laurie Smith went over the rate and cleared up some misconceptions.