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Today's News

  • State champion coach has Springfield roots


    When the confetti fell on Rockcastle County girls’ basketball assistant coach Ken Mattingly’s shoulders on March 12, his parents were likely very proud.

    After several seasons on the sidelines as an assistant at Rockcastle County, Mattingly was able to experience a state championship for the first time when his team beat DuPont Manual in the finals at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
    The coach, whose parents are Buck and Emily Mattingly of Springfield, said the experience was more than he could have ever dreamed of.

  • Hello, spring


    The sun is shining, my yard needs mowing and March Madness is on my mind. 

    That can only mean one thing: time to take a sick day.
    Just kidding, boss.
    It means spring is here, along with spring sports.
    After checking out the 18-0 thumping administered by the Washington County High School baseball team in a nine-inning scrimmage, I think we may have a nice spring ahead of us.
    If the Commanders play like that all season, they should have no problem reaching their goal of 20 or more wins.  

  • Track teams look for repeat success


    Growth is evident in Washington County High School’s track program this season.

    Returning to the team are five members that competed at state last season.
    “The girls’ 4 x 200 meter relay team of Shay Yocum, Gabby Cheser, Alex Yantis and Mouriah Hourigan are all returning, as well as Kyle Curtsinger who advanced in the boys’ discus,” Bodenhamer said.
    Because of the trip to state, around 30 members are now on the team, a number that head coach Paul Bodenhamer said is the highest it has been in five years.

  • Softball starts this week


    The Washington County High School Commanderettes get ready for battle this week as they start the season.

    Play began on Tuesday against John Hardin at Idle Hour Park. Results from that game will be in next week’s edition.
    Washington County will play host again on Thursday, this time to Burgin. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    Washington County continues play on Friday against Nelson County for the first road game of the season. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Commanders win opener


    The Washington County High School baseball team opened on Monday against border rival Marion County at home. Washington County won that game 9-2.

    The Commanders took on Taylor County on Tuesday at Taylor County. Those results will also be in next week’s edition.
    On Thursday, the Commanders travel to Fern Creek to battle the Tigers. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday the Commanders travel across the county line to face Danville at Danville. The first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

  • Perry steps down as WC football coach

     

    Washington County High School football head coach Mark Perry is stepping down after seven seasons.
    “I’m officially going to accept another position (Tuesday afternoon),” Perry said.
    Washington County High School principal Paul Terrell confirmed that Perry planned to take a position at Central Hardin High School.
    “We’ve been in discussions the last four weeks,” Terrell said. “He informed me officially (Tuesday morning) at about 8 o’clock.”

  • Dates for general CRP sign-up announced

    John W McCauley, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kentucky, announced Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began on March 14, and will continue through April 15. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

  • Planting corn for sileage

    Corn silage is a valuable feedstock for many dairy farms and some beef operations. The higher price of inputs this season puts even more pressure on maximizing yield without breaking the bank on inputs. Some of the following guidelines should help with a successful planting season and put the silage corn crop in the best position to reach high yields.

  • St. Catharine tips off in national tournament at 5:30 p.m.

     

    The St. Catharine College Patriots will make their first appearance in the Buffalo Funds NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., today. The Patriots tip off at 5:30 p.m. EDT. To hear all the action, tune in to 102.7 FM, or visit Mordecai's restaurant in downtown Springfield to watch the game live. The game will also be shown live on the SCC campus in the Pettus Auditorium.

  • Sun website going to subscriber-based service