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Today's News

  • School district facilities committee sets two meeting dates

    The Washington County School District has announced that two meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee are scheduled.

    The committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Board of Education’s central office at 6 p.m.

    The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss the needs of the school district, and a public forum will be held in conjunction with the meetings to gather input.

    Additional meetings will take place in the future, and reports on the meetings will be featured in The Springfield Sun.

  • Springfield teams come out on top in Blake Hoppes action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The third season of Blake Hoppes Youth League Football got into full swing on Sunday with four games. The league has grown over the past three years into a full-fledged league encompassing Springfield, Lebanon and Campbellsville. The league now has a home field behind the board of education complete with new goal posts, scoreboard and concession trailer. And from the turnout for each game, it seems the league has plenty of support from Washington County and the surrounding communities.

  • WC boys’ golf beats Green Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys’ golf team has been chugging along with several recent matches.

    Green County

    On Sept. 9, the Commanders visited Green County and came away with a 163-167 win over the Dragons.

    Chris Spalding shot a 38, followed by Travis Smith at 39, Blake Smith at 42 and Chase Spalding with a 44.

    Heartland Conference

  • Patriot soccer sweeps Pikeville in conference opener

    SCC Sports Information

    The Mid-South Conference is regarded annually as one of the best, if not the best, NAIA conferences in the nation when it comes to soccer. Thus, when your team can get a conference victory it has to be cherished.

    And a victory is what the St. Catharine College men and women recorded at home Saturday against Pikeville in the first conference game of the season. Paul Patton’s women opened the action with a 2-1 win and Tim Wolz’s guys finished the day with a 4-0 conquest of the Bears.

  • Festival offers many contests, exhibits

    During the weekend of the Washington County Crossroads Harvest Festival, Oct. 1-3, the Washington County Fair Board will be sponsoring the county fair exhibits at the Senior Citizen Building.  

  • World Farm Animals Day is Oct. 2

    This information we just received and thought you would be interested in this opportunity to learn more about communicating with the general public along with your friends and neighbors.

  • Turn matter into compost

    It is the time of year where a lot of plant debris starts to pile up after a long growing season, and many of us want to turn that free organic matter into compost for next year’s crops.  There are several keys to making good compost, many of which I will explain here.

  • SCC Basketball Tip-Off Banquet

    The St. Catharine College mens’ basketball team will hold a tip-off banquet at Mordecai’s On Main in Springfield, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

    Morehead State University coach Donnie Tyndall will be the guest speaker.

    As head coach at St. Catharine in 1996-97, Tyndall led the Patriots to their only appearance in the National Junior College Tournament. Current Patriot head coach, J.T. Burton was a guard on that national tournament team.

  • Commanders beat Marion County; Coach gets a haircut

    The Washington County Commanders knocked off Marion County Friday night in Lebanon to improve to a perfect 5-0 on the season.

    The only points of the night came in the third period on a Seth Mattingly field goal, giving the Commanders the 3-0 lead, which would stand as the final score.

    Following the game, Washington County head coach Mark Perry kept his word and allowed his players to shave his head in the locker room when the team returned to Springfield.

    For complete details, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • Resurfacing under way on Bardstown Road

    A long line of traffic is a rare sight in Washington County. Local drivers are used to dealing with slow-moving farm equipment or the occasional horse and buggy. But another summertime traffic jam culprit is road construction, and crews from the Kentucky Department of Transportation have been resurfacing the road from the 150/55/555 intersection to the Cartwright Creek Bridge, about four miles west of town. Drivers passing through the area during the day had to exercise patience as work progressed.