Today's News

  • Ads blank Commanders

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders fought hard tonight in Danville, but they fell to the Admirals, 61-0. With the district loss, the Commanders now sit at 2-7 overall on the season and 1-2 in district play.

    Danville took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and led 40-0 at the half. They tacked on 14 more in the third and seven more in the final quarter for the shutout win.

  • Springfield BPW honors woman of achievement, boss of the year

    The Springfield Business & Professional Woman's Club is celebrating Kentucky Professional Womens' Week this week, Oct 19-23, to honor working women.

      As a part of this week's celebration the Springfield BPW Club every year chooses to recognize individuals in the following categories  who are worthy and are nominated by folks in the community. The recipients of the awards for this year are:


  • Social news and events


    Bartley: It's a girl!

    Taylor Rose Bartley

    Kimberly and Brian Bartley of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Sept. 10, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Taylor Rose weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Hill: It's a girl!

    Joselyn AshleyHill

    Sarah Teater and Joseph Hill of Willisburg announce the birth of their daughter at 7:23 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2009 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

  • Cow blamed in ambulance wreck

    An early morning ambulance wreck in Willisburg Tuesday is being blamed on a cow.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a Washington County ambulance was traveling on KY 433 one mile south of Willisburg around 1:15 a.m. when it struck a cow in the road.

    The ambulance, a 2000 Ford F250, was being driven by Donald Milburn, 45, of Springfield, who was wearing a seat belt. William Hagan, 50, of Lawrenceburg, was in the back of the ambulance with a patient, and was not belted. The patient, Virginia Lewis, 71, of Mackville, was also belted.

  • Taking a look at the bottom line

    The bottom line of a complete budget generally refers to what is left after covering all costs, including depreciation, labor, land, management, etc. But most of the time cow-calf producers operate with a partial budget where the bottom line is “returns to land, labor and management”. In other words, we may be interested in what’s left over after we cover “out-of-pocket” costs. Most economists would say that only works in the short-run but small cow-calf producers stay in business over many years.

  • WC girls open hoops practice

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes basketball squad got their 2009 practice schedule started last Thursday as they hit the hardwood. Head coach Bernard Smalley and assistant coach Dennis George prepped the girls by working on basic fundamentals through workouts and drills.

  • Springfield BPW honors Settles, Schlosser

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    As part of Professional Womens’ Week, the Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club awarded Jill Settles the 2009 Woman of Achievement Award and Keith Schlosser, owner of Mordecai’s restaurant, the 2009 Boss of the Year Award.

    Club president Fran Carrico said the two were chosen from an application process and the winners were chosen based on accomplishments and the number of applications received.

  • Diamond dreams

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When Steve Thompson and Jude Spalding took to the softball field, they never dreamed of someday being hall-of-famers. But now, that’s exactly what they are. The two Washington County residents are among this year’s inductees into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor in Lexington. Thompson and Spalding attended the induction ceremony last Saturday.

    “It’s a real honor,” Thompson said. “I never thought I’d get into something like that.”

  • Commanders and Ads clash tonight in district action

    The football Commanders will be on the road tonight as Washington County travels to Danville to face the Admirals in a must-win district battle that will determine if WC will get a home game in the first week of district playoffs.

  • Now is good time to divide perennials

    With the end of the growing season looming, it is still a good time to divide your perennials.  If your perennials didn’t perform as well this year as they have in the past even with plenty of rainfall, it is probably because they need dividing.  When perennials get overcrowded they don’t bloom well and usually go into a decline meaning more disease, insect, and disease problems.  This year the extra wet weather caused several more disease issues than normal.