Today's News

  • Old house moved to become home for a new family

    Recycling is popular these days, but one local group took it a step beyond the normal last week.

  • Local horses place well at Mercer Co. horse show

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Several horses from Rolling Acres Farm & Stables in Springfield did well at the Spring Jubilee Charity Horse Show held April 16-18 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. Silver Dollar’s Donato, owned by Robert Stannard, and trained and ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the Walking Horse Championship.

  • WCHS Alumni Baseball Game

    A Washington County High School alumni baseball game will take place at noon May 16 at Tom Bystrek Field in Idle Hour Park. All WCHS alumni are invited.

    The cost to play is $30 per person which includes a t-shirt. There will also be a cookout.

    Come out to catch up with former classmates and have a great time.

    For more information, contact WC baseball coach Derek Schuler at (502) 639-2617.

  • Wednesday Night Golf League

    A Wednesday night golf league at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course will start at 4:30 p.m. May 6 with an organizational meeting.

    In order to participate, you need to have a two-person team and show up for the May 6 meeting.

    The cost to play is $30 per person.

    For more information, contact Bill Hardin at (859) 336-7570.


  • Practice green gardening by following tips

    I recently taught a class on gardening greener and thought the information may be useful to those of you that would like to be a little “greener” in the garden and didn’t have the time to attend one of my “Wheelbarrow Series” classes.  So, I have decided to put together my top greener gardening tips.

  • Bible-reading marathon now underway

    Springfield's fourth-annual Bible-reading marathon kicked off Sunday evening on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse. The event will go on non-stop until its conclusion on Thursday at noon, with the observance of the World Day of Prayer. Everyone is invited to attend to listen to the reading of God's word, as well as read in time slots that may still be vacant. For details on possible time slots, visit www.thecornerstonechristian.org on the Internet, or stop by the courthouse for more information.

  • Health scares hit community

    One case of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) has been confirmed at Washington County High School, according to Superintendent of Schools Robert Stafford.

    “We have one doctor-confirmed case of MRSA, and we have taken all precautions,” Stafford said. He added that a letter was sent home with students Thursday afternoon, as well as a call being made over the school’s automatic telephone notification system.

  • Social news and events


    Spalding: It's a boy!

    Hayden Christopher Spalding

    Beth and Chris Spalding of Louisville announce the birth of their son on Feb. 27, 2009 at Suburban hospital in Louisville.

    Hayden Christopher weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches in length.

    Thomas: It's a boy!

    James Richard Thomas III

    Sharon and Jim Thomas of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on April 15, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

  • Bible-reading marathon begins May 3

    Many people read their Bible daily, while others don’t spend as much time in the word of God. But on May 3, Washington Countians will have a chance to not only read the Bible, but to do it publicly, on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse.

    The fourth annual Bible-Reading Marathon will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, and run through Thursday, May 7, concluding at noon with the National Day of Prayer.

  • Smith says he plans to remain as WCHS principal

    He was in the hunt for the position of superintendent of Campbellsville City Schools, but Leon Smith says he now plans to remain principal of Washington County High School.

    Smith, a native of Campbellsville, said the job coming open in his hometown and being near his parents was a major reason for his interest.

    “That had a lot to do with it,” Smith said. “My Mom and Dad live over there, and this would be a good opportunity to go over there, be near Mom and Dad, and finish out my last few years while being near them as they grow older.”