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Today's News

  • Local farmers growing hemp for first time

    James Osbourne and Daniel Simms have broken away from traditional crops and turned to something new this year – hemp. 

    According to Simms, they decided to jointly grow hemp in January because they were looking for other options to add to their harvest this year. 

    “Me personally, I’m trying to find a different way to make money instead of raising tobacco,” Simms said. 

  • Kellys return from South Korea mission trip

    It’s good to be back, even though it was hard to leave.

    Dan and Darlene Kelly have returned after an 18-month mission trip in South Korea, and one thing’s for sure – it was hard for the Springfield couple to say goodbye to the country and their newfound friends.

    According to Dan, they fell in love with the people and their culture. 

    “Korea was beautiful,” Dan said, “and the Korean people are just wonderful.” 

  • Commanderettes compete at All ‘A’ state

    The Washington County Commanderettes (12-9, 1-4) hit perhaps the busiest part of their schedule last week, playing in six matches in the span of five days.

    This stretch of matches started with their first district win of the season, a five-set district victory over the Thomas Nelson Generals (8-9, 0-4) on Tuesday night. From there, the Commanderettes hosted the Bethlehem Banshees (15-5, 4-1) on Thursday but fell in four sets.

  • WC football loses to undefeated Casey County

    With the score tied 0-0 halfway into the first quarter, Friday night’s matchup between the Washington County Commanders and Casey County Rebels was delayed for more than an hour due to lightning.

    And when play resumed, the Rebels (4-0) seized control of the game almost immediately, scoring on a long touchdown two plays after the delay and sustaining that momentum on their way to a 49-7 victory.

  • Commanderettes improve record to 10-6

    The Washington County Commanderettes (10-6, 0-2) continued their winning ways this past week, defeating Boyle County in straight sets last Tuesday and posting a top-four finish in the “Queens of the Court” tournament at Central Hardin High School. Just before press time on Monday night, WC defeated the Larue County Hawks in four sets (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18).


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  • City plans brush, limb removal resolution

    The city of Springfield is currently not picking up residents’ brush and limb debris, and one concerned citizen wanted an explanation.

    Springfield resident Lenny Mattingly was present at last week’s regularly scheduled Springfield City Council meeting and asked the council why the city was no longer picking up and disposing of brush and limbs, something he said it had done in the past.

  • Yates competes at All 'A' state

    It was the first state tournament for sophomore Drew Yates, but the Washington County golfer handled the experience like a veteran, according to WC head coach Bobby Bartholomai.

    During Saturday’s All “A” Classic State Tournament, Yates shot an 84, which placed him tied for 47th, good enough for a spot in the top third of the field.

    Bartholomai said Yates struggled to start off the tournament but used his driver to help him keep his score low.

  • Porter introduced as Sun sales rep

    The Springfield Sun is proud to welcome the newest member of its staff, Stacy Porter. 

    Porter, a native of Bardstown, is replacing Lizzy Haydon – who is now a full-time employee at The Kentucky Standard, – and will take over advertising sales at The Sun. 

    Porter said she’s excited to take on her responsibilities and feels the transition will be a smooth one.

  • Jones funeral set for Saturday

    A funeral service for a man who went missing in early July will be held this Saturday, nearly a month after his body was found.

    Robert “Bobby” Jones’ funeral is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Independent Baptist Church.

    Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, both of Florence, Kentucky, first went missing on July 3.

  • County approves drop-off dates at transfer station

    Washington County residents who have bulky items they would like to get rid will soon be able to do so free of charge for a limited time. 

    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates voted to allow free bulky item drop off at the transfer station on St. Rose-Lebanon Road Oct. 3-31.  

     

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