Today's News

  • Heartland Conference

    The Washington County track team traveled to Lindsey Wilson College’s Blue Raider Stadium on April 21 to compete in one of the biggest events of the year, the Heartland Conference Meet.

    Competition was tough, but Washington County took top spots in the meet, winning first in the 4x200 meter relay and second in the 4x100 meter relay. Senior runner Anthony Osbourne took first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.00 and the school placed athletes in the top five in four other events.

  • Commanders drop two games over week

    In their second matchup of the season, the Washington County Commanders played hardball against the Danville Admirals (10-9) last week. Unfortunately for the Commanders, they wouldn’t have a repeat in the outcome, as the Admirals sunk the Commanders, 2-0. It would be Washington County’s second loss of the week. The Commanders also fell to the Bethlehem Eagles (15-6) 5-4 on Wednesday.

  • WC girls pick up two wins

    The Washington County Commanderettes won two of three games last week, edging out the Campbellsville Lady Eagles 6-5 in a nail-biting eight innings, and the Lexington Christian Lady Eagles 10-9, also in eight innings.

    The two wins were a boost from the only loss last week, a 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Bethlehem Banshees (14-4).

    In their fight against Campbellsville (11-8), the Commanderettes trailed 5-1 in the sixth inning when sophomore Madison White rallied the team with a two-run homer. Another timely run in the seventh would tie the game at 5-5.

  • Green Festival correction

    A typographical error appeared in the Green Festival preview story in this week's edition of The Sun. The story reads that the festival is to take place on April 26. That date is not correct. The correct date is April 25, this Saturday.

  • News briefs for 4/22


    Volunteers Needed
    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.
    Knights of Columbus Bingo
    The Knights of Columbus Springfield Council, 2013 Bardstown Rd., holds weekly Bingo every Wednesday. Bingo play starts at 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Bingo go to support local charities, church, community and youth.

  • GOP candidates square off for attorney general

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Police chase begins in Washington County

    According to Danville Police, a missing Bardstown man led authorities on a chase Saturday that began in Washington County and ended in Danville.

    Thomas Violet, 65, was reported missing on March 31 and was considered a danger while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

    An official at the Danville Police Department confirmed that Violet was stopped when police blew out his tires as he entered Danville city limits.

  • Green Festival this week

    Correction: A typographical error appeared in the Green Festival preview story in this week's edition of The Sun. The story reads that the festival is to take place on April 26. That date is not correct. The correct date is April 25, this Saturday.

    It’s back, and it’s even greener than before.

    The second annual Green Festival is returning to Springfield next week, bringing with it fun and lessons about being friendlier to our environment.

  • Sewer plant seeks upgrade

    An announcement was made at last week’s city council meeting that the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission plans to pursue an upgrade for the sewer plant.

    Angela Culver was on hand to discuss the application process and what the changes would mean for the community.

    “The first part that they are addressing is the headworks, where everything from town comes into the sewer plant. It needs to be upsized for future growth,” she said.

  • Remaining high school issues discussed

    Though the move to the new high school was completed in December and classes began at the facility this semester, work remains to be done.

    A meeting was held last week to discuss the issues that still need to be resolved and topsoil and roof and window leaks were among the most pressing concerns.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects and Tommy Gumm, founder and CEO of Alliance Corporation, were among those to join board members Patsy Lester and Curtis Hamilton, as well as superintendent Robin Cochran and other district officials at the meeting.