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Today's News

  • Commanderettes host district Monday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    As the regular season winds down and the Commanderettes prepare to host district playoffs beginning Monday, every game counts now as Washington County tries to build momentum heading into the postseason.

    The team battled hard against a tough Boyle County squad last week, and the Commanderettes almost came away with a big win.

    WC won the first game of the match, 26-24, but the Lady Rebels were able to comeback to win the final two 26-24, 25-22 for the 2-1 victory.

  • Sharpshooters compete; Safe Night to be held

    Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters Club members competed in the State 4-H Shooting Sports Competition on Sept. 19-20.  

    Members of the archery, rifle and pistol teams competed on Sept. 19 at the Bluegrass Sportsman League located outside out of Wilmore, Ky.  On Sept. 20, the trap team competed at the Kentucky Wildlife Management Center in Madison County.  

    Below are the team and individual awards won by the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters.

    ARCHERY BOWHUNTER COMPOUND

    2ND PLACE TEAM – 15/18 YEAR OLD

  • Drug court helps local man stay clean, sober

    Editor’s Note: The following is the story of a Washington County man who has experienced the effects of drugs and alcohol in his life, and was willing to share his story with our readers. He does so here under the condition of his last name not being revealed.

    He started drinking when he was 10 years old. By 11, he was using marijuana, and at 15, he had moved on to crack cocaine. Dustin, a 21-year-old Washington County man, said he has been in and out of jail for drug related incidents, and he didn’t even care.

  • Blood drive begins at noon today

    The regularly scheduled visit of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will take place today from noon until 5 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church. This visit will be in honor and support of Jason Flinn, husband of Anne Nicole Davis Flinn, in his fight against caner, as he is in need of a lot of blood.

    To take part, stop by the Springfield Baptist Church at 305 Lincoln Park Road today.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

  • From Left Field

    Know your role

    I’m going to expose my inner geek right now and use a quote from the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”

  • Commercial filming moved to Sunday

    The local filming of a Bluegrass Cellular TV commercial slated for Friday morning has been moved until Sunday afternoon due to a rainy weather forecast.

    Extras are still needed, and anyone interested in being part of the commercial should arrive in downtown Springfield at the parking lot behind Rumpke across from B&E Furniture by 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Participants must sign a release to be in the commercial, and anyone under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the release on their behalf.

  • Lights, camera, Springfield!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Hey, Springfield, do you want to be in a commercial? Then put on your favorite casual weekend wear and head to downtown Springfield Friday morning. The town has been selected as the location for a new television commercial from Bluegrass Cellular, and you are asked to be a part of the filming.

  • Dig Pink Volleyball at SCC this Saturday

    The St. Catharine College volleyball team will play volleyball Saturday with a cause. Three matches will be played in Lourdes Hall Saturday with the entire gate proceeds to benefit breast cancer research.

    The action in the tri-match will begin at noon when Indiana University-Southeast plays Midway. At 2 p.m., Midway takes on St. Catharine and at 4 p.m., St. Catharine plays IUS.

    The volleyball matches will benefit the Side-Out Foundation, a charitable organization that raises money to fight breast cancer nationally.

  • Horse ride benefits Toys for Tots

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you like to ride horses, then you have the chance to saddle up and help provide needy children with Christmas gifts this year by participating in the Washington County 4-H Toys for Tots Trail Ride on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Camp Calvary in Mackville.