Today's News

  • Register for Safe Night Washington County

    “Peace, Fun & Safe Night” will be the theme for this year’s Safe Night Washington County program.  This is the 11th year for the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition to sponsor a night where young people can come to have fun in a safe place with no weapons, no arguments and no drugs and alcohol.  

  • Special election set to replace Kelly

    A special election has been set for voters in the 14th State Senate district to replace Dan Kelly, who was named to a judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The special election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 for the district that encompasses Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor, Washington counties.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun for more details.


  • Girls on the gridiron

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There was an all-out war waged at Bennett R. Lewis Field last week. But wait, didn’t the Commanders play in Danville this past Friday? Yes, they did. The titanic struggle of gridiron guts and glory I’m speaking of was the annual powder puff football game played at Washington County High School. It was a battle until the final seconds when the seniors tied the game at 12-12 as the clock ran out and finally won it in a tiebreaker.

  • Local road designated as Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway

    Chances are pretty good that for almost two weeks, local residents have been traveling along the National Scenic Byway and not even known about it. That's because as of Oct. 16, US-150 through Washington County has been officially designated as part of the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway, which is also now a part of the National Scenic Byway.

  • Undefeated champions!

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    If there was any doubt that Washington County could produce some exciting football, then those doubts were laid to rest Monday night as the 5-0 JV squad clashed with Marion County for the Heartland Conference championship at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield.

  • SCC soccer regular season winding down

    SCC Sports Information

    The 2009 regular season for the St. Catharine College soccer teams is winding down as Paul Patton’s squads look toward the Mid-South Conference playoffs scheduled for early November. Much of the regular season was put on hold recently as the St. Catharine men and women had to postpone games due to the persistent rainy weather that rendered the Barber Soccer field a quagmire. The teams were able to get in two games each recently and ended those contests with one tie and three losses against tough competition.

  • Varsity Commanders prep for Eagles; playoffs

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    With a 61-0 loss to Danville last Friday, the Washington County Commanders’ first round playoff game is set for Nov. 6 vs. Monroe County in Tompkinsville, Ky. But right now, WC has to get that nasty taste out of their mouths by starting fresh and preparing for the final regular season home game against the Campbellsville Eagles on senior night this Friday.

  • Patriot runners compete in first meet

    SCC Sports Information

    Bradley Medley and Ryan Puckett made history Saturday as the first two St. Catharine College athletes to compete in a cross country meet. Medley and Puckett, both freshmen, ran in the Southeastern Classic at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville. And while the Patriot pair didn’t make a run at the leaders in the 8K race, St. Catharine coach Collin Kinsey was pleased with the results.

  • Kelly sworn in as circuit judge

    For the past 19 years, Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, has served Kentucky as a state senator, so it only stands to reason that he would be addressed by that title. Not so.

    “You can’t call me that anymore,” Kelly joked when addressed as ‘Sen. Kelly’ in a Monday interview.

    Following the news of his appointment to a vacant judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Kelly said he is pleased to have received the honor from Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • County looks to repair damaged ambulance

    What do you get when you cross a county ambulance with a cow? How about damage that will cost about $4,000 in parts and $1,000 in labor? Washington County EMS truck number 5 struck a cow in the road early last week while making a run. In an effort to get the vehicle back in service, EMS director Mark Hale asked the Washington County Fiscal Court if there was a way to take parts from a surplus ambulance and repair the damaged truck.