Today's News

  • The Sun takes top honors at state newspaper awards

    You wanted the best, and you’ve got the best.

    The Springfield Sun was named the best newspaper in Kentucky for its size Friday night at the annual Kentucky Press Association awards ceremony in Lexington.

    The competition was judged by the Tennessee Press Association, which awarded The Sun a total of 19 awards, including first place in five categories.

    Among the awards won by the newspaper include first place honors for best spot news photo, best headline, best business/agribusiness story, best graphic and best sports picture essay.

  • SCC hosts community forum today at 5 p.m.

    Residents of Washington County and surrounding areas will have their chance to discuss the relationship between the community and St. Catharine College when SCC hosts a community forum at the Springfield Opera House today from 5-7 p.m. The Springfield forum is just one of three, including two recently held in Lebanon and Bardstown in an effort to draft SCC strategic plan for 2011 through 2015.

    For more information on the community forum at the Springfield Opera House, contact Nora Hatton at (859) 336-5082 or nhatton@sccky.edu.

  • Beekeeping workshops to be offered

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Kentucky State University are teaming up to offer beekeeping schools throughout the state.

    Whether you are a veteran beekeeper or a beginner eager to get started, these day-long educational workshops, held on Saturdays, offer sessions on everything from where to buy equipment to tips on harvesting your first batch of honey.

  • School bus drivers request pay raise

    The cost of living isn’t getting any cheaper, and that’s why Washington County school bus drivers have asked for a raise.

    The drivers, represented by a committee, made the request for a raise of 75 cents per hour at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

  • KFBM completes Beef Enterprise Analysis

    The Kentucky Farm Business Management Program (KFBM) recently completed the 2008 Beef Enterprise Analysis.  This study focused on two beef cattle enterprises, those in which calves are sold at weaning (calves sold) and those in which calves are retained for at least 45 days after weaning (calves backgrounded).  There were 8 farms in the calves sold group and 10 in the calves backgrounded group.  Although these results can not be extrapolated across all Kentucky beef operations, it is our belief that they accurately portray the beef operations on the KFBM program.

  • Social News and Events


    Calhoun: It's a girl!

    Destiny Deshay Calhoun

    William Maurice and Jessica Ann Calhoun of Lebanon announce the birth of their daughter on Dec. 12, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Destiny Deshay Calhoun weighed 4 pounds, 3.8 ounces.

    Osborne: It's a boy!

    Kadyn McClain Osborne

    Rachel Fenwick and Daniel Osborne of Springfield announce the birth of their son on Dec. 9, 2009 at Spring View Hospital.

  • Conference trek continues for SCC; Georgetown visits Thursday

    SCC Sports Information

    Nobody said it would be easy. The Mid-South Conference is recognized as the best basketball in the nation – and the two varsity teams at St. Catharine College would not dispute that.

  • Snowy roads blamed in wreck

    A slick highway is being blamed in a one-vehicle accident on Jimtown Road Tuesday morning. A 1999 Ford Contour, driven by Misty Morales, 23, of Jimtown Road, left the road and landed in a nearby yard. Morales and two passengers, Maximino Garcia, 34, of Lebanon, and Daniel Lopez, 17 months, of Jimtown Road, were transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon and treated for their injuries. Their conditions were unknown at press time.

  • Commanders come up short against Eagles; hit the road to Fort Knox

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Last Monday, the Commanders were able to beat the Bethlehem Eagles in the opening round of the 5th Region All ‘A’ tournament, handing the Eagles a 43-31 loss. They followed that up with a 55-41 loss to Green County in the semi-final round in Campbellsville. Last Friday night’s re-match against Bethlehem had some wondering if three games in five days was going to take it’s toll on the Commanders.

  • Commanderettes surge past Lady Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderettes scored their first district win of the season and their third win overall in pulling an upset victory over visiting Bardstown Friday, 54-49.

    WC freshman center Kenya Turner scored 17 and senior point guard Morgan Burton knocked down three three-pointers in a 15-point night for the Commanderettes.