Today's News

  • Springfeld comes 'Alive After Five'

    Although last Thursday evening started with a brief rain shower, that didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned up for the first weekend of Springfield's “Court Square - Alive After Five” series of events. Every Thursday night in September, court square will host a variety of music acts, as well as art and craft booths and an antique and classic car cruise-in. It's all a way to promote Springfield and offer entertainment for the community.

  • Commanderettes rebound vs. Lady Tigers

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Sometimes, when a team is down and feeling weak, the best thing for them to do is pick themselves up by picking on a weaker opponent. And that’s just what the Washington County Commanderettes needed last Tuesday night.

    After going 0-5-1 last Saturday in the Marion County Tournament and losing 0-2 at Central Hardin last Monday, WC, which hadn’t won since Aug. 22, was hungry for a victory as the 0-10 Lady Tigers of Bardstown looked for their first win in Springfield.

  • WC girls beat Meade; boys place second against Taylor, C-Ville

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Both Washington County boys’ and girls’ golf teams hit the links last week in match play.

    The boys hosted teams from Campbellsville and Taylor County at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course. The Cards came out on top as Taylor County shot 163, while WC finished with a 170 and Campbellsville finished last with 200.

    Some individual performances have been outstanding for the Commanders as Aaron Spalding has already qualified for the state tournament Oct. 5-7 at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Kentucky State Police to officer Citizens Police Academy

    Have you ever wondered what a state trooper really does? Have you ever been curious to know more about DNA and what a crime lab can really do with it? What really goes on in an undercover drug investigation and successful prosecution? If you’ve ever pondered over these questions and had other curiosities concerning the Kentucky State Police, you might be an excellent candidate for our Citizens Police Academy.  

  • Kelly judgeship appointment still uncertain

    The seat of Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield, in the 14th District of the Kentucky Legislature isn’t empty, but that hasn’t stopped numerous people from speculating about how it will be filled, if indeed it is vacated.

    Kelly’s name has surfaced in rumors as the man to fill a seat that is actually empty, and that’s the one vacated by Chief Regional Circuit Judge Doughlas “Dodie” George when he moved from the position and into the state’s senior status program in February.

  • Walk benefits women's outreach

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Two laps around Idle Hour Park equals an opportunity for local women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy to receive assistance in preparing for, and eventually, raising a child. The House of Hope's annual Walk for Life will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and it's the center's hope that participants raise much needed funds to help with the outreach's operating costs.

  • SCC golfers finish close second at Georgetown

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College men’s golf team held the lead after the first day of last week’s golf tournament hosted by Georgetown College at Cherry Blossom Golf Course. But the Patriots couldn’t hold on for the title as the host Tigers overtook them to win the 36-hole event by nine strokes.

    “They wanted to win so badly,” said SCC coach Joan Rizer, “but just didn’t put two rounds together.”

  • Three Patriots named Mid-South Players of the Week

    SCC Sports Information

    St. Catharine College’s Laura Bowling, Mandy Gray and Taylor Malott are the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 5, the conference announced on Monday.

    The weekly honors are the first for all three student-athletes this season.

  • WCHS, NWES name interim principals

    With the promotion of one local principal to Washington County’s central office to serve as superintendent, and another making a move to be superintendent in another school district, there are some vacant positions in local schools these days.

    To fill those vacancies, new Superintendent of Washington County Schools Robin Cochran has announced how those spots will be filled, at least temporarily.

  • County tax rate increases while tax bills should stay the same

    In these tough times, consumers are finding out that it’s becoming necessary to do more to maintain the same level of spending. The Washington County Fiscal Court is no different. At their meeting on Friday, the court approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase the county real estate and personal property tax to 7.5 percent. The increase from the current rate of 7.4 percent is needed to maintain the same level of income for the county.