Today's News

  • Reader helps clarify a matter of local history

    Here at The Springfield Sun, we take a lot of stock in what our readers have to say. That’s why when a call came to the office last week from a long-time reader, Violet Elliott, I wasted no time in taking her advice.

    When Mrs. Elliott called my office, she was very polite as she informed me I had made a mistake in a recent news story. That mistake was made when I reported that Robin Cochran was the first female superintendent in the history of Washington County schools.

  • Social News and Events


    Parrish: It's a girl!

    Lilly Jo Parrish

    Zachary and Heather Parrish of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on July 8, 2009 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville.

    Lilly Jo weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.

    Reynolds: It's a girl!

    Leah Brooke Reynolds

    Becky and Stephen Reynolds of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 1, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

  • Commanders drop opener at Shawnee

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 season got underway last Friday night for the Washington County Commanders as they opened the season with an 18-7 loss to the Shawnee Golden Eagles in Louisville.

    Each team traded possessions during the first quarter, with neither team able to score.

    The Commanders got on the board first when senior quarterback Michael Gash connected with senior receiver Alex Simms for a touchdown with 8:38 left in the first half. Seth Mattingly made the extra point to put WC up 7-0, a lead they took into halftime.

  • Scam alert: Fake call made to Sun subscriber

    A subscriber to The Springfield Sun contacted our office today and informed us that she had been contacted by someone claiming to represent the newspaper. The caller told the woman that her newspaper subscription was about to expire, and she needed to provide them with her credit card information to prevent the subscription from expiring.

    She did not give the information, and contacted The Sun offices to report the incident.

  • Season progressing for Commanderette golf

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team continues to battle through the 2009 schedule. With wins over Bardstown and Spencer County, the girls continue to build experience that will help in years to come.

  • Cash for Clunkers has little local impact

    While the “Cash for Clunkers” program offered by the federal government is a boom to new car dealers, smaller dealers like Hammer Chevrolet in Springfield haven't benefited much from the controversial, albeit successful, program. The government set an 8 p.m. deadline this past Monday for the end of the clunkers program, which funneled $3 billion into the sagging auto industry.

  • Commanderettes split six at Centre College

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The past week has been a productive one for the Washington County Commanderette volleyball team. After defeating Campbellsville 2-0 on the road last Thursday, the girls headed to Centre College for tournament action, which saw them go 3-3 overall. The 4-3 week brings the ladies to 5-4 early in the season.

    “In the four years I’ve been coaching, this is the most competitive and evenly matched that I’ve seen this tournament,” said WC head coach Brett Hudson.

  • From Left Field

    Everything's relative

    I’m a firm believer that everything is relative, be it where you live, where you go to know, who you know, etc.

  • School tax hearing is tonight

    Operating a school system is expensive business, and in a tough economy for everyone involved, it unfortunately costs more each year.

    The Washington County School Board will meet tonight to discuss with citizens the cost of operating the school system and how best to do that at a public hearing set for 6:30 p.m. at Central Office. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Commanderettes open with a win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Call it season opener jitters, but the Washington County Commanderettes opened the 2009 season last Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Campbellsville by squeaking by in the second game, coming back to win 27-25 after taking game one 25-16.