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Today's News

  • High school students caught with marijuana

    An incident that took place just as the school day began Tuesday at Washington County High School has ended in two students being charged with marijuana trafficking.

    According to a report from the Springfield Police Department, Sgt. Cliff Peek was called to the school after administrators observed two students acting suspiciously and passing something under a table in the cafeteria. Upon searching one of the students, administrators found a bag containing 17 grams of marijuana, according to Peek. He said the marijuana is valued at approximately $300.

  • Washington County joins lawsuit to recover jail funds from state

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County has joined a lawsuit proposed by the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association against the state of Kentucky. The lawsuit would ask the state to compensate counties for housing state felony prisoners who get credit for time served in county jails.

  • Commanders battle Wildcats to tie, season opener at Lincoln on Friday

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Following an impressive scrimmage against Madison Southern a week ago, the Washington County High School Commanders hosted the Wildcats from Louisville's Waggener Traditional High School Friday night.

  • River of Life Community Church Volleyball League

    Special to The Sun

    It's time once again to sign up for the River of Life Community Church Volleyball League. The league will start on Sept. 22 and end Nov. 24. Everyone 13 and over is eligible to play. This is a league for men and women. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 14. You must contact Terry Bishop at 336-3001 or Derinda Osbourne at 336-3928.

  • Corn hole league at Idle Hour Park

    Anybody interested in participating in a fall corn hole league at Idle Hour Park should contact Bernard Smalley at (859) 336-5448 for more information.

    Games will start in Sept. after Labor Day, playing once or possibly twice a week for six weeks. Cost will be approximately $50 for a team.

  • New era begins for SCC athletics

    SCC Sports Information

    Special to The Sun

    A new era in the history of St. Catharine College began Tuesday when Patriot athletic teams played their first contests at home at the four-year level. In the school’s 77 years, teams have always competed on the junior college level, but last fall the school decided to make the move to four-year athletics with an affiliation in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). With that move, they became a member of the Mid-South Conference.

  • 4-Hers excel at contest

    As I mentioned in last week’s 4-H News, it’s time for Washington County youth to register for 4-H. Even those who were members last year must fill out a registration form again this year. Most Washington County students have already received a registration form and the remainder will be handed out the first two weeks of September. Anyone needing another form may contact the Washington County Extension Office.

  • Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference to be held

    This conference will feature rural landscapes tour of historic farms and barns in Nelson and Washington Counties.

    It will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, with the following schedule:

    • 9 a.m. – meet at Wickland Historic Site in Bardstown

    The motor coach will depart from Wickland which will be open for an interpreted tour.

    • 10 a.m. – depart Wickland for Parker’s Landing

    • 10:20 a.m. – arrive at Parker’s Landing.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS!

    The Washington County Commanders won their season opener defeating Lincoln County 35-30 in the 2008 Death Valley Bowl in Stanford, Ky.  For game highlights and photos, check out the next issue of The Springfield Sun this Wednesday.

  • Murphy: It's a girl

    Kristie and Marshall Murphy of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 9, 2008 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Catherine Morgan weighed 7 pounds, 5.25 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.