Today's News

  • Washington County opens second half with key district contests

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s a new year, and there’s new life for both the Washington County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. While each team has won only one contest so far this season, both the Commanders (1-9) and Commanderettes (1-8) are playing better now than they have all season, and some familiar faces, as well as new ones, are giving each squad their respective second winds.

  • Leaf collection winners announced for WCES

    Over the past several days, various news media have released lists of top stories from 2009 and from the first decade of the 21st Century. It was certainly interesting to have a review of what took place and certain news items I had already forgotten.  

  • Beating old man winter to the punch

    As Washington Countians battle through frigid temperatures, many are preparing for a long, cold winter by stocking up on the usual yearly supplies such as rock salt or de-icer. Many are also hoping to avoid a repeat of last January’s arctic ice storm that sent several people out into the cold scrambling to grab up any available generators, heaters or other items deemed necessary as many were without power for several days.

  • KSP trooper saves local man's life

    A Kentucky State Police trooper responding to a call is being credited with saving a life in Washington County.

    Senior Trooper Fred Cornett, who lives in Washington County, was on duty and answered a complaint around 4 p.m. Wednesday about littering from a resident on Chaplin Road, according to a report from KSP Post 15 in Columbia. Trooper Cornett arrived at the home of the person who made the complaint and learned that the littering was actually taking place on the caller’s property on Tatum Springs Road.

  • Taylor ready to compete at Kentucky Junior Miss

    She’s going to be busy, but Josette Taylor is excited and looking forward to her experience as a competitor in the Kentucky Junior Miss contest next week.

    Taylor, daughter of Billy and Kathy Taylor, will leave home Jan. 10 and head for Lexington, where she will stay with a host family for a week in preparation for the state competition.

  • SCC basketball returns to action Tuesday

    SCC Sports Information

    After a holiday layoff spanning two weeks, the St. Catharine College basketball teams return to action Tuesday. Lena Bramblett’s women will visit Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, while J.T. Burton’s men will be at home against nationally ranked Southern Polytechnic State from Marietta, Ga.

  • Today's WC basketball games canceled due to snow

    Today's Washington County basketball doubleheader against Bethlehem has been canceled due to snow.

    The games were originally slated for Friday night, then moved to Saturday. There is no makeup date set for the games, which were a pair of district contests.

    The next scheduled action for the WC boys' and girls' teams is Tuesday at home versus Nelson County. The girls are scheduled to play the 6 p.m. game, followed by boys' action. For more news and updates, look to www.thespringfieldsun.com.

  • WC/Bethlehem basketball games canceled for Saturday

    The WC/Bethlehem basketball games re-scheduled for Saturday afternoon have been canceled due to continuing snow accumulation in the area. No word on when the games will be re-scheduled.

  • County schools closed Friday due to snow

    The Washington County School District has canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 8 due to snow. For more coverage on the blast of wintery weather affecting Central Kentucky, see next week's issue of The Springfield Sun and visit us online at www.readthesun.com.

  • Commanders get first ‘W’

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    When a team enters into tournament play, it comes down to the luck of the draw as to who your opponent is for any given day. The Washington County Commanders entered the 2009 Mordecai’s Holiday Homecoming Classic last Saturday with an opening round game against neighboring Marion County, the host team for the tournament.