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Today's News

  • Lincoln statue unveiled

    The new statue of President Abraham Lincoln was unveiled Wednesday in front of the Washington County Judicial Center. A large crowd gathered in the center of downtown Springfield for the ceremony.

    Sen. Dan Kelly (R-Springfield), sculptor Paula Slater, and Rep. Mike Harmon (R) House District 54, worked together to unveil the statue following speeches from several local dignitaries, as well as remarks from Lincoln portrayor Jim Getty, of Gettysburg, Pa.

    For complete coverage of the event and to see more photos, pick up next week's Springfield Sun!

  • Two dead after Saturday accident

    A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

    Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • 4-H members participate in Lincoln Trail Variety Show

    These days we are bombarded with special days and months to honor various causes, and there are so many, it is impossible to keep up with them all.  Although we wonder sometimes why recognition of so many days or months have been created, I have found that it helps to remind me of the importance of those causes perhaps to our community, or to our state or our country.  During April, we celebrate/honor several causes including Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 24), Kentucky Writers’ Day (April 24) and April as National Poetry Month, Children and Nature Awareness Month an

  • Commanders fight hard against Shelby, Bethlehem

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders baseball team took to the road last Thursday as they visited Shelby County for a showdown against the Rockets.

    In spite of some well-played baseball, the Commanders came up short in a 7-6 loss.

    5th Region All A Classic

    The next day, Washington County headed up to bardstown to lock up with the Bethlehem Eagles in the first round of the 5th Region All-A Classic baseball tournament.

  • Commanderettes reach Class A Regional finals

    The Washington County Commanderette softball team reached the finals of the Class A Regional Tournament Friday night, but fell to Green County in the championship game. See next week's Springfield Sun for complete coverage.

  • Haydon signs with Morehead

    Washington County senior Joe Haydon has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf this fall at Morehead State University.

    "I've always wanted to play college golf," said Haydon. "I hope I can play well up there like I have most of time throughout high school. They're Division I, part of the Ohio Valley Conference, so it should be competitive."

    Haydon also received a $4,000 scholarship to help with tuition.

  • St. Catharine softball wins one of six

    SCC Sports Information

    The good news is that the St. Catharine College softball team snapped a seven game losing streak with a win Thursday over conference rival Lindsey Wilson. The not-so-good news is that it was the only win in six outings for the Patriots last week.

  • Springfield Mens Golf League

    The Springfield Mens Club is gearing up for the 2009 golf league and would like to invite interested parties to a stag dinner on April 18 at the old clubhouse just past Lincoln Homestead Gold Course. This will include a great meal plus the chance to meet new members of the club. The tournament committee has come up with some exciting events for this year. Please come and see what it’s all about. For cost, time and more information, contact Kurt Blandford at (859) 285-8229.

  • Economy could bring large crowd to SCC job fair

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The struggling U.S. economy is leaving many Americans wondering where their next paycheck will be coming from. St. Catharine College is doing their part in helping people find employment by holding their second annual job fair Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at Lourdes Hall.

    Nearly 20 companies will be represented, including private businesses, the federal government, state agencies, temporary employment services and post-graduate educational programs.

  • SCC women compete in first golf tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    There were a couple of “firsts” in last week’s golf tournament for the St. Catharine College women’s golf team. It was the first time that most of the team, being freshmen, played in a college tournament. And, as coach Joan Rizer said, it was the first time that a team of hers has played golf in the snow.