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Today's News

  • Christmas comes to Springfield Dec. 5-7

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Christmas will be coming to Springfield a few weeks early as the city, along with neighboring Lebanon, hosts the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival Dec. 5-7.

    This is the fourth year for the event, which will feature a weekend full of activities for young and old.

  • Commanders had highs and lows on the gridiron

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the season’s win/loss ratio didn’t reflect it, it was actually a very productive year for the Washington County football team. Despite their 4-7 record, the Commanders were one of the top producing offenses in Kentucky 2A football.

  • Local youths go scouting for food

    A group of Cub Scouts from Mackville and Willisburg were out and about Saturday as part of the annual Scouting for Food event.

    Cynthia Porter, cub master of Pack 458, gathered her young scouts and their parents Saturday morning to collect food for the needy in Washington County. Formed just three years ago, Pack 458 has grown from six members to 25, according to Porter. She said the event has been a success, and continues to grow each year.

  • Patriots lose at Lambuth 84-61

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College Patriots, 0-5, dropped the first game of the season to Lambuth 85-77 due to a big disparity in rebounding. Monday night J.T. Burton’s team traveled to Jackson, Tennessee with a chance to improve their board work and redeem the season opening setback.

  • Hatchett family gets trip to country music awards

    It’s been just five months since the lives of Justin Hatchett and his family took a dramatic turn. Following a farming accident on June 18, the Washington County teen has been on a long road to recovery. The prayers from friends, family, and even strangers have no doubt played a huge part in his recovery.

  • Springfield Presbyterian celebrates history with 220th anniversary

    Springfield Presbyterian Church celebrated its 220th anniversary on Nov. 16. The church is one of the oldest churches in the area, being founded in 1788 by a colony of Scotch-Irish pioneers who also played a role in the founding of Washington County.

    The roots of the church date back to the missionary work of Rev. Terah Templin, who came to Kentucky before 1781 and acquired 600 acres of land about five miles north of Springfield. He is believed to have given the first sermon ever delivered in Kentucky.

  • Hurst inks offer with SCC golf

    SCC Sports Information

    Jordan Hurst said he considered other options when choosing where he would play his collegiate golf. But the decision was made easy for the Washington County High School senior when St. Catharine College coach Joan Rizer came calling.

    “The first offer I got was from St. Catharine and I didn’t see turning down an opportunity when it is handed to me,” said Hurst. “I like the idea of being able to play close to home and St. Catharine also has the program (surgical tech) that I want to major in.”

  • Clements found not guilty

    Local businessman and school board member Pat Clements was found not guilty of violating Washington County's social host ordinance, which prohibits adults from hosting parties or providing alcohol to minors.

    It took a Washington County jury about 10 minutes to return with a verdict of not guilty and clear Clements in the case charging him with providing alcohol to minors at a party that took place on June 6 of this year.

    The verdict was returned at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. See a complete story in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Bank robbery suspect arrested

    After receiving word that a man wanted in connection with the Nov. 7 robbery of Springfield State Bank was in their city, Louisville Metro Police took the suspect into custody on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • Gehler makes honorable mention All Mid-South Conference team

    SCC Sports Information

    It was doubtful that Samantha Gehler would make much impact on the St. Catharine College volleyball season after suffering a high ankle sprain at the outset of the Patriots’ schedule. But, even though that injury sidelined the 5-9 freshman for nearly one-third of the season, Gehler was able to contribute in a big way once she hit the court.