Today's News

  • 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Willisburg this Saturday

    A three-on-three basketball tournament will take place Saturday during the Willisburg Memorial Homecoming Celebration at Willisburg Park.

    Three categories will compete - grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Teams need to be present at 9:45 a.m.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.

    It will be a double- elimination tournament played by modified Hoop-It-Up rules.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Greg Bowen at (859) 375-2220.

  • YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

    The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA is starting their annual Strong Kids Campaign. This year the theme for the campaign is “YMCA, where everyone is a star.”

    Due to the economy, the demands are greater, so the YMCA is really hopeful for this year’s Strong Kids Campaign.

  • Cub Scouts, parents, donate van to couple

    Scouts are supposed to do a good deed daily, but a local group of Cub Scouts, with some help from their parents, pulled off a deed recently that should cover them for several days to come.

    The members of Cub Scout Pack 458 of Willisburg presented a handicapped-accessible van to a family in need Saturday, and the scouts, as well as the family receiving the gift, couldn’t have been happier.

  • School board says no to officer in high school

    There will be no school resource officer at Washington County High School.

    The Washington County Board of Education voted against the idea of placing an officer in the school at Monday night’s board meeting.

    Springfield Chief of Police Fred Armstrong and WCHS Principal Leon Smith presented the idea to the board at their meeting Monday night at Fredericktown Elementary.

    The vote was 3-2, with Michael McCain, Pat Clements and Patsy Lester voting against the motion, and Buffy Mann and Nora Niece voting in favor.

  • Capt. Lincoln and Sarah Mitchell paintings unveiled

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    They were two tragic incidents that forever shaped the future of Washington County, and in turn, the world. Oil paintings depicting the murder of Captain Abraham Lincoln and the kidnapping of Sarah Mitchell were unveiled in the district courtroom of the Washington County Judicial Center last Tuesday. A packed house gathered to witness the ceremony and learn some history about how two events that happened nearly 220 years ago helped shape life today as we know it.

  • Washington County Football Camp Date Change

    The dates for the Washington County football camp have changed to June 2-5 to accomodate St. Dominic students who attend school until June 1. Camp takes place each day from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense, as well as individual and group instruction.

    Campers are asked to wear t-shirts, athletic shorts, white socks and grass cleats.

    Registration forms and fees must be received by May 22.

    For more information, contact coach Mark Perry at (859) 336-5475.

  • Social news and events



    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson

    Sarah Ann Mitchell and Stephen Travis Simpson will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 23 at The First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

    The bride and groom are both employed at Carhartt, Inc. in Hanson, Ky.


    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon

    Marci Strange Rodriguez and Franke Haydon will be united in marriage June 27 at 5 p.m. at Bardstown Baptist Church.

  • Commanderettes beat Banshees in district first round, face Nelson County in title game; win puts girls in regional

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderettes used a nine-run rally to come from behind to beat the Bethlehem Banshees 11-9 Monday night to advance to the district finals on Tuesday.

    The win also assures them of a slot in the regional tournament.

    The Banshees took the early lead, going up 4-1 in the second inning. The Commanderettes added a run in the fourth as Meagan Spalding scored on a sacrifice by Olivia Thompson.

  • Season over for Commanders

    The season came to an end Tuesday night for the Washington County Commanders as they fell 7-4 to Nelson County in the first round of 19th District Playoffs.

    The Cardinals struck first with three runs in the top of the first, but WC answered with three of their own to tie it up after one inning.

    The game quieted down until the bottom of the third, when the Commanders loaded the bases and Fergus McCain scored the go ahead run on a passed ball.

  • Shots fired, stray bullet enters home

    Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong received a call Monday night around 8:30 p.m. of a shot being fired into a local home.

    Armstrong said he was told that a car leaving the Hilltop area was shot at as it turned onto Mackville Road from Domas Court. The shot missed the car and went into a house across the street.

    Armstrong was not certain how many shots were actually fired, but said a witness described the noise as one similar to firecrackers.