Today's News

  • Grandmother has the write stuff

    For more than 30 years, Juanita Hourigan Hodgen’s stories had been sitting in an old shoebox. They were written for grandchildren who were away on vacation in the early 1970s, but they had hardly been thought of again since.

  • From Left Field: Now is a time for giving thanks

    Now is a time for giving thanks

    Well, it's that time of the year where we give thanks for all the blessings we have and stuff ourselves with turkey, dressing and all the fixings until we're nearly ready to burst. This has been a year of major changes for me, some good and some bad, but for the most part, it's been a year of blessings for me.

  • Nominate a special volunteer for 4-H Hall of Fame

    Do you know of anyone that has made a major impact in your life due to being involved in 4-H? Perhaps you had a 4-H leader that taught you a special skill or got you involved in your community.

    If so, you have the opportunity to nominate these fine members of our community for the State-wide 4-H Hall of Fame!

  • Lady Patriots split two

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College women’s basketball team split two games last week. After losing at home to Alice Lloyd on Tuesday, Lena Bramblett’s Patriots traveled to Owensboro on Saturday where they beat Brescia. The Patriots are now 4-4 for the season.

    “On Tuesday I thought we looked tired for the first time,” said Bramblett whose team fell 65-53 to Alice Lloyd. “Our schedule has been tough in November. We just haven’t maintained the consistency that we need to have in every game.”

  • Commanderettes will rely on youth and speed

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    For the Washington County Commanderette basketball team, it all comes down to the fundamentals. Head coach Bernard Smalley has been working the girls hard in preparation for the upcoming season. This will be Smalley’s second year as head coach, and he’s looking to improve on the 8-18 record from last year.

    “We have a lot of quickness this year,” said Smalley. “I have a lot of kids who have potential.”

  • 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.