Today's News

  • $600 stolen from senior citizen center

    A burglar entered the Springfield Senior Citizen Center late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning and made off with more than $600 earmarked to help senior citizens who visit the center.

    Sabrina Humphrey, an employee who works at the center through the Kentucky Works Program, arrived Thursday morning to find that someone had entered the center through a side window. Humphrey said in a report to the Springfield Police Department that she arrived around 9 a.m. to find change all over the floor, drawers opened and the money bags emptied.

  • All-stars battle through tourney

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    All three of Washington County’s all-star baseball teams advanced to the District 5 Tournament playoffs in Campbellsville.

    9-10-year-olds beat Marion, 7-4

    The 9-10-year-olds got a big win over Marion County on Saturday, winning 7-4 and ending pool play with a 3-1 record and second seed in the playoff bracket.

  • Veterans offered tuition benefits to attend St. Catharine College

    Many years ago, the yellow ribbon became a symbol for families at home longing for the return of their relatives serving military duty overseas. And while the yellow ribbon still carries that same message, it also now applies to another veteran-related issue.

    Starting with the fall semester of 2009, veterans will be eligible for additional aid for college in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The benefits are for post-9/11 veterans, and are in addition to the aid they would already receive through the GI Bill.

  • No injuries reported in Friday morning fire

    At 11:07 a.m. Friday, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of a small apartment fire at 120 Ballard Street in Springfield. The first of seven firefighters arrived at 11:15 a.m. and found that a fire had started in the kitchen of the basement apartment rented by Javier Marvin. No injuries were reported.

    The fire had started in the kitchen stove, which was already removed from the apartment when firefighters arrived. The fire spread to the kitchen cabinets, walls and ceiling of the apartment owned by Larry Boblitt of Willisburg.

  • Dodgers win title as softball season ends

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    After a brief timeout for all-star play, the 9-11-year-old softball league at Idle Hour park finished up last week with games Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Dodgers won the league with a 6-2 record, followed by the Reds, who finished 4-4. The Indians finished third with a 2-6 record.

  • Kids young and old enjoy final week of T-ball

    Last week was the final week of T-ball leagues at Idle Hour Park and although the weather was hot at times, the kids still gave it their all as they finished up the season with big smiles on their faces.

  • 12-year-old all-stars fall in title game

    After taking a 5-3 lead into the fourth inning, Washington County saw it's lead slip away as Campbellsville scored five runs in the fourth to take the lead for good. Campbellsville went on to win 9-5 and advance to the state tournament in Richmond next week.

    See complete coverage of the tournament in next week's Springfield Sun!

  • Social News and Events


    Johnson: It's a boy!

    Xavier Thomas Johnson

    Julie and Matthew Johnson of Springfield announce the birth of their son on July 1, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Xavier Thomas weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    Pearson: It's a girl!

    Abriana Nicole Pearson

    Darrell and Susan Williamson Pearson of Willisburg announce  the birth of their daughter on June 18, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

  • Commanderette Volleyball Tryouts

    Washington County High School volleyball tryouts will take place 11 a.m. to noon, July 15-17 at the high school gym.

    Tryouts are open to interested freshmen and upperclassmen girls.

    In order to participate in the tryouts, girls must have a sports physical that is dated within one year of the tryouts ending date July 17, 2009.

    For more information, please contact Anne Mudd at the high school at (859) 336-5475.


  • Late blight is showing up early

    If you haven’t already started a fungicide program on your tomato plants this year, you may want to start.  Last week I, along with most agriculture agents and horticulture agents in the state, received an e-mail from the Vegetable Plant Disease Pathologist from the University of Kentucky.