Today's News

  • Lincoln sculpture gets a face lift

    It was hard to miss all the attention the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln was getting last week at the Washington County Judicial Center in Springfield, especially when you see someone taking a blow torch to the bronze piece of art. But heating up America’s most-beloved president was actually a way of making sure Honest Abe will be around for many years to come.

  • Three charged in Smith Lane burglary

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the June burglary of a Washington County home.

  • Willisburg natives return from 22-state motorcycle trip

    By the time most people are 67 years old, they have retired, and many have settled down, ready to calmly enjoy a simple life at home. Then, there are those folks who decide life is meant to be lived to the fullest, regardless of their ages, and they do just about whatever crosses their minds.

  • Jets Over Kentucky back at Lebanon-Springfield Airport this weekend

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

  • WC 12-year-olds win 3-0

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Thomas Pettus scored the only run Washington County’s 12-year-old team would need in the first inning Monday, but in the fifth he knocked in two insurance runs that led to a 3-0 shutout of Russell County in the District 5 Tournament opener.

    Washington County got great mound work out of Wade Moore. Moore relinquished three hits and walked a like number. He also struck out 10. Adam Smith came on in relief over the last inning and two-thirds.

  • 9-10-year-olds fall to Adair

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Adair County lost its appeal, but rallied to defeat Washington County 7-6 in the opening game of the 9-10-year-old District 5 Tournament being held in Campbellsville on Monday night.

    Washington County led 2-0, 4-3 and 6-3 before Adair scored four runs in the top of the sixth to eventually win 7-6.

  • Washington County girls wrap-up district play in Columbia

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County softball all-stars concluded tournament play last week in Columbia. It was a week that saw the 9-10 squad finish 0-4 while the 11-12 team went 1-3 in pool play.

    Last Wednesday, the 9-10-year-olds fell 10-2 to Russell County, while the 11-12-year-olds lost 6-4.

    The next day, the WC 9-10 girls lost 12-2 to South Hardin and the 11-12 team fell 5-2.

  • 11-year-old all-stars win 11-1

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    Washington County sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring seven runs, as the 11-year-old team run-ruled Adair County 11-1.

    Trae Coulter gave up only three hits in his four-inning stint on the mound.

    Addison Riney had a single and triple to lead Washington County’s offense. D.J. Keeling, Isaac Yates and Coulter all had singles.

  • Milburn is state's longest-serving guardsman

    Most young men don't enter the Kentucky National Guard thinking they will make a career of it. But in February 1966, Roger Milburn, a then-17-year-old senior at Springfield High School, thought he would give it a shot. It turned into a 43-plus year career that has taken him all over the world.

    “I joined the guard when I was 17,” said Milburn. “I turned 18 during basic training and celebrated my 50th birthday on the equator in Ecuador.”

  • Social News and Events



    Tiffany Drury and Matt Webb

    Joyce Drury of Springfield announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Tiffany Drury, to Matt Webb, son of Cathy and Coy Webb of Tennessee.

    A private ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009.


    Susie Pardieu and Cliff Kinniard