Today's News

  • Commanderettes fall to Green Co., West Jessamine

    The Washington County Commanderettes played in two of their closest matches of the season last week but came up short in both contests, losing to Green County in five sets on Thursday and to West Jessamine in four sets on Tuesday.

    The Commanderettes (16-12, 4-3) started last week’s slate off with a matchup against the West Jessamine Colts (22-8), and despite only going four sets, none of the sets was decided by more than five points and only one was decided by more than three points.

  • WC gets first win in convincing fashion

    The Washington County Commanders didn’t look like a squad that hadn’t won any games up until last Friday night, but they controlled the contest from the first whistle in their 41-0 rout of the Trimble County Raiders (1-6).

    The game immediately followed WC’s homecoming festivities, and the excitement felt by the students during the pre-game ceremonies quickly translated onto the field, as the Commanders (1-5) scored on a six-play drive to open the game.

  • Brown, King vie for state legislature

    Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, and The Springfield Sun will be providing voters a closer look each week until the election at all of the contested races that will appear on this year’s ballot in Washington County. This series, which will be presented in a question-and-answer format, begins this week in the race for the 55th District state representative seat between incumbent Kim King and challenger Tobie Brown.

  • County’s recycling center could be on move

     Two striking blows to the county’s budget will force it to consider other options for its recycling program in the near future.

    “We pretty much decided in order to have any kind of recycling program we have to dramatically cut expenses,” Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles said, adding the county has to look at the costs of the building it currently rents.

  • Assets at SCC to be auctioned

    Saint Catharine College’s classroom furnishings, medical/laboratory equipment, cooking kitchen equipment, athletic training equipment and other tangible assets will be sold at public auction on Nov. 10, 2016, if an auction contract is approved by the U. S. District judge assigned to this case. No date has been set for a hearing on this proposal.

  • Commanders prepare for Trimble County

     The Washington County Commanders are still looking for their first win, and on Friday night, they will have a chance to pick it up against a squad they defeated by 36 points last year.

    After having a bye last week, the Commanders (0-5) will face the Trimble County Raiders (1-4) in a rematch of WC’s 52-16 victory from last season.

  • WC volleyball racks up district wins


    Washington County head volleyball coach John Rogers said his team has lacked it in recent matches, and it was something he wanted to focus on fixing in practice last week.

    Those efforts paid off in a district match on Thursday against the Thomas Nelson Generals (10-15, 0-6), a contest in which the Commanderettes (16-10, 4-3) dominated from the beginning and took in three straight sets, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-8 and 25-23.

  • Commemmorating 800 years of Dominican Sisters

    An 800-year-old order and 200-year-old Washington County tradition will be celebrating its birthday with a concert at St. Catharine this month. 

    Sr. Claire McGowan said Mid-Kentucky Arts will perform a musical tribute to honor the 800th anniversary of the founding of The Dominican Order on Oct. 16.

    “For me it’s amazing to be a part of something that’s 800 years old,” McGowan said. “800 years is a long time.”

  • Heroin problem on the rise locally

    A nationwide problem is slowly sinking its deadly claws into Springfield. 

    Heroin has reached the state and national spotlight, but according to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, there have been three heroin overdoses locally in the last month. All of which, Smith said, proved to be non-fatal, thanks to Washington County EMS. All three of the overdoses occurred in one week’s time.

  • Behind the Scenes ... of a two-month revival

    “How many of y’all in here — everyone raise your hand — have ever seen a revival go seven weeks?”

    No hands were raised.

    “How about six weeks? Five weeks?”

    Again, every hand remained down.

    “You see what I’m saying? I don’t think the magnitude of what God is really doing here has really been thought of too much. The voice of the Lord is in this place.”