Today's News

  • SCC baseball player taken in MLB draft

    When a young baseball player grows up they dream of playing in the big leagues, but for many they don’t get to realize that dream. But John Werner was of the group that got to realize their dream come true.

    Werner, a member of the St. Catharine College Baseball team realized his dream had come true when the Texas Rangers called his name in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He becomes the fifth Patriot to be drafted by a Major League Baseball team.

  • All-stars take losses in opening games

    The Washington County 9-10 and 11-12 All-Star softball teams took deep wounds in their opening games of the district tourney hosted at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon on Sunday.

    Both teams were run-ruled and shut down for much of their games.

    The 9-10 team saw its opponent, Marion County, come out in the second inning with a fire in its belly. Marion County would score eight runs, but would not hold Washington County completely scoreless. WC answered with two runs, though Marion would seal the deal with a 9-run third inning.

  • Family donates home to help others


    The family of Thomas and Lucille Osbourne has provided a very unique gift to help others.

    That’s what Kristy McGrew, marketing and public relations officer for Communicare, said of the home recently donated to the group.

  • Robinson makes professional debut in 'The Stephen Foster Story'


    Aaron Robinson is no newcomer to the stage and theater, but this is his first season as a professional actor, and he’s getting his first big break as a cast member of “The Stephen Foster Story” at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.

    Robinson has experience in the theater as a member of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre here in Springfield, where he started as a third-grader, and he has also done some shows in Bardstown, including “Seussical” and “Shrek.”

  • Campbell in fourth year with "The Stephen Foster Story"


    From the small stage of Central Kentucky Community Theatre to a starring role in “The Stephen Foster Story,” Charlotte Campbell has certainly come a long way.

    Campbell, 21, got her start as a 13-year-old on the Springfield stage in the community theater, but she now plays the lead female role and love interest to Stephen Foster himself in the long-running story of one of America’s great songwriters.

  • Cochrans place third

    They’re at it again!

    Washington County brothers Lynn and Nathan Cochran have hit the water, cast out their lines and reeled in another top spot in a big time fishing tournament in Kentucky.

    And this time, their catch is worth an ice cold $1,200.

    According to Lynn, the pair won their cash by reeling in 9.65 pounds of fish in the Crappie USA Super Event, which was hosted at Green River Lake on June 5 and 6.  

    “You only weigh seven fish a day,” Lynn said in a phone interview with The Sun last week.

  • Coulter plays in East-West All-Star games

    Trae Coulter is not your average teenager. In his 17 years on this earth, he’s notched nearly 15 years of baseball experience under his belt. That’s because he’s been playing the game since he was two or three years old and has played for the Commanders since he was in the seventh grade.

    And, recently, he played in the Junior East-West All-Star games, which were hosted at Pleasure Ridge Park  High School in Louisville last week.

  • Correction on A10

    An article on page A10 in this week's edition of The Sun about a rabies clinic being held tomorrow at Washington County Middle School incorrectly states that it will be held from 5-9 p.m. The correct time is from 5-7 p.m. 

  • WCHS baseball award winners

    Golden spikes most valuable player
    Christopher Mann

    Silver slugger award
    Wade Moore

    .400 club
    Wade Moore

    Pitcher of the year
    Trae Coulter

    Defensive player
    of the year
    Michael Chastain

    KHSAA junior east/west all-star
    Trae Coulter

    110% award
    Mac Stevens

    Coaches award
    Colton Nolan

    Commander award
    Justin Shelton

    Most improved/impact player

  • Household items taken in Mackville

    More than $2,000 worth of tools and equipment was reported stolen from a construction site at 9213 Bloomfield Road on May 22, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    The incident report notes that a person or persons used a metal pipe to break the lock on a construction trailer between the hours of 5 p.m. on May 21 and 7:30 a.m. the following day. Taken were items being used in the construction of a new home at the address.