Today's News

  • Harrod retires as WCHS band director, teacher

    Debbie Harrod spent 32 years educating young people about music, and much of that time was as a band director.

    Now, she has directed her final show and is preparing for a life of retirement.

    Most people think of that as a slowing down time in their lives, but it’s been anything but that for her so far.

    “Everybody says it must be nice, you have all of this free time. I don’t know yet,” Harrod joked.

  • Edelen is Distinguished Young Woman

    It ended with cheers and tears of joy as a crowd came to the front of the stage to catch a closer look of 2016’s Distinguished Young Woman, Hannah Edelen.

    “I’m very blessed,” she said after the competition. “I’m very blessed to be here. I didn’t do it by myself. Without the 12 other girls, I definitely wouldn’t have been near as confident and I wouldn’t have gotten through it.”

    Hannah, 17, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Edelen, was seen with her eyes pooled up with tears when her name was announced.

  • St. Catharine College enjoys success on/off field

    As members of the NAIA, and the Mid-South Conference for just eight years, the St. Catharine College athletic program is still the new kid on the block. But the Patriots have continued to improve and enjoyed what will be termed their most successful year to date in the 2014-2015 campaign.

    While the Patriots will not actually unfurl any championship banners, they can reflect on many accomplishments, both athletically and academically.

  • 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.