Today's News

  • SPD raises funds for K-9 unit

    The Springfield Police Department is looking to get a new employee within the next six months to a year  - an employee of the canine variety. 

    According to Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith, they’re looking to have a fully trained officer working a K-9 in the near future. 

  • Instilling a love of literature

     Her name is Ione Pinkston, but everyone around the county just calls her Ms. Ione. 

    Pinkston, 69, is a Washington County native who has been working at the Washington County Public Library since July 1988. 

    Though a Washington County native, Pinkston lived in West Virginia when she was originally hired by the WCPL. 

  • County's Total Patcher temporarily put to halt

    With exceptionally warm temperatures filling the forecasts for much of December, the Washington County Fiscal Court would have loved to have taken advantage by repairing some potholes and cracks in county roads, but there’s just one problem: they can’t get a hold of one of the materials necessary to do it. 

  • Robinson selected for National Young Arts Week

    Aaron Robinson isn’t your typical teenager.

    The Bethlehem High School student, who earlier this year was selected for the Youth Leadership Award in the annual chamber of commerce awards, will soon get the chance of a lifetime. He’s going to Florida for the 35th annual National Young Arts Week in Miami.

  • Senior spotlight: Daisha Edelen

    When Daisha Edelen is on the basketball court, she is always looking to make an impact on defense.

    It’s not that she doesn’t like offense, but for her, she has the most fun when she’s creating offense through her defense.

    “I like defense better than offense,” she said. “I like getting deflections and going down to the other side and getting the ball to a teammate for an assist.”

  • 2015: A sports year in review

    Sun Staff

    • New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who has family in Springfield, visits Washington County over the holidays.
    • The Washington County Commanders notch their first win of the 2014-2015 season after Kambron Hayden hits a buzzer-beating, game-winning basket against the Valley Vikings.
    • The Commanders pick up their second win of season against the Beth Haven Bearcats behind team-leading 18 points from Zac Graves.


  • County purchases ambulance

    The Washington County Fiscal Court will soon be spending more than $100,000 on a new ambulance.

    When the purchase was originally considered, there were five bidders offering to sell the county an ambulance, and the winning bid was presented by Mid America Ambulance and Coach in Campbellsville.

    Magistrate Morris Sweazy, who served on a committee that reviewed the bids, said the recommendation was to purchase a unit from Mid America, which only has 23 miles on it.

  • Ash settling in as city attorney

    Tim Ash, a Louisville native, was recently hired as Springfield’s city attorney and has been settling in to his new position.

    But if it hadn’t been for a change in majors during college, he would never have had the chance.

    Becoming a Lawyer

    When Ash started out at the University of Louisville, his plan was to major in business so he could become a CPA.

  • 2015: A year in review

    • The new Washington County High School opened its doors for classes for the first time on Jan. 5.
    • Katie George, granddaughter of Bob Noe and Martha Ann Haydon of Springfield, was named Miss Kentucky USA 2015.
    • The new Springfield/Washington County Fire Department celebrated the station’s opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
    • Erika Weir represented Washington County and competed in the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky competition.

  • 20,000 pounds and counting

    Times are tough. While most struggle to make ends meet, for some families in Washington County, putting food on the table is more than struggle. For them, hunger is a real danger and food is more than an arm’s reach away.

    But three men from Rockbridge Baptist Church in Willisburg are working to take the edge off that struggle, and they’re doing it with one pound of food at a time.