Today's News

  • GOP candidates square off for attorney general

    Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.

    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including as the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Police chase begins in Washington County

    According to Danville Police, a missing Bardstown man led authorities on a chase Saturday that began in Washington County and ended in Danville.

    Thomas Violet, 65, was reported missing on March 31 and was considered a danger while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

    An official at the Danville Police Department confirmed that Violet was stopped when police blew out his tires as he entered Danville city limits.

  • Green Festival this week

    Correction: A typographical error appeared in the Green Festival preview story in this week's edition of The Sun. The story reads that the festival is to take place on April 26. That date is not correct. The correct date is April 25, this Saturday.

    It’s back, and it’s even greener than before.

    The second annual Green Festival is returning to Springfield next week, bringing with it fun and lessons about being friendlier to our environment.

  • Sewer plant seeks upgrade

    An announcement was made at last week’s city council meeting that the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission plans to pursue an upgrade for the sewer plant.

    Angela Culver was on hand to discuss the application process and what the changes would mean for the community.

    “The first part that they are addressing is the headworks, where everything from town comes into the sewer plant. It needs to be upsized for future growth,” she said.

  • Remaining high school issues discussed

    Though the move to the new high school was completed in December and classes began at the facility this semester, work remains to be done.

    A meeting was held last week to discuss the issues that still need to be resolved and topsoil and roof and window leaks were among the most pressing concerns.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects and Tommy Gumm, founder and CEO of Alliance Corporation, were among those to join board members Patsy Lester and Curtis Hamilton, as well as superintendent Robin Cochran and other district officials at the meeting.

  • PHOTOS: Junior Mister 2015

    The 2015 Washington County Junior Mister competition was held on Saturday, and 10 seniors took the stage in search of the title.
    Debbie McIntosh was the emcee of the event, which saw the young men show off their dancing, fitness and, most importantly, comedic skills.
    Wade Moore ruled the night, taking first place overall and in the talent category.
    Junior Mister, which is an homage to the Distinguished Young Woman competition (formerly Junior Miss), has become a staple school event each spring and continued to bring plenty of laughs this past weekend.

  • Basketball awards

    The Washington County Commander basketball team recently hosted its annual awards banquet. Awards winners are listed below in order for the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams.

  • Commanderettes take two wins last week

    Last week, the Washington County Commanderettes picked up a pair of wins to even their record at 6-6. On April 13, the girls hosted the Burgin Lady Bulldogs, cruising to a 15-0 win in three innings.

    The Lady Bulldogs were no contest for the Commanderettes as Washington County scored four runs in the first inning and 11 in the second. Every batter scored for the Commanderettes.

    Senior first baseman Mary Beth Lawson had three putouts against the Lady Bulldogs, as did sophomore shortstop Emilee Boblitt.

  • Commanders compete for cause

    With stellar weather in the forecast, the Washington County Commanders took two wins and a loss while competing for a great cause — breast cancer awareness.

    Over the weekend, the Commanders, who dawned pink and blue, played in Marion County for the second annual Saving Second Base tournament.

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