Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local woman accused of online scams

    An intricate web of lies that stretched across North America and duped innocent, hardworking people of more than $16,000 was allegedly spun right here in Washington County. 

    According to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, Frankie Louise Yates, 63, of Springfield, was indicted recently by a grand jury on a charge of theft by deception over $10,000. The charge is a class C felony.

  • Commanders play six games in eight days

    Six games in eight days, all on the road.

    That’s the gauntlet the Washington County Commanders (2-7, 1-2) have run in the past week, and while the Commanders only went 1-5 in that time, WC head coach Bernard Smalley said he saw several positives in his team’s play during the grueling stretch.

    Garrard County Holiday Classic

  • WC beats Campbellsville on road trip

    Only nine games into the season under first-year head coach Lena Bramblett, the Washington County Commanderettes (2-7, 0-3) have already matched their win total from last year. 

    WC completed this mark during its most recent run of games before Christmas, where the Commanderettes played five games in just seven days, going 1-4 during the challenging stretch.

    Food Pantry Holiday Classic