Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Bible-reading marathon

    The annual Bible-reading marathon was held in Springfield this past week, starting on Sunday, May 3 and continuing until the National Day of Prayer last Thursday.

    After volunteers read passages of scripture for more than three days, several members of the community gathered at the 1816 Courthouse building on Thursday at noon for the closing ceremony.

    The event, as it has in years past, concluded with representatives sharing prayers for groups that included the military, media, government and many others.

  • Master Gardeners host speaker on Thursday

    The Lincoln Homestead Master Gardener Association is hosting an event on Thursday that goes beyond just the world of gardening and into what it means to be a mentor to young people.

    Lyda Parker Moore, president of Kentucky Home Master Gardners (Bardstown chapter), will be on hand to deliver the presentation that she shared at the International Master Gardeners Convention in South Korea last September. Master Gardener Jeanette Hase-Spalding said the talk focuses on mentorship.

  • BPW Wine & Stein is Saturday

    Wine, beer, food, music and most importantly, coming together to raise money for women is what’s in store for this Saturday’s Springfield Business and Professional Women’s Club Wine & Stein Gala and everyone (21+) is invited.

  • Bat Pats qualify for NAIA opening round

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officially announced the 45-team field for the 2015 NAIA National Championship Opening Round. The event will take place May 12-15 at nine different locations. Each site will feature a five-team, double-elimination tournament with the winners joining host Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at the 59th annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 22-29.

  • Boys snap streak

    The Washington County Commanders entered the week on a three-game winning streak, only to notch two more victories by Tuesday night, when they defeated the Campbellsville Eagles 4-2 and the Thomas Nelson Generals 14-2.

    The North Oldham Mustangs would halt the streak when they defeated the Commanders 13-1 Friday.

    “That’s the first time I’ve ever played them,” Commanders head coach Adam Blair said after the game. “... they’re a very good team.”

  • Commanderettes win two

    The Washington County Commanderettes entered their week like a freight train, plowing through the competition and defeating the Thomas Nelson Generals and the Bardstown Lady Tigers. Unfortunately, the girls would end the week with a loss when the Generals did a 180 and defeated them, 11-9, on May 7.

    Thomas Nelson
    The Commanderettes put the Thomas Nelson Generals on ice for their first game of the week, taking them out 10-1.

  • WCHS track at regionals

    It was a busy week for Washington County High School’s track team as they hit the road to compete in the Taylor County All-Comer’s meet on May 7 and the Class 1 A Region 3 Meet, hosted at Green County High School, on May 9.

    “I was hoping we would be more competitive at some of the early events,” Washington County track coach Eric Sagrecy told the Sun as the regional meet unfolded.”

  • News briefs for 5/6


  • Library welcomes new reading therapy dog

    Reading therapy, PAWSitive Reading, returns to the Washington County Public Library on Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 am. Libraries can be quiet places where both children and adults can study or find a good story, but when children or adults visit the library and see a dog, the environment may become a little more exciting. Washington County Public Library is excited to welcome dog handler, Dorathy, back with her new reading therapy dog, Ziggy.

  • Conway, Young in search for Democratic governor bid

    Stevie Lowery
    Landmark News Service