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Today's News

  • SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Striving for Excellence

    John Overby
    Sun Sports Writer

    From the moment Austin Riggs discovered football, he was in awe at the physical nature that the game entailed. Unlike basketball and baseball, he says, football is a sport that you can impose your will on the other team through sheer physicality and “it not be a problem.”

    “You can hit somebody and not have to worry about it,” Riggs said.

    For him, that is perhaps the most rewarding part about playing football.

  • Reeling in the big one

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Brothers Nathan and Lynn Cochran could be considered hometown heroes.
    That’s because the two took the win in the amateur division of the 2014 Crappie Classic National Championship at Cumberland Lake in Somerset.

    According to Nathan, the pair won a slew of prizes including a new boat, motor, anchor, depth finder and battery charger. He said it felt good to win the event.
    “It’s a great feeling,” Nathan said.

  • WC girls gearing up

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    Through sounds of sneakers running on the court and the echo of a ball dribbling, the Washington County Commanderettes are coming off a 6-19 season and are gearing up for action.

  • ‘It’s not going to be easy’

    Nick Schrager
    Sun Sports Writer

    In with a flash, the Washington County Commanders boys’ basketball team are tooling up to take on the district this season.

    Commanders head coach Bernard Smalley, who coached the Comanderettes for the last seven years, said the team, who is coming off a rough 3-22 season, will have to believe in themselves this year if they want to succeed.

    He said his four seniors will be leading the team this year.

  • News briefs 11/26

    Ongoing

    Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Legacy Museum. If you have any free time, even a couple of hours would be greatly appreciated. Call Lena at (859) 336-3232.

    Volunteers Needed

    Consider volunteering out at Lincoln Homestead State Park in 2015. If interested, please contact Bobby Bartholomai at the pro shop. (859) 336-7461

    Leaf Pick-up

  • Library receives grant

    Construction on the new Washington County Public Library will begin early in 2015 with the approval of a $1.8 million state grant awarded to the Board of Trustees.

    Washington County Public Library was one of ten libraries awarded grants by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in what is the largest funding for library construction in Kentucky history.

  • Bus driver arrested for DUI

    Kentucky State Police report an arrest of a bus driver in Washington County for allegedly operating a motor  vehicle under the influence with more than 40 students on board.

    Holly M. Brown, 46, of Louisville, was arrested on Sunday after Post 15 of the Kentucky State Police receieved a call from an off duty Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy at 1:26 p.m.

    The deputy informed KSP that he had followed a charter bus that was traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway to EZ Stop on KY 555. He said he suspected that the driver was under the influence.

  • Schrager added to news team

    The Springfield Sun is welcoming a new member to its news team this week, with the addition of Nick Schrager as the publication’s new sports and news reporter.

    Schrager will be replacing John Overby, who is taking a reporter position at the Central Kentucky News Journal in Campbellsville.
    After spending his previous two years as a freelance sports writer for The Lebanon Enterprise, Schrager said he is ready to take on a role that encompasses more than just the sports beat.

  • Washington County gets snow day waiver

    Washington County was one of 13 districts to receive special approval recently for a non-traditional instruction waiver to allow students to stay on top of their work, even when the weather keeps school from being in session.

    Washington County School Board applied for the waiver in August, and chose to ask for five of the 10 possible days to be used for what the district has coined “Commander Days.”

  • SPD look into WCMS incident

    Springfield Police reported responding to an incident at Washington County Middle School on Nov. 13 after an altercation between a fan and a basketball official.

    According to the incident report, Ofcs. Paul O’Bryan and Tony Golden responded to WCMS after a call came in shortly after 8 p.m. about a fight at the school.

    Upon their arrival, they were informed that a fan in attendance, David Alex Cambron, had hit referee Jay Mattingly. When the officers entered the gymnasium, they found Cambron being subdued by several men on the gym floor.