Today's News

  • Commanderettes flip one on Lincoln

    The Commanderettes were a play and a hit from either going 2-0 or 0-2 last week, but were able to split a pair of games with the district tournament fast approaching.

    Washington County vs. Danville
    5-3 Danville
    When: Friday, April 29
    Where: Idle Hour Park
    Game highlights: Washington County couldn’t convert a bases loaded situation, thus falling 5-3 to the Lady Admirals to split the season series 1-1.

  • Commanders repeat in All-A

    The Commanders began the weekend early, beating Bethlehem 8-0 in a one-hit pitching gem for their second consecutive Fifth Region All-A tournament championship.
    They split the next two games 1-1.

    Washington County vs. Hart County
    12-2 Washington County
    When: Saturday, April 30
    Where: Hart County
    Game highlights: The Commanders (14-6) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after two innings and never let up.

  • Water, water everywhere

    After weeks of mostly grey, rainy weather and sleep interrupted by tornado alerts, sunshine in the window feels like a blessing from the god of Spring. Ten-plus inches of rain had all the animals hunched up in bunches, staggering around in soggy coats with droopy heads. Today they stand broadside to the sun, soaking in the warmth. The gardeners have all been droopy, too, unable to get their hands dirty, early sets washed out, muddy lettuce and carefully prepared rows floated away.

  • Study proves value of forage systems

  • Tips to help you grow great tomatoes

    It is very wet out, but it is time to start planting tomatoes (officially anytime after May 10).  Every year I do an article on growing tomatoes, and generally it is the same article, however there are a few tweeks every year.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Mattingly-Smith

    Todd and Cindy Mattingly of Springfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Mattingly, to Robbie Smith, son of Crystal and Bobby Smith of Springfield.
    Mattingly is a 2006 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology. She is currently earning her master’s degree at Western Kentucky University and will graduate in December 2011.

  • Turner will sign today to play college football


    Washington County football player Qwan Turner is set to sign a letter of intent to play college football today at 1 p.m.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun to see where he went, and learn more about his future on the field.

  • Hit-and-run crash at Fredericktown under investigation


  • Commanders beat Bethlehem, now one game from All-A state


    The Washington County Commander baseball team defended its 5th Region All-A Classic championship at Idle Hour Park Thursday with an 8-0 win over Bethlehem. With the win, the Commanders now advance to face Christian Academy of Louisville for a trip to Lexington to play in the All-A Classic state tournament at Whitaker Bank Park, home of the Lexington Legends.
    Read more about the Commanders' success in next week's Springfield Sun.

  • Sagrecy starts filling his staff

    He’s been on the job as Washington County’s new head football coach just over two weeks, and Eric Sagrecy has already started to fill his coaching staff.
    On Monday the former Washington County High and Georgetown College player announced that he was bringing on two coaches who followed a similar path in their careers.

    Bobby Joe Mattingly, a teacher at North Washington Elementary School, and Scott Mudd, a teacher at Washington County Middle School, were named the first two assistants on Sagrecy’s staff.