Today's News

  • Archery team hits the mark; still looking to grow


    The North Washington Elementary archery team recently sent two participants to the state competition, but that’s nothing new.
    The program, which started at North Washington about eight years ago, is no stranger to state.

  • Sagrecy named new WCHS football coach


    Washington County High School principal Paul Terrell announced Tuesday morning that Eric Sagrecy would be named as the Commanders football head coach.
    “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity,” Sagrecy said. “Washington County is a great place to live and to raise a family. I’m grateful to Paul Terrell for the opportunity.”
    Sagrecy is no stranger to the sidelines at Bennett R. Lewis Field.

  • Don't plant frost-sensitive plants yet

  • BIRTH: Mattingly: It's a girl!

    Joe Lee and Kimberly Mattingly of Spring-field announce the birth of their daughter at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington at 12:45 p.m. March 29, 2011.
    Abigail Sophia weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by her brother, Will, 23 months.
    Maternal grandparents are William and Leonna Jones of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Glenn and Paula Mattingly, and Robbie and Randall Cox of Springfield.
    Great-grandparents are Leon and Shirlene Yaste, Cornelius and Rosamond Jones and Marilyn Boone.

  • BIRTH: Wooldridge: It's a boy!

    Cindy Wooldridge and Cody Gordon of Lebanon announce the birth of their son on March 12, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Corey Michael Wooldridge weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Bill Wooldridge, Deb Wooldridge and Bernice Ford of Campbellsville.
    Paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Donna Gordon of Raywick.

  • BIRTH: Scott: It's a girl!

    Julie and Terry Keith Scott of Willisburg announce the birth of their daughter at St. Joseph’s East Hospital in Lexington on Jan. 29, 2011.
    Isabella Rose weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length.
    She was welcomed home by her brothers, Andrew, Daniel and Samuel.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry Shouse of Lawrenceburg and Rosanna Yeager of Lexington.
    Paternal grandparents are Terry and Donna Scott of Willisburg.

  • Local barbeque cook-off to crown points champion


  • Sun college hoops bracket winners announced


    The tournament is over, and Connecticut is the national champion of the men's college basketball tournament.

    With that news also comes the announcement of winners of The Springfield Sun's reader contest. Points were awarded for correct picks in each round of the tournament, and the overall winner will receive $100, while the second-place finisher will receive $50.

  • Washington County ranked seventh healthiest county in the state according to new report

    Keep living a healthy lifestyle, Washington County. It’s paying off.

    According to research released by the University of Wisconsin in Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington County is the seventh healthiest county in the state.
    Boone, Oldham, Calloway, Woodford, Scott and Lyon counties are the six counties that ranked above Washington County, with Boone being the healthiest.

  • Pinkston finds his calling in law enforcement

    There’s a new sheriff’s deputy in town.
    Jerry Pinkston recently hit the streets of Washington County as a new deputy.

    Pinkston is a new officer, but law enforcement is something he has always wanted to do.
    “I had interest in law enforcement when I was in high school, I just never had a good opportunity to do it,” he said.
    Pinkston provided court security at the judicial center before he was offered a job by sheriff Tommy Bartley.
    In his spare time, he also farms and runs a repair shop in East Texas.