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Today's News

  • Elderly man wanders away, found safe Tuesday morning

    An elderly man who wandered away from his home in the northern part of Washington County was found safe early Tuesday morning. The 76-year-old left home Monday afternoon, and had been walking all night when a motorist found him on the Blue Grass Parkway just after daylight Tuesday morning.

    See complete details in this week's issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • County fires EMT facing drug charges

    Christopher Hood, the Washington County EMT charged with felony drug solicitation, has been officially terminated by the county. The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to fire Hood effective Oct. 5. Hood has been suspended without pay since Aug. 27. The firing doesn’t just stem from Hood’s arrest on Aug. 24. According to Washington County EMS Director Mark Hale, there were other factors that resulted in Hood’s dismissal.

  • Patriot golfers compete in conference golf tournament

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams competed last week in the Mid-South Conference fall golf tournaments. The men played at Dale Hollow while the women played at The Pine in Columbia, Ky.

    The Patriot men, playing Monday and Tuesday, were in third place among the 10-team field after the first day, but had to settle for a sixth place finish.

    Aaron Darby led the Patriots with a 36-hole total of 148 (72-76). Adam Nolte had a 151 (77-74), Todd Yelton a 155 (74-81), Alex Carey a 161 (78-83) and Nick Patterson a 163 (77-86).

  • Commanders edge Patriots

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Just when you thought you had witnessed the play of the game Friday night between Washington County and Lincoln County, another key Commander gem would grab your attention. But one play in particular is responsible for Washington County beating the Patriots - the blocked extra point attempt by WC’s Markus Reardon. His block preserved a 17-16 Commander lead which proved to be the final, and improved Washington County’s record to 4-0 on the year.

  • City looks to expand historic district

    Springfield residents living along Main Street may find themselves living in a national historic district if the city has its way.

  • School district facilities committee sets two meeting dates

    The Washington County School District has announced that two meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee are scheduled.

    The committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Board of Education’s central office at 6 p.m.

    The purpose of the meetings will be to discuss the needs of the school district, and a public forum will be held in conjunction with the meetings to gather input.

    Additional meetings will take place in the future, and reports on the meetings will be featured in The Springfield Sun.

  • Springfield teams come out on top in Blake Hoppes action

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The third season of Blake Hoppes Youth League Football got into full swing on Sunday with four games. The league has grown over the past three years into a full-fledged league encompassing Springfield, Lebanon and Campbellsville. The league now has a home field behind the board of education complete with new goal posts, scoreboard and concession trailer. And from the turnout for each game, it seems the league has plenty of support from Washington County and the surrounding communities.

  • WC boys’ golf beats Green Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County boys’ golf team has been chugging along with several recent matches.

    Green County

    On Sept. 9, the Commanders visited Green County and came away with a 163-167 win over the Dragons.

    Chris Spalding shot a 38, followed by Travis Smith at 39, Blake Smith at 42 and Chase Spalding with a 44.

    Heartland Conference

  • Patriot soccer sweeps Pikeville in conference opener

    SCC Sports Information

    The Mid-South Conference is regarded annually as one of the best, if not the best, NAIA conferences in the nation when it comes to soccer. Thus, when your team can get a conference victory it has to be cherished.

    And a victory is what the St. Catharine College men and women recorded at home Saturday against Pikeville in the first conference game of the season. Paul Patton’s women opened the action with a 2-1 win and Tim Wolz’s guys finished the day with a 4-0 conquest of the Bears.

  • Festival offers many contests, exhibits

    During the weekend of the Washington County Crossroads Harvest Festival, Oct. 1-3, the Washington County Fair Board will be sponsoring the county fair exhibits at the Senior Citizen Building.