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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • World Farm Animals Day is Oct. 2

    This information we just received and thought you would be interested in this opportunity to learn more about communicating with the general public along with your friends and neighbors.

  • Turn matter into compost

    It is the time of year where a lot of plant debris starts to pile up after a long growing season, and many of us want to turn that free organic matter into compost for next year’s crops.  There are several keys to making good compost, many of which I will explain here.

  • SCC Basketball Tip-Off Banquet

    The St. Catharine College mens’ basketball team will hold a tip-off banquet at Mordecai’s On Main in Springfield, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

    Morehead State University coach Donnie Tyndall will be the guest speaker.

    As head coach at St. Catharine in 1996-97, Tyndall led the Patriots to their only appearance in the National Junior College Tournament. Current Patriot head coach, J.T. Burton was a guard on that national tournament team.

  • Commanders beat Marion County; Coach gets a haircut

    The Washington County Commanders knocked off Marion County Friday night in Lebanon to improve to a perfect 5-0 on the season.

    The only points of the night came in the third period on a Seth Mattingly field goal, giving the Commanders the 3-0 lead, which would stand as the final score.

    Following the game, Washington County head coach Mark Perry kept his word and allowed his players to shave his head in the locker room when the team returned to Springfield.

    For complete details, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun!

  • Resurfacing under way on Bardstown Road

    A long line of traffic is a rare sight in Washington County. Local drivers are used to dealing with slow-moving farm equipment or the occasional horse and buggy. But another summertime traffic jam culprit is road construction, and crews from the Kentucky Department of Transportation have been resurfacing the road from the 150/55/555 intersection to the Cartwright Creek Bridge, about four miles west of town. Drivers passing through the area during the day had to exercise patience as work progressed.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Greenwell: It's a girl!

    Carleigh Marie Greenwell

    Jessica F. and David B. Greenwell of Bardstown announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 8, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Carleigh Marie weighed 7 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length.

    Engagements

    Mudd-Kirkland

    Renee Mudd and Tony Kirkland

  • Former worship leader indicted for sexual abuse

    A former Washington County worship leader has been indicted on 11 counts of sexual abuse by a grand jury.

    Jonathan Linwick, 29, of Lexington, and formerly of Mockingbird Lane in Springfield, was charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse in the 1st degree, a Class D felony.

    See the complete story in this week's edition of The Springfield Sun!

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. Anyone who is indicted is innocent until proven guilty.

  • Commanders move to 5-0 with win over Marion Co.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders' record improved to 5-0 Friday night with a thrilling 3-0 victory over the heavily-favored Marion County Knights. A field goal by senior Seth Mattingly was the deciding score as the Commanders shut down the Knight offense and held them scoreless.

    For a complete wrap-up, see the Sept. 29 issue of The Springfield Sun.

  • Mackville hosts truck and tractor pull

    When most men were little boys, they spent time playing with toy trucks in the dirt. Even when you didn't have a toy truck, a nice big rock was a good substitute. Like all kids at heart, some guys grow up, but they still feel the need to play in the dirt. That was never more evident than this past Saturday at the Mackville Community Center. Mackville Community Development, in cooperation with the Mackville Lions Club, hosted their annual fall truck and tractor pull. All money raised helps to keep the community center funded throughout the year.