Today's News

  • Kentucky Proud to give product demonstrations

    Visitors at the Kentucky State Fair can try delicious, healthy Kentucky Proud recipes and learn about some of the services the Kentucky Department of Agriculture provides for consumers and farmers during the 107th edition of the state fair Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • You're probably from Washington County if...


    Here at The Springfield Sun, we recently created a page on the social networking website Facebook to encourage people to share their memories of growing up and living in Washington County.

  • St. Dominic school to get new science lab courtesy of Alltech, Lyons family


    The future is looking bright for students at St. Dominic School in Springfield. The small Catholic school recently added a new library/media center, as well as a community center/gymnasium. Now, a new science lab appears to be on the horizon.

  • Deal is done for new high school site


    A new high school is on the horizon for Washington County, and the paperwork is almost done to make the purchase of 69.5 acres for the campus official.
    The Washington County School Board met recently, along with Tommy Ward, who is selling the land to the school district for $701,500, and attorneys for each side.

  • Magisterial districts could be redrawn by next election

    The county reapportionment committee and members of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD) spoke before the Washington County Fiscal Court on Monday during the regular scheduled meeting.

    The committee was in charge of redrawing county magisterial lines after the most recent census.
    If its plan is passed by the fiscal court, and later by the state, district four could see change.

  • A lifetime of love

    Like heirloom earrings tucked away in a jewelry box, Joe and Margie Coulter relaxed in a dimly-lit back-room in the basement of their brick home.

    Instantly, Joe and Margie are welcoming. It comes easy after nearly 74 years together. They will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary this Sunday, Aug. 14.  
    They met in grade school, at the one-room school known as Mount Freedom.
    Who made the first move?
    “It’s long forgotten,” Joe said, smiling. His smile indicates otherwise.

  • Commander alumni game

    Washington County High School football alumni got another chance to play on Bennett R. Lewis Field on Friday as part of the Blue / Gold intra-squad scrimmage.

    Players from classes past  ignored age, fitness and logic to chase the pigskin.  
    After the ice packs were put away, the crowd was the real winner. Nothing was broken, but many were likely bruised.
    All survived, leaving enough able-bodies to fill two teams for next season.

  • Early SCC soccer games to be moved off-campus

    On the schedule they are listed as home games, but for now, the St. Catharine College soccer schedule, for both men and women, won’t actually be played at “home.”

    Instead those games will be played at Nelson County High School and/or Bardstown High School.
    The move is due to the construction on campus that will result in a refurbished Barber Soccer Field, with a nine lane track encircling it.
    Adjacent to the soccer/track facility will be six new tennis courts.

  • Sports briefs

    Aug. 12
    Fall baseball

    Fall Little League baseball sign-ups will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at Lebanon City  Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    The league is for 2012 age groups.  
    Contact Tim Peterson at (270) 940-0351 for more details.

    Blake Hoppes football registration

  • Volleyball squad nets preseason victories

    The season officially began on Tuesday, but the Washington County High School volleyball team had already logged time on the court.

    The team competed in the Bluegrass State Games in late July, and won its pool. The Commanderettes finished the games with three wins in six tries.
    Then, last week, they rattled off two victories in scrimmages against Taylor County and Campbellsville.
    Though the wins won’t count in the final standings, they are a good sign for the team.