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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • 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.