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Today's News

  • Cases of child abuse continue to rise

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    There are a lot of things you can do in eight minutes. You can listen to a couple of your favorite songs, watch a quarter of a high school basketball game, or start a load of laundry. And while you are enjoying those everyday activities, sometime during those 480 seconds, a child in Kentucky is reported as abused or neglected, according to data from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the 2009 calendar year.

  • From Left Field

    Stacking the deck?

  • County native hailed as a hero

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    A Washington County native has received a Citizens Meritorious Citation for helping to rescue two people from a burning automobile in Lexington last January. William “Mac” Blair, a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School, was presented the award from the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services' annual Fire Awards Banquet on March 6.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Mann: It's a boy!

    Evin Thomas Mann

    Megan Reid and Travis Mann of Springfield announce the birth of their son at 10:52 p.m. Jan. 19, 2010 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Evin Thomas Mann weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.

    Graves: It's a boy!

    Gage Thomas Douglas Graves

    LaShain and Bryan Graves of Willisburg announce the birth of their son at 4:37 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

  • Commanderettes find runs in E-Town; Florida

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s no secret that Nelson County is the team to beat in 19th District softball. The Lady Cards have been a dominant force for almost two decades, so when the Washington County Commanderettes see the Lady Cards pulling into Springfield, they know they have a fight on their hands.

    When the two teams locked horns on March 30, it was Nelson County who got off to an early 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning, and they never looked back, beating WC 12-1 in the first district match-up of the year.

  • 4-Hers prepare for talent show; results announced

    This spring, 4-H members are busy getting ready for the numerous activities and events.  Sometimes it’s hard to know what ones to include first in the 4-H news!  Today will start the inclusion of results from the 4-H Talk Meet program.  The first school event was held on Tuesday, March 23 at St. Dominic Elementary.  The list of results will be included after the announcement of other upcoming 4-H events.  Congratulations to all of the participants for an outstanding job.

  • Lincoln portrayers to gather in Springfield

    The Lincolns are coming to Springfield!

    More than 200 years after Thomas Lincoln and his family lived in Washington County, a new group of Lincolns will be making their way to town on April 16. More than 50 Abraham Lincoln portrayers will visit the community as part of the Abraham Lincoln Portrayers (ALP) annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Where it All Began.” To celebrate that theme, the group is coming to Kentucky to visit Elizabethtown, Hodgenville, and of course, Springfield.

  • Baseball Commanders open season with three-game win streak

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commander baseball season got off to an impressive start March 23 with a 4-0 shutout of visiting North Hardin. The Commanders got excellent play in the field and at the plate, while senior starting pitcher Joseph Hamilton turned in five innings of work, and junior Travis Smith closed the door on the Trojans with two scoreless innings in relief.

  • Jesse's World: Family working to defeat 3-year-old's autism

    For more than a year now, Melody McClain and her husband, Rusty, have been facing the challenges of raising a child with autism. Jesse, their 3-year-old son, was diagnosed with autism one year ago, and that year has been an incredible journey for the McClain family.

    “When he turned two, I knew there was a problem. He was not waving, not looking at people, and just ignoring people,” Melody McClain said. “At first, we had his hearing tested, but everything was OK. That’s when we went to The Weisskopf Center, and they diagnosed him.”

  • Local students want to 'Kick Butts'

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Members of the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition were out kicking butts March 26 - kicking cigarette butts, that is. It was all part of the group’s annual Kick Butts Day designed to spread word around the community about the dangers of smoking.