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Today's News

  • Commanders fall in playoffs, 42-7

    In playoff football, it all comes down to a win-or-go-home situation. The Washington County Commanders (3-7) traveled to Tompkinsville Friday night to take on the Monroe County Falcons (6-4) in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs, and coach Mark Perry’s team ran into a good, athletic squad.

    Washington County came in having won two of its last four games, including the regular-season finale over Campbellsville. On the other side of the field, Monroe County had dropped three of its last four, despite a 6-0 start to the season.

  • After 34 years, Borders is still playing at the park

    Paul Borders isn't very different than most kids from Washington County. After more than 34 years, he continues to have fun at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

  • Commander band sweeps regional

    The Washington  County Marching Commander Band took the next step toward defending its 2008 state championship this past Saturday with a win in regional competition at Tates Creek High School.

    The WC band came away with first place in the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association (KMEA) Class AA East Regional, and also received the only distinguished rating given at the contest.

  • Wait to prune roses

    After the frosts and freezes I have gotten numerous calls on roses particularly knockout roses and when to cut them back.  You wouldn’t believe how many people have knockouts that have overgrown their bounds this year. This means one thing, we had a good year!

  • Sun writer Earls hospitalized after stroke

    Springfield Sun writer Jimmie Earls remained hospitalized at press time Tuesday after suffering from a stroke Sunday.

    Earls, 45, has been working at The Springfield Sun for more than a year, covering local sports and news stories.

    He became ill around noon Sunday, and was taken to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He was later airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he is being treated in the hospital’s stroke unit.

  • Haydon, Higdon get nods for Senate race

    Jodie Haydon got something better than candy on Halloween - a spot in the race for the state’s 14th District Senate seat. Haydon was selected unanimously Saturday morning at the Democratic Executive Committee meeting at the Bardstown-Nelson County Civic Center. He was the only candidate nominated.

    Haydon, a Bardstown Democrat, served in the state House of Representatives 1997-2004. He will face House District 24 Rep. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, in a special election Dec. 8.

  • 4-H Teen Club to request support for program

    Over the next several weeks, the 4-H Teen Club will be making their annual request for community support of the Food for Kids Backpack program.  Last year, many generous individuals and groups supported the program, and over 130 local students received backpack food on a weekly basis.  

  • SCC men set to tip off hoops season

    In his first year as head coach of the Patriots, J.T. Burton says the demanding Mid-South Conference schedule was a “real eye-opener” for him. And now, as Burton prepares for his second campaign at St. Catharine, he hopes it is his own team that opens some eyes around the conference and the region.

    “You talk about teams that are very good in the half-court, that is what you have with every team in the conference,” said Burton. “Transfer players are important in this conference, ones that can play the tough defense that you need to win.”

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Mudd: It's a girl!

    Sophia Catherine Mudd

    Stephen and Judy Becher Mudd of Berne, Ind., announce the birth of their daughter at 7:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2009 at Adams Memorial Hospital.

    Sophia Catherine weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

    ENGAGEMENTS

    Hahn-Coulter

    Kristen Lynn Hahn and Michael Scott Coulter

    Kristen Lynn Hahn and Michael Scott Coulter will be united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield.

  • Sign up for energy stimulus incentives

    The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy announces that American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds are available to Washington County farmers on approved energy efficiency cost-share items.

    Washington County is one of 49 counties that will not have held or completed a sign-up period for the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) prior to Nov.15, 2009.  Therefore, farmers in Washington County may apply directly to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) for these energy stimulus incentives.