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Today's News

  • 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.

  • WC tops Campbellsville, 21-20

    It came a day early, but the Washington County Commanders had a little trick for Campbellsville and a treat for the home fans in the regular season finale Friday night. The Commanders came away with a 21-20 win and some positive momentum heading into the playoffs.

  • From Left Field

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  • St. Catharine College Circle of Friends is Nov. 10

    Mitchell Tolle of Berea will be the guest speaker at St. Catharine College’s annual Circle of Friends event on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    Among his many talents, Mitchell Tolle is a sculptor. That is in addition to his skills as an artist, inspirational speaker, author and lay-minister. Next Tuesday night, Tolle, a Berea resident, will talk at St. Catharine’s Circle of Friends Dinner. While he is an expert at molding clay, Tolle will talk more about molding students in Tuesday’s message at the Spalding student and Community Center.

  • Commanders edge Eagles, 21-20

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders closed out the regular season Friday night with a 21-20 defeat of Campbellsville on WC's senior night.

  • Register for Safe Night Washington County

    “Peace, Fun & Safe Night” will be the theme for this year’s Safe Night Washington County program.  This is the 11th year for the Washington County Heartland Youth Coalition to sponsor a night where young people can come to have fun in a safe place with no weapons, no arguments and no drugs and alcohol.  

  • Special election set to replace Kelly

    A special election has been set for voters in the 14th State Senate district to replace Dan Kelly, who was named to a judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit Monday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The special election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 for the district that encompasses Marion, Mercer, Nelson, Taylor, Washington counties.

    Look to this week's issue of The Springfield Sun for more details.

     

  • Girls on the gridiron

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    There was an all-out war waged at Bennett R. Lewis Field last week. But wait, didn’t the Commanders play in Danville this past Friday? Yes, they did. The titanic struggle of gridiron guts and glory I’m speaking of was the annual powder puff football game played at Washington County High School. It was a battle until the final seconds when the seniors tied the game at 12-12 as the clock ran out and finally won it in a tiebreaker.

  • Local road designated as Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway

    Chances are pretty good that for almost two weeks, local residents have been traveling along the National Scenic Byway and not even known about it. That's because as of Oct. 16, US-150 through Washington County has been officially designated as part of the Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway, which is also now a part of the National Scenic Byway.