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Today's News

  • From Left Field

    Did you see that?

    Sometimes there are moments in sports when everything comes together and makes our jobs worth every second we spend on the field, beside the court or behind the desk.

    This past Friday night, the football Commanders traveled to Lincoln County. While there have been signs of life in the WC offense this year, their 0-3 start had some questioning the team.

  • Social news and events

    BIRTHS

    Osbourne: It's a girl!

    Sydney Kathryn Osbourne

    Tara and James Osbourne of Springfield announce the birth of their daughter on Aug. 15, 2009 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

    Sydney Kathryn weighed 8 pounds, 3 1/4 ounces and was 21 inches in length.

    Baker: It's a boy!

    James Dalton Baker

    Sara and James Baker of Lancaster announce the birth of their son at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at the Fort Logan Hospital.

  • Preconditioning considerations for spring-born calves

    With fall just around the corner, Kentucky beef producers will soon begin crafting marketing plans for spring-born calves. Even though producers were enjoying a less-challenging weather pattern this summer, many cow-calf producers have struggled to cover rising costs on a softer calf market.

    This makes post-weaning marketing plans especially important this year. Many cow-calf producers sell calves at weaning each year, regardless of what the market is doing.

  • Washington County girls’ golf enters final week

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It’s not easy to beat 2-1 odds, but when you only have four team members like the Washington County Commanderette golf team, and visiting Nelson County brings eight girls to the match, you have to hang tough and take on the Lady Cards despite being double-teamed.

    Although Nelson County left Springfield with the match win, sophomore Callie Harmon tied for lowest individual score (46) with Lady Card Kim Kasama.

  • Festival to feature miniature farm landscape contest

    The cattle grazed in a pasture where a local farmer labored away in his field. His son rode a tractor across the farm’s property, while his daughter tended to the chickens. The rolling Kentucky countryside was the backdrop for this scene of everyday life in Washington County. The only noticeable difference in this picturesque moment was that the scenario was confined to an eight-foot-by-four-foot sheet of plywood.

  • Commanders push past Pats for first win

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Although the term “Death Valley” sounds menacing and conjures feelings of desolation and foreboding, the Washington County Commanders have found the field at Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Ky., a pleasurable place to play. WC has never lost on that field, defeating Garrard County 33-28 in 2007, and winning 35-30 over home team Lincoln County in the 2008 Death Valley Bowl. Washington County was hoping to add a third win this past Friday night as the 0-3 Commanders cracked helmets with the 1-2 Patriots.

  • Knights beat Commanders 52-7 to win border war.

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The stage was set and the field was wet as the Washington County Commanders hosted the rival Marion County Knights at Bennett R. Lewis Field in Springfield. In recent years, Marion has come out on top in contests that have been decided by a touchdown or less. Tonight, the Knights returned home with a 52-7 win over the Commanders.

  • Spalding rules the ring

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    Some sports are tougher than others, but one of the toughest has to be mixed martial arts, and Springfield native Deon Spalding is the reigning heavyweight champion.

    Spalding competed in Hardrock MMA 12: Night of the Champions on Aug. 15 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Competing as a member of Team Animal, Spalding went one-on-one with Michael “PK” Parker for the vacated Heavyweight belt.

  • Southern States sells clovers for WC youth

    Southern States is showing support of local 4-H clubs by implementing the “Clovers All Over” fundraising promotion in Washington County.  During National 4-H Week and the week after (October 5-18) Southern States will offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase paper clovers in the shape of the 4-H emblem, and 50 percent of the proceeds will directly support local 4-H clubs in Washington County.

  • Alive After Five postponed for Thursday

    Due to the forecast of inclement weather for Thursday, Sept 24, the "Alive After Five" event on Cross Main Street in downtown Springfield from 6-10 p.m. is being postponed. 

    Continue to look to The Springfield Sun for a schedule of other future events in Springfield and Washington County.