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Today's News

  • WC football hosts Campbellsville tonight on Senior Night

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanders finish out their regular season at home tonight as they host the Campbellsville Eagles on Senior Night. The 6-3 Eagles are coming off a 22-0 win over Clinton County last week while the Commanders hope to recover from a tough district loss to Danville.

    After nine games, the Commanders are averaging 20.4 points per game, while the Eagles average 19.3. On the defensive side, WC allows 33.3 ppg while Campbellsville allows 21.3 ppg.

  • Aviation company cleared for takeoff at local airport

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    If you've ever dreamed of going up into the wild blue yonder, then now may be your chance to earn your wings. Washington County's Lebanon-Springfield Airport is the new home to Douglas Aviation.

  • After 72 years, Carey still carrying on in the funeral business

    The following is the first in a four-part series about local citizens who have extensive service time in their chosen profession or community service organization.

    It’s one thing to say that you have a lifetime of experience, but in the case of Rudolph Carey, it’s literally the truth. In his 94 years, Carey has worked 72 of those at the funeral home in Springfield which bears his name, Carey and Son. While most people his age are happy to enjoy retirement and taking it easy, Rudolph gets up every morning and is ready to go to work.

  • Lincoln Heritage Highway celebration set for Friday morning

    A series of press conferences and community observances is planned Friday, October 23 to celebrate recent designation of the Lincoln Heritage Highway from Hodgenville through Danville as a National Scenic Byway.  The Lincoln Heritage Highway is a 71-mile stretch of US 31E and US 150 that also passes through New Haven , Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.

  • Governor appoints Dan Kelly to 11th Circuit Judgeship

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission. 

    “Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position,” said Gov. Beshear.  “I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit.”

    Kelly will be officially sworn in at the Washington County Judicial Center today at 5 p.m.

  • City avoids playing the Grinch with Christmas party

    As the Christmas holiday season nears, the last thing the Springfield City Council wants to do is play the role of the Grinch, or even Ebenezer Scrooge. But with a tight city budget, the town is having to face some tough decisions concerning expenses, especially what needs to be cut and what will not be cut. At its meeting last Tuesday, the council voted 5-1 to continue the annual Christmas dinner for city employees. But a word of warning was in the air, reminding everyone that this could be the last year of living high on the hog.

     

  • Suit filed against Care Academy

    An incident that allegedly took place in December of 2006 has now led to a suit against Care Academy Inc., a former Washington County facility for troubled boys.

    Greg Simms, an attorney with Louisville-based Gruner & Simms, PLLC, said he is representing one young boy who claims he was strip searched at the Care Academy in 2006, and he is looking for others who may have suffered the same experience.

  • Tigers slip past Commanders, 24-14

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    It was a hard-fought and emotional loss for the Washington County Commanders Friday night as they lost 24-14 to Bardstown in a district showdown. The Tigers are poised to win the district outright if they can win against Fort Knox this Friday while the Commanders can still secure an opening-round playoff game at home with a defeat of Danville.

    The action got started Friday night as a light drizzle fell onto the field, making for slippery conditions that would play a key factor in the game.

  • Circle of Friends set for Nov. 10 at St. Catharine College

    The Washington County Circle of Friends, the annual event to benefit St. Catharine College, will be held Nov. 10 in the Spalding Student and Community Center. On campus spearheading the fundraiser will be Dan Hans, the new Director of Development.

    “Everyone is working hard to make it the best Circle of Friends we have ever had,” said Hans. “Hal Goode and Bill Robinson (Chairs of the Circle of Friends along with their wives Mary Lynn and Angela) are great. They have their fingers on the pulse of the community.”

  • WC girls’ golf wraps up 2009

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Washington County Commanderette golf team finished out their 2009 season with regional play at Shawnee Golf Course in Louisville on Sept. 29.

    Junior Emily Cecconi, sophomore Callie Harmon, eighth-grader Amanda Cox and fifth-grader Emily Cox all saw action on what head coach Tom Harmon described as a very wet and very cold day.

    Although the Commanderettes finished near the bottom, they were not last and they gained valuable experience in preparation for next season.